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Type: Masters Degree Coursework
Location: Melbourne, Perth
Attendance: On Campus Learning
CRICOS: 0100463
Duration: 104 weeks
Fees: AUD 22,750 / Annual
Course Intakes: FEB- JUL

Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

This master’s qualification will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the modern mechanical engineering industry. Students with a background in mechanical, instrumentation & control, electrical, or industrial plant and systems engineering will be particularly well-placed to benefit from this program as it is designed to prepare you for further career development in the mechanical design and maintenance industries. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering.

  • Course Overview
  • Course Details
  • Admission Requirements
  • English Requirements

The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) addresses the specific core competencies and associated knowledge and aptitudes required of mechanical engineers. The program will provide you with the requisite skills in mechanical engineering technology and maintenance to take advantage of these growing needs in the industry. Ultimately the degree will imbue graduates with the confidence required of professional and proficient mechanical engineers.

The learning journey culminates with a project which integrates the knowledge acquired during the program. You will gain an accurate understanding of the content, and the process will exercise your creativity and design-thinking capabilities. Employers hold those who possess these skills in high regard, and graduates can expect a significant advantage when interacting with employers, clients, consultants, and fellow engineering peers.

You must complete 48 credit points comprising twelve core units and one capstone thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years full-time. We deliver units over two semesters per year, and you will take four units per semester. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters.

Year One

Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Semester 1 MME501 Materials for Engineers 3
Semester 1 MME502 Heat Transfer 3
Semester 1 MME503 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Semester 1 MME504 Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Drives 3
Semester 2 MME505 Process Engineering 3
Semester 2 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
Semester 2 MME506 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 3
Semester 2 MME508 Industrial Gas Turbines 3

Year Two

Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Semester 1 MME602 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing 3
Semester 1 MME603 Finite Element Method 3
Semester 1 DENG601 / MXX501/601 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methodologies 3
Semester 1 MME604 Introduction to Aerodynamics 3
Semester 2 ME700 Project Thesis (taken over one semester – equivalent to 4 units) 12

Additional Mandatory Units

Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
N/A BXX001* Hands-on Workshop 1 0
N/A BXX002* Hands-on Workshop 2 0
N/A BXX003* Hands-on Workshop 3 0
N/A BXX004* Hands-on Workshop 4 0
N/A MXX001 Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop 0
N/A MXX510 Professional Experience 0

*Applicable to students gaining entry under option 1) or 4) of the Entry Requirements.

Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Students who elect to exit the program after successfully completing all of the first-year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT’s Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical). If students wish to finalize the Master qualification after exiting at Graduate Diploma level, they will need to re-enroll and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.

Rules of Progression

You can only attempt the Project Thesis once you have successfully completed all other units. All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge, but also on the various units that form this program.

The ‘500’ level units are designed at the Australian Qualifications Framework level eight (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows you to be able to investigate challenging problems, analyse and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate your solutions and ideas.

This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at the Australian Qualifications Framework level nine (master’s degree). All this knowledge is brought together as you tackle complex application problems in your final thesis.

The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is nested within the master’s degree as an exit point only after the successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the program. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the master’s degree does not serve as an entry point.

Work-Integrated Learning

EIT’s Master of Engineering programs require students to undertake 240 hours of paid or unpaid professional work-integrated learning.  This can incorporate paid or unpaid internships, site visits, contributing to industry projects, and networking activities.

In undertaking an internship, students will interact with employees and become exposed to organizational policy and culture. You will familiarise yourself with organizational communication procedures, a variety of engineering disciplines, and obtain insight and practical aptitude in projects from the planning phase to completion.

If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form.

To gain entry into this program, we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program; AND
  5. An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0***), or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

* With integrated compulsory twelve-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which six weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.

** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate  Mechanical Engineering content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Production Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control, and Automation

***Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.

Exam Type Overall Score (min) Speaking(min) Reading(min) Writing(min) Listening(min)
IELTS 6 6 6 6 6

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