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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

Push mechanical systems to the limit.

Learn to design, construct and operate mechanical systems. The degree encourages you to push the boundaries, preparing you for the future of mechanical systems engineering. Learn to apply the principles of physics, materials science and mathematics, and build depth of knowledge in materials, mechanics, design, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,000
Location: Tonsley, Australia
Prerequisites: SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 083446E
Delivery mode: On campus: Tonsley

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Flinders

  • Access purpose-built state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities and heavy engineering pods at Tonsley
  • Experience personalised teaching and great staff-student working relationships
  • Put your mechanical engineering skills to the test in a range of national competitions like the Solar Car Challenge and Weir Warman Design Competition
  • Nationally recognised integrated work placement gives you practical industry experience

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience, helping you graduate work-ready.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a 20-week industry placement as part of your degree. One of the longest work placements offered in Australia, it enables you to work alongside professional engineers tackling real-world problems.
  • Gain hands-on exposure to the cutting-edge equipment and facilities of Flinders University’s new technology precinct at Tonsley.
  • Undertake an integrated high-technology design consulting project, putting what you learn into practice.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, construction and operation of machinery. Mechanical engineers are in great demand locally and internationally in a variety of industries.

Potential occupations include:

  • graduate mechanical engineer
  • graduate project engineer (mechanical)
  • process development engineer/scientist
  • mechanical design engineer
  • graduate production engineer.

Potential employers include:

  • mining
  • defence
  • manufacturing
  • shipbuilding
  • building services
  • automotive industry.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.