Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering)

VU course code: NHEM | CRICOS: 084875J | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years full time or longer for part time
In person
Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Get set for an exciting career inventing devices and generating clever solutions to engineering challenges, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering) from VU.

Mechanical engineers use their in-depth knowledge of the physical sciences and maths to improve the quality of life on Earth. Recent engineering breakthroughs include 3D printing machines, unmanned vehicles and high-performance prostheses.

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering) degree focuses on modelling and simulation of components, machines, processes and systems.

You’ll work on real problems and projects in the workplace and community. This ensures that you are career-ready when you graduate.

Our degree prepares you for work a wide range areas, including:

  • computer-aided engineering design
  • modelling and simulation
  • transport systems
  • machine health monitoring
  • design of medical devices and prostheses
  • mining
  • defence
  • manufacturing.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering), students will be required to complete 384 credit points, consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;
  • 288 credit points of Core Mechanical Engineering studies.


Students are required to produce documented evidence of the completion of 12 weeks professional experience.


Accreditation:

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership.


First Class Honours:

To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours, students must achieve:


  • A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3;
  • A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4;
  • An average HD grade for the final year units, NEF4101 Research Project 1 and NEF4201 Research Project 2

Units

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

VU's mechanical engineering graduates are known in the industry as well-rounded, accredited engineers, with highly sought-after technical and problem-solving skills.

You could find work as one of the following:

  • mechanical engineer
  • design engineer
  • product engineer
  • product innovation engineer
  • development engineer
  • production engineer
  • sales engineer
  • systems engineer
  • production manager
  • engineering manager.

Industries that employ mechanical engineers include:

  • medical
  • automotive
  • aviation
  • transport
  • construction
  • food production
  • medical engineering
  • manufacturing
  • marine
  • defence
  • mining
  • petrochemical
  • resources
  • power generation
  • investment banking and finance.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership.

Salaries

Find average salaries for various engineering-related professions in Australia on Jobs and Skills Australia

Employment rates

Find engineering employment rates in Australia (PDF)