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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Deakin's Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) allows you to turn your passion into a rewarding career. Today, mechanical engineers lend their expertise to the development of almost every design imaginable.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
S462, 079996J
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Jun

About this course

Deakin's Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) allows you to turn your passion into a rewarding career. Today, mechanical engineers lend their expertise to the development of almost every design imaginable. Not only will this internationally recognised program prepare you to be an industry-ready professional engineer, it'll give you the chance to get hands-on with advanced technologies in our multi-million dollar engineering precinct.

No matter what types of technology spark your interest, Deakin provides the ultimate training ground to design, construct and test your ideas. You'll have access to the same tools as industry professionals and, through 60 days of work experience, you'll work alongside professional engineers on projects that inspire your creativity. On top of that, the course's project-oriented design-based learning activities develop your ability to work in teams, communicate and lead.

Ready to be the brains behind machines big and small?

Mechanical engineers are crucial to the design and development of the systems, devices and machinery that power our lives, including complex products like cars, aeroplanes, biomedical devices and renewable energy systems.

By studying Deakin's Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), you'll be able to confidently utilise principles of technology and science to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. You'll get the design, engineering and entrepreneurial skills required to develop and run the complex mechanical systems, devices and machines of the future.

This highly sought-after skill set allows you to transition into a variety of engineering roles, from automotive manufacturing and robotics design, to engineering spacecrafts fit for deep space. Graduates can expect to gain employment in supplier companies, leading manufacturing and design companies, aircraft, ship building, automotive, aerospace and biomedical areas.

During the course you'll cover core mechanical disciplines including machine, structural and thermos-fluids design and industrial control, all while developing professional skills that make you more employable, like project management, communication and teamwork. Importantly, throughout your degree you'll put these skills into practice with frequent industry-linked experiences including:

  • project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL)
  • access to Deakin's state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training
  • international and national competition challenges such as the World Solar Car Challenge and Warman Design and Build Competition.

Project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry, means that practical learning experiences are woven throughout the duration of our engineering courses. And with a minimum of 60 days' work experience in one or more organisations, you'll gain insight into your future career options.

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand both in Australia and further abroad. . Mix electrical, mechanical and robotics engineering into a single degree and secure your future career in a diverse range of industries developing the systems of the future.

Study locations

Cloud (Online)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Burwood (Melbourne)

Online

Career pathways

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, and roles expected to rise significantly in the next five years, Deakin graduates are in demand both in Australia and further abroad.

Not only that, employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities.

Graduate ready to transition into a number of areas and roles including:

  • product development
  • biomedical
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • field and test engineering
  • advanced manufacturing
  • mining
  • defence
  • railroad
  • textiles
  • research and development
  • control and systems design.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 or 2 credit points, sometimes abbreviated as cps. Most students choose to study units amounting to 4 credit points (or cps) per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 31 credit points of core units (including SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice (30 to 60 days) and 1 elective unit (1 credit point)
  • completion of SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Cloud Campus enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programs, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Engineering courses at Deakin University.
76.7%
Overall satisfaction
84.3%
Skill scale
67.9%
Teaching scale