Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

full-time equivalent
Additional selection criteria: 
Defence Force Recruiting Process
Assumed knowledge: 
Mathematics and Physics.

Discover where a UNSW Canberra Mechanical Engineering degree could take your Defence career.
As a Navy graduate you undertake courses to enhance your proessional development as a Naval Officer and a Marine Engineer before taking up postings at sea or ashore.
As an Army graduate you can expect to be posted to the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME), Armour of Infantry Corps.  You will work in workshops, headquarters or on equipment procurement in the Material branch.
The Mechanical Engineering degree is built on a branch of engineering that is concerned with machines and the production of power, and particularly with forces and motion.  It focuses on the core task of Mechanical Engineers - devising new and better ways to extract mechanical power from heat and use that power to perform useful tasks.
You develop a solid understanding of thermodynamics, mechanical systems dynamics, properties of solid materials, fluid dynamics, design and management.
The Mechanical Engineering degree has been specially developed to meet the needs of the Australian Defence Force.  The program focuses on buiding high-level project management skills and engineering expertise.

Key features:

– UNSW Canberra is the only Australian university to equip engineering students with vocational level competencies, providing a practical foundation for professional Engineers.

– UNSW Canberra has purpose built workshops and facilities, with dedicated workspaces, workshop tools, machines and welding equipment. 

– UNSW Canberra has the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia.

Undergraduate Discipline Coordinator (Mech):
Dr Juan Escobedo-Diaz
Undergraduate Student Enquiries:
Ph: (02) 5114 5247