Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, plants and factories.

The purpose of many machines is to produce, to transmit and to use power. A motor vehicle, having an engine, a drive-line and a suspension system is a typical example. Robots, aircraft engines, household appliances and equipment for agriculture, construction and mining are examples of other machines.

Much of the equipment installed in large buildings and factories is essentially mechanical. Examples include building lifts and air conditioning plants. Steam generators and turbines are major mechanical elements in power stations which generate electricity.
Mechanical Engineering is the most diverse of the engineering disciplines in terms of both the industries it serves and the activities which it involves.

The activities of Mechanical Engineers are essential to society and there is often great satisfaction in undertaking this vital work. Further, because of the fundamental importance of these activities, there is stable employment in associated industries. The power generation industry is an example. However, because of the diversity of activities and skills associated with Mechanical Engineering, there is also a wide range of exciting employment opportunities for both men and women in Australia and overseas.

Studying Mechanical Engineering at UNSW

The study of Mechanical Engineering is primarily though the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. At the undergraduate level, Mechanical Engineering is available within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program (3707) and relevant dual degree programs. Postgraduate research and coursework programs are also offered by the School.

Mechanical Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3707 Engineering (Honours) Major MECHAH3707
3761 Adv Math (Hons) / Eng (Hons) Major MECHAH3761
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major MECHAH3762
3763 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major MECHAH3763
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major MECHAH3764
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law Major MECHAH3765
3766 Music / Engineering (Honours) Major MECHAH3766
3767 Engineering (Hons) / Science Major MECHAH3767
3768 Eng (Hons) / MBiomedE Major MECHAH3768
3769 Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major MECHAH3769
3772 Engineering(Hons)/Computer Sci Major MECHAH3772
3785 Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci Major MECHAH3785
3961 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major MECHAH3961

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