Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

 About Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at UNSW

UNSW Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) is a two-year postgraduate degree offered at Australia’s top engineering faculty. This flexible postgraduate degree lets you specialise in mechanical engineering and gain in-depth knowledge and technical ability while continuing your professional development through industrial training.

This degree is an entry point for graduates who want to pursue a career as an engineer with accreditation by Engineers Australia. In this degree, you’ll gain the theory, tools and strategies to design engineering systems and manage a product’s full life-cycle. You’ll gain advanced disciplinary knowledge and practical experience in areas of:

  • Computer-aided design and manufacture
  • Machine condition monitoring
  • Acoustics and noise
  • Composite materials and mechanics
  • Solar thermal energy design
  • Automobile engine technology

Through an extensive research project, you’ll have the opportunity to extend your knowledge in a specific area of interest. The project enables students to gain valuable skills in project planning and management and learn methods to undertake the critical analysis, interpretation and communication of results. 

 Why Study Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at UNSW

Standout from other graduates in the job market with a degree from Australia’s top-ranking Engineering faculty. In the 2020 Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, UNSW  Mechanical Engineering ranked 1st in Australia and 35th in the world. As one of the largest mechanical engineering schools in Australia, we have more than 2,500 students and 90 staff members. 

With our global academic standing and size, benefits from studying with us include: 

  • Our teaching staff and researchers have expertise in a diverse set of Mechanical Engineering disciplines: aerospace, mechanical, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics and robotics 
  • Cutting-edge facilities including laboratories specialising in robotics, energy storage, solar thermal energy and nuclear energy
  • 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 Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology 

Gain Practical Training & Professional Recognition  

Accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord, UNSW Master of Engineering degree is globally recognised. This degree includes a practical work experience component where you’ll apply your knowledge in practical settings through 60 days of approved industrial training in Australia or overseas.    

Your Career Opportunities  

Mechanical engineering is a profession that continues to evolve as technology improves and the optimisation of design and construction of machines continues. The demand for skilled engineering professionals is high, from large scale manufacturing projects to acoustics consultancies.

Mechanical Engineers work with energy, motion, forces, solids, liquids and gases and numbers. Depending on your area of interest, you can apply these skills to a range of sub-disciplines in mechanical engineering. The skills learned can be used in power generation, transport, composite structures, building services, Infrastructure and medical devices. 

UNSW graduates develop rewarding careers in roles such as:  

  • Aerospace Engineer 
  • Automotive  Engineer 
  • CAD Technician 
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer 
  • Maintenance Engineer 
  • Mechanical Engineer 
  • Nuclear Engineer 
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92% of Mechanical Engineers secure full-time work, with the national average of full-time employment is only 66%.  Source

 What Our Graduates Say  

“I chose to undertake a postgraduate degree at UNSW to be exposed to new technologies, cultures and an entirely different academic system where I could truly test myself. My time as a postgraduate student certainly proved to be a great challenge.”

Siaham Si – Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Graduate