Mechanical Engineering - MECHIS8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Mechanical engineering offers unique opportunities to combine various disciplines to develop and improve products, processes and systems – and change the world for the better. Our programs provide students with the knowledge, tools and strategies to design engineering systems and manage a product’s lifecycle.

The specialisation in Mechanical Engineering is defined by a core of disciplinary knowledge, advanced disciplinary knowledge and an advanced research component. It provides a solid postgraduate coursework program for the professional mechanical engineer wishing to upgrade their skills or extend their knowledge.


Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or similar with a minimum 65% average*.

*NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - 24-30 UOC (4-5 courses) chosen from the list below:

Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - 24-30 UOC (4-5 courses) chosen from the list below:

Research-related Courses - 18 UOC

Students may substitute:
for GSOE9010 Eng PG Coursework Res Skills if they have advanced standing for their undergraduate research project.

Electives - 24 UOC

Students must include at least 6 UOC of Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) courses from the following list:
Students may choose the remainder of the electives from the Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses listed above, from the Engineering & Technical Management (ETM) course list and from the list of approved courses from other schools at the following link.

Please note that where there is an equivalent school course (in the case of GSOE9810, GSOE9820 and GSOE9830), students are expected to complete the course offered by their own school).

Prerequisite requirements for Level 4 Disciplinary Knowledge courses and Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge courses must be met. Up to 12 UOC of foundation courses (Level 3) may be approved by the Program Authority as prerequisites.

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Mechanical Engineering) may obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

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