Start Date
February
July

Duration
4 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
LHMR

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Prerequisites
SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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Entry Scores
2022 Guaranteed Entry
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Degree overview

  • Fast-track your career and complete a master degree in just one year instead of two.
  • Discover the latest in machinery design, advanced materials, manufacturing technologies and sustainable energy systems and learn to engineer solutions to everyday challenges.
  • Build and design solutions that use contemporary mechanical engineering industry tools and advanced technologies.
  • Extend your skills into the specialised field of engineering management focusing on operation management, resource planning, supply chain and project management.
  • Benefit from a program of study that is informed by our well above world-class research in engineering1.
  • Study at SA’s No. 1 university for student experience and teaching quality in engineering2.
  • Gain real-world experience through the STEM Professional Practice Program involving 450+ hours of placements, internships, site visits and networking events.
  • Complete a thesis or research project in your area of interest with opportunities to work on an industry-related project.
  • Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia (EA)3, graduates are eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

22021 Good Universities Guide –Undergraduate and Postgraduate

3Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Snapshot

Snapshot

This fast-tracked program of study offers an accelerated pathway to a master level qualification that provides you with an advanced level of knowledge in the specialised field of engineering management.

Mechanical engineering is a diverse field that can be applied right across numerous industries – from robotics and automation, to manufacturing, defence technology, aerospace, mining, construction and energy.

You will learn to engineer solutions to everyday challenges, discovering the latest in machinery design, advanced materials, manufacturing technologies and sustainable energy systems.

As a mechanical engineering student, you will have access to industry standard facilities, with UniSA ranked No. 1 in SA for campus facilities in engineering1. Facilities include the Mechatronics Lab, Experience One Studio and Experiential Learning Suite.

By combining your undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering, with a Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) you will further develop your skills to include managing the operations of an engineering organisation.

Our connections with industry will see you gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program, including placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits and networking events.

1ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

Your undergraduate degree has a strong focus on real solutions for real-world engineering problems, you will study:

  • dynamics and controls
  • fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
  • mechanical system design and digital prototyping
  • advanced materials and renewable energy technology

You can also choose from a second major in Mechanical Design, Engineering Management or Energy Systems.

A significant portion of your honours year will then involve a major project, where you will take the lead as an engineer in a project environment, working with industry, a government organisation, or an academic research area. You will also have internship opportunities in the final year of your undergraduate degree.

Progressing through to your postgraduate studies you will learn about the strategic management of engineering operations as they relate to managing an engineering organisation. You can study topics such as:

  • robotics and automation
  • energy management
  • organisational leadership
  • enterprise resource planning
  • project planning and control
  • strategic procurement

The UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge attained throughout your studies in real-world settings.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Programming Concepts COMP 1045 4.5
Engineering Materials RENG 1005 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1 MATH 1063 4.5
Sustainable Engineering Practice ENGG 1003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Electrical and Electronic Systems EEET 1027 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 MATH 1064 4.5
Engineering Mechanics MENG 1012 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mechanics of Materials CIVE 2005 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 3 MATH 2028 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Mechanical Engineering Practice MENG 2009 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Engineering Dynamics MENG 2014 4.5
Mechanical Design Practice MENG 2004 4.5
Fluid and Energy Engineering MENG 2002 4.5
Project Management for Engineers ENGG 2004 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Energy Conversion and Management MENG 3005 4.5
Control Systems EEET 3046 4.5
Computer Aided Engineering Practice MENG 3003 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Design Management for Engineers ENGG 3006 4.5
Mechanics of Machines MENG 2008 4.5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Note(s): 4 Rule(s): 1,2
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Engineering Capstone Experience A ENGG 4007 4.5
Engineering Honours Project A ENGG 4009 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Major 4.5 Note(s): 1,5 Rule(s): 3
Engineering Capstone Experience B ENGG 4008 4.5 Note(s): 3
Engineering Honours Project B ENGG 4010 4.5 Note(s): 3
Major in MECHANICAL DESIGN - courses must be completed in the sequence shown
Manufacturing Processes MFET 2001 4.5
Engineering Modelling MATH 2009 4.5
Advanced Thermo-Fluid Engineering MENG 4004 4.5
Design in Plastics and Advanced Composites MFET 4011 4.5
Vibration Analysis of Mechanical Systems MENG 4034 4.5
Sustainable Energy System Design MENG 4003 4.5
Sustainable Development and Design Practice MENG 4022 4.5
Design for Manufacture and Assembly MFET 3009 4.5
Major in ENERGY SYSTEMS - courses must be completed in the sequence shown
Manufacturing Processes MFET 2001 4.5
Engineering Modelling MATH 2009 4.5
Advanced Thermo-Fluid Engineering MENG 4004 4.5
Design in Plastics and Advanced Composites MFET 4011 4.5
Energy and Society MENG 5005 4.5 Note(s): 2
Project Planning and Control G MFET 5040 4.5 Note(s): 2
Renewable Energy Systems EEET 3050 4.5
Design and Integration of Renewable Energy Systems EEET 4072 4.5
Major in ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
Manufacturing Processes MFET 2001 4.5
Engineering Modelling MATH 2009 4.5
Advanced Thermo-Fluid Engineering MENG 4004 4.5
Design in Plastics and Advanced Composites MFET 4011 4.5
Total Quality Management MFET 5022 4.5 Note(s): 2
OR
Intelligent Production Systems MFET 5055 4.5
Project Planning and Control G MFET 5040 4.5 Note(s): 2
Sustainable Development and Design Practice MENG 4022 4.5
OR
Integrated Industrial Actuation MENG 4019 4.5
Lean Six Sigma MFET 5053 4.5 Note(s): 2
FLEXIBLE Major
Manufacturing Processes MFET 2001 4.5
Engineering Modelling MATH 2009 4.5
Advanced Thermo-Fluid Engineering MENG 4004 4.5
Mechanical Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 5
Flexible Minor 4.5
Flexible Minor 4.5
Flexible Minor 4.5
Flexible Minor 4.5
MECHANICAL ELECTIVES
Design in Plastics and Advanced Composites MFET 4011 4.5
Integrated Industrial Actuation MENG 4019 4.5
Flexible Minor in BUSINESS INNOVATION Rule(s): 4
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
OR
Principles of Project Management BUSS 5142 4.5 Note(s): 2

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects, as well as to contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12–26 hours of study when at university and 14–28 hours of independent study per week. 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Honours

This is a four-year, professional degree with honours. The honours component includes a minimum of one year of advanced studies in research and professional practice. You will receive First Class, Second Class or Third Class Honours, depending on your performance.

You will graduate with industry experience and connections, and a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree. Your honours year is designed to prepare you for future leadership roles in mechanical design, advanced manufacturing and applied mechatronics.

Why Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) (Pathway to Master of Engineering (Engineering Management))

Why this Degree

This fast-track to master program enables you to commence a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) and secure a place in the Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) to be completed in five years of study instead of the typical six years, with the program granting you one year of advanced standing.

Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, your undergraduate degree will see you learning in industry-standard facilities, applying engineering theory to real-world challenges. You will also enjoy significant opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through the 450+ hours of the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.

Progression to the master degree will see your learning supported by world-class engineering research, with UniSA rated well above world-class for research in engineering1, and strong theoretical teaching integrated with experienced-based learning. The program provides engineering management skills for future leaders in the industrial engineering sectors, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to strive in the ever-competitive global market.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide to ensure our degrees remain relevant and connected to industry. All undergraduate engineering students at UniSA participate in the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program, giving you the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience and make industry connections.

Industry work placements and internships enhance the employability skills of our graduates, with many gaining employment through work placements or internships.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

Graduates of this degree have found full-time work with respected organisations like the Orlando Wyndham Group, Holden, Origin Energy, Caroma, WMC (Olympic Dam), Aurecon, Bridgestone, Transport SA, and SA Water. Careers to consider:

  • mechanical engineer: developing products from small parts to large plant, machinery or vehicles; can work on all stages of a product such as research, development, design, manufacture and installation
  • production engineer: working to eliminate wastefulness in production processes; develops systems, facilities and equipment that increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve quality and safety
  • mechanical engineering supervisor: overseeing the design of mechanical equipment, industrial processes and robotics; supervising the production, operation, repair and maintenance of equipment; managing staff, resources and work processes
  • hydraulics engineer: focusing on fluid mechanics – the motion, control and storage of water and sewage; designs and develops structures and facilities, such as canals, rivers, dams, reservoirs and water treatment plants; works on large scale issues such as power generation, flood control and access to drinking water
  • mechanical designer: creating machines, products, and new technologies; using computer aided design software (CAD) and tools; understanding of drafting practices and standards relevant to their industry and products

With the combination of the Bachelor and Masters program there are additional career options, with employment opportunities in engineering consulting firms, construction companies, and local, state and federal government. You could consider:

  • energy manager: monitoring and reducing energy usage; understanding where and how energy is used; highlight energy reduction across business, projects and work sites
  • engineering operations manager: supervising and leading teams of engineers, scientists and technicians who work on projects; overseeing production and quality control; directing operations, testing and maintenance; planning and scheduling, client consulting, budgetary responsibilities
  • quality assurance manager: working with management and staff to establish procedures and quality standards and to monitor these against agreed targets; writing management and technical reports; determining training needs; promoting change and improvement in performance and quality
  • business development engineer: developing and maintain excellent client relationships; working with new and existing clients to create new business and identify new markets; proposing business ventures, providing project details, writing business proposals, meeting business revenue targets

You could also continue with a PhD through one of our dynamic research concentrations.

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses are home to fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student sports and fitness facilities, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • career services and mentoring
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

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