Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering)

VU course code: NHEM | CRICOS: 084875J | Level of study: Undergraduate
4 years
In person

Tuition fee per semester: AU$18,800

VU Melbourne: Footscray Park
29 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

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’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

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

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

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)