Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Engineering


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Almost every product or service you see in our world has in some way been influenced by a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineering is about turning energy into motion and power. It covers the generation, conversion, transmission and use of mechanical and thermal energy, and includes the design, construction and operation of devices and systems.

A mechanical engineer might design advanced materials for supersonic and hypersonic space travel, robots and automatic control systems, or perhaps work alongside medical professionals to investigate the human body and design aids and instruments for medicine.


For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

Single degree

  • 0032 Bachelor of Engineering

Double degrees

  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0548 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0094 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Laws
  • 0085 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 2965 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)

Progression to further studies

Postgraduate study is also available in this area of study in the following courses:

  • 3292 Master of Engineering Science (Research)
  • 3291 Doctor of Philosophy