Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Take ideas and concepts and create working machines and technology

Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing

What is Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering?

Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering are intertwined at all points in the process. Everything we use on a daily basis is mechanically engineered, and at one time manufactured. Mechanical Engineers design, build, test and maintain machines, and Manufacturing Engineers take those ideas from concepts to the real-life machine or product.

Why study Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering?

We’re moving into an era of rapid innovation, complex technology and greater sustainability. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineers are vital for our future. You’ll apply scientific and engineering knowledge to machine-building and learn about: 

  • Designing and testing machines
  • Understanding, analysing and improving complex industrial, manufacturing and infrastructure systems.

Why choose UNSW?

Stand out from other graduates in the market thanks to our leading-edge facilities, opportunities and industry connections. A $67 million refurbishment of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering will take your education to even greater heights. We’re ranked 1st in Australia and 50th globally for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering by QS Subject rankings, 2024. UNSW is known for its graduate employability, with UNSW awarded the Most Employable Students Award in the AFR Top100 Future Leaders Awards for 5 consecutive years (2020-2024).*

What about careers?

Want to land yourself in a career designing and building machines while contributing to the future of our planet? This is the field for you. Career opportunities are endless for Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineers – from developing motor vehicles, ships and aircraft, to working with robots, or marketing and selling machines you’re constructing. It’s the most employable field of engineering for a reason. 

Career options include:

  • Designing vehicles from cars to spacecraft
  • Analysing acoustics for planning a building
  • Designing a suitable power system
  • Designing and developing next generation machines for aiding the disabled
  • Designing and manufacturing industrial robots
  • Using computer integration to automate a chemical manufacturing facility
  • Developing processes to fabricate nano-devices
  • Finding a cost-effect facility layout alternative for an aerospace manufacturing company

What are my study options?

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