UNSW Australia

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Master of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering


UNSW Sydney, NSW

Sydney, New South 2052


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This specialization provides an advanced understanding of the practical and theoretical principles relating to design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, plants and factories, including power generation, propulsion or manufacture of goods.

The program is designed for engineering graduates who want to enhance their technical, management and leadership skills. The specialization covers several courses such as refrigeration and air conditioning, computational fluid dynamics, machine condition monitoring, fracture mechanics, solar energy and automobile engine technology – with an emphasis on contemporary issues such as ecologically sustainable designs. 

It also offers project management and technology management electives, which are designed to meet the needs of graduates from a wide range of engineering backgrounds. Students have wide exposure to problems and projects from various industries as well as state-of-the-art relevant software packages.

One of the largest of its kind in Australia, the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a comprehensive range of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Management courses. To provide strong programs in these areas, the school combines depth in conceptual and analytical topics, comprehensive coverage of applications and interaction with industry and several corporations worldwide.

The school’s multi-disciplinary approach also entails collaboration with other schools within the Faculty of Engineering, to provide students with the knowledge, tools and methods required for designing engineering systems and managing the entire life cycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacturing, to service and disposal. This approach is an integration of people, data, processes and business systems, which is now fundamental for companies and their extended enterprises

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is the largest faculty of engineering in Australia and is consistently ranked one of the nation’s best. It offers the widest choice of disciplines and a research-led curriculum incorporating the latest developments in each field. With extensive links to key industrial, commercial and professional organizations, the Faculty is keenly attuned to the needs of industry and employers.



International Student Requirements:

To be eligible to start a Master of Engineering Science program you need to have a recognized four-year Bachelor degree in an appropriate area of engineering with an Honours 2/2 or equivalent or an average of 65% in performance over the final two years of that degree.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

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