Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering)

About Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) 

UNSW Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) is a two-year full-time postgraduate degree for students with a recognized undergraduate degree. The degree is designed for Mechanical Engineers and engineering graduates who want to advance and expand their knowledge and upskill in this area of expertise. The exciting part is mechanical systems can be found across every sector imaginable.  As a Mechanical Engineer, you can work in almost any field that sparks your interest.   

Mechanical engineering offers the unique opportunity to combine various disciplines together to develop and improve products, processes and systems to create better solutions for the natural and man-made world. You’ll develop the knowledge, tools and strategies to design engineering systems and manage a product lifecycle. Your study will cover the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, tools, plants and factories. This includes power generation, propulsion and manufacture. 

Flexible learning is a cornerstone of this postgraduate degree. It’s designed for students who already have a four-year accredited engineering degree and now want to broaden their job prospects through cross-training, re-training or specialisation. This program takes two years to complete but there is the possibility of being granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit for recognition of prior learning 

The typical program structure comprises 16 courses, broken down into four disciplinary knowledge courses, three research courses and four engineering and technical management electives. 

Why Study Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) 

Give yourself a professional advantage with a degree from Australia’s top-ranking Engineering faculty. You’ll study at UNSW’s School of Mechanical Engineering ranked #1 in Australia and 45th in the world in the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. We’re the only Australian university ranked in the top 50. 

We produce internationally acclaimed research, working closely with industry to provide innovative solutions to the sector. Due to recent investment, we’re now home to many cutting-edge laboratory facilities which are unique nationally.  

There’s a range of benefits from studying mechanical engineering with us:  

  • Our staff are experts in their field in Australia and across the world 
  • We have expertise in a diverse set of mechanical engineering disciplines including aerospace, mechanical, advanced manufacturing, mechatronic and robotics  
  • Cutting-edge laboratory facilities including a robotics laboratory, energy storage laboratory, solar thermal energy laboratory and nuclear energy laboratory  
  • Our School is a research powerhouse for mechanical engineering with strengths in Energy Conversion and Storage, Engineered Medical Solutions and Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
  • Partnerships with industry leaders such as  Australia Advanced Aerospace Technology, Delta V – Fusion Power Systems, Hyundai NGV, The Boeing Company and Xinjang Goldwind Science & Technology  

Your Career Opportunities      

The demand for Mechanical Engineers is high, from large scale manufacturing projects to acoustics consultancies, this is a career that will provide you with a range of employment options. 

Mechanical Engineers work with energy, motion, forces, solids, liquids and gases and numbers. You can apply these skills to a range of sub-disciplines in  mechanical engineering depending on your area of interest. You can work in areas such as Power Generation, Transport, Composite Structures, Building Services, Infrastructure and Medical Devices.   

UNSW graduates develop rewarding careers in roles such as: