Master of Mechanical Engineering

  • CRICOS code: 106108G


The Master of Mechanical Engineering is a 2–3 year degree (full-time) depending on your prior study.

Course structure

First year

In your first year (or equivalent) you’ll complete foundation engineering subjects – tailored to students from a non-engineering background. If you’ve completed the Mechanical Systems major in your bachelor’s degree, plus the required maths and science subjects, you’ll receive credit for these foundation engineering subjects and start in second year.

Second and third year

In the second and third year of the program (or equivalent), you’ll focus on your chosen engineering discipline. As a mechanical engineering student, your focus will be on turning energy into power and motion, and designing, constructing and operating devices and systems. You will focus on fluid mechanics, turbulence and biomechanics.

You’ll undertake an industry, design or research project and gain the skills and knowledge to practice as a professional engineer.

Choose your specialisation

As a Master of Mechanical Engineering student, you can pursue your career goals and interests through one of four specialisations, or you can choose not to specialise if you’d prefer.


Develop advanced skills in fluid mechanics, propulsion, aeroelasticity and aerospace control, and take part in cutting edge research in world-class facilities like the Walter Bassett Aerodynamics laboratory.


Study tailored business subjects developed in partnership with the Melbourne Business School, covering how economics, marketing and finance relate to engineering.


Study the design and manufacture of machine elements, including concurrent design of systems and productions, computer-based manufacturing, automation and IT, and materials selection.


Gain expertise in advanced material processing, metals for additive manufacturing, material modelling and characterisation, and how to make high performance materials.

Industry, design and research subjects

Internship subject

Build your skills and work experience through our academically credited Internship subject. Run over 10–15 weeks, you could intern at an infrastructure and construction, aerostructures, biotechnology, manufacturing, or mining and resources company.

Creating Innovative Engineering subject

Work on a real-world innovation challenge with an industry mentor through our Creating Innovative Engineering subject.

Mechanical Engineering Capstone project

Conduct research alongside our world-leading mechanical engineering researchers in our Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project. Work on an industry partnered project, or pursue your own exploratory research. You’ll have the opportunity to present the findings to the public at our annual engineering showcase, the Endeavour Engineering and IT Exhibition.

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Master of Mechanical Engineering

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