Highlights

  • Design and maintain systems and machinery across a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, mining, refrigeration and air-conditioning, transport and mechanical handling. 
  • Benefit from our hands-on learning approach and develop the practical skills your future employers want in our advanced engineering labs, guided by our expert technical team. 
  • Work on exciting projects with leading companies and apply your technical expertise to help solve real-world challenges. 
  • Graduate with a highly regarded Honours qualification that’s recognised in Australia and overseas. 
  • Combine your studies with a second major or double degree and expand your employment opportunities.  

Highlights

  • Design and maintain systems and machinery across a diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, mining, refrigeration and air-conditioning, transport and mechanical handling. 
  • Benefit from our hands-on learning approach and develop the practical skills your future employers want in our advanced engineering labs, guided by our expert technical team. 
  • Work on exciting projects with leading companies and apply your technical expertise to help solve real-world challenges. 
  • Graduate with a highly regarded Honours qualification that’s recognised in Australia and overseas. 
  • Combine your studies with a second major or double degree and expand your employment opportunities.  

Why choose this course?

As a mechanical engineer, you’ll apply the latest technologies to design the machinery and mechanical systems of our future. 

From electric cars and intelligent devices, to the large-scale machinery used in mining and manufacturing, you’ll apply your technical expertise to design smarter, more sustainable solutions. 

Our mechanical engineering degree is strongly aligned with industry needs, which means you’ll graduate with the real-world knowledge and experience to step confidently into your future career. 

With a hands-on learning approach, you’ll develop your skills in our advanced engineering labs, where you’ll work on real machinery (including our very own McLaren supercar engine!), guided by our expert technical team. 

You’ll then apply when you learn through work placements with leading companies like Komatsu, and get involved in exciting projects where you’ll address real-world challenges. 

You’ll graduate with a highly regarded Honours qualification that’s recognised in Australia and overseas. 

Choose a second major or a double degree and pursue your interests while maximising your career opportunities. 

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What to expect

Mechanical engineering turns energy into power and motion. Mechanical engineers design, create, improve and maintain systems and machinery that are used for private and commercial purposes. They keep pace with technology and act as an interface between technology and society, playing an essential role contributing to the sustainable and future development of industry.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Flexible delivery

Start online. Come when you can.

You can commence this course online in 2021 if you are unable to enter Australia due to travel restrictions, however you may not be able to enrol with a full-time study load as some units may not be available.

In addition, you may choose to commence your studies by undertaking eligible Minor units. (Engineering units with hands-on practicals are only offered on campus.)

You will need to complete the course on campus, once travel to Brisbane is possible.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a mechanical engineer, you’ll design, develop and maintain the mechanical systems and machines we use in our own homes and across diverse industries such as manufacturing, mining, refrigeration and air-conditioning, transport and mechanical handling. 

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA). EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving our graduates more career opportunities overseas.

Possible careers

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Project Manager

Details and units

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students are required to complete 384 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First year (96 credit points): four core units 48cp + one Maths option unit 12cp + foundation strand options 36cp (include two discipline foundation units 24cp + one option unit 12cp)
  • Major: one (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) honours-level units 96cp (192 credit points)
  • Complementary studies: one x second major or two x minor (96 credit points).

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x advanced major units 60cp.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students are required to complete 384 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First year (96 credit points): four core units 48cp + one Maths option unit 12cp + foundation strand options 36cp (include two discipline foundation units 24cp + one option unit 12cp)
  • Major: One (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) Honours level units 96cp (192 credit points)
  • Complementary Studies: 1 x 2nd major or 2 x minor (96 credit points)

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x Advanced major units 60cp

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
78.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

Don't have a ATAR/selection rank?

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Course code
EN01
QTAC code
412502
CRICOS code
084921G
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

 

Year 12 early offer scheme

If you're a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

Helping you to get into your course

If you dont think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into this course, you can guarantee your entry with guaranteed advanced standing by upgrading through one the following programs which you can select as one of your QTAC preferences:

QUT College Diploma in Engineering

QUT College Diploma in Engineering graduates will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) within three weeks after completion of the diploma. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 3 years as a full-time student.

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Engineering

Dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award

If you enrol in a QTAC offer in the following dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award you will automatically receive a QUT conditional offer in June (semester 1 QTAC offer) or October (semester 2 QTAC offer) after your enrolment at TAFE-Qld Brisbane is confirmed.

Upon completion of the TAFE-Qld courses you will be able to enrol at QUT. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 3 years as a full-time student if you complete the advanced diploma

More details will be provided in your QUT conditional offer letter.

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 82.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 99.95
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 85.25
Selection rank 87.90
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 65.55
Selection rank 75.00

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
78.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 82.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $7,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $39,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Women in Engineering Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Women

Equity scholarships scheme

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Elite Sport Scholarship

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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