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Mechanical Engineering

Course overview

A postgraduate major in Mechanical Engineering will provide you with an advanced understanding of the design of mechanical components, whole machines, mechanical systems and mechanical processes.

You will learn how to analyse mechanical design, using the principles of motion, energy, and force to ensure the safety and reliability of products, and you will understand how efficient systems and processes support the manufacture of products at a competitive cost.

Areas of study include advanced computational fluid analysis, experimental robotics, advanced combustion and computational nanotechnology.

Course requirements

To meet requirements for the Master of Engineering majoring in Mechanical Engineering a candidate will complete 72 credit points as listed in the unit of study table including:

  • 24 credit points of core units
  • 24 credit points of specialist units
  • A minimum of 12 credit points of research units
  • A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units.

Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL), must complete 48 credit points of Core/Specialist/Research units with a balance such that there is:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of specialist units, and
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of research units.

For more information on units of study and degree program requirements visit CUSP (