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Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

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Overview

If you are a qualified engineer seeking to move into a management role or to specialise or update your skills, the Master of Engineering will build on your engineering undergraduate degree. You’ll develop specialised technical knowledge in mechanical engineering, gaining an advanced understanding of the design of mechanical components, whole machines, mechanical systems and mechanical processes.

This program will allow you to build on your existing engineering undergraduate degree by developing specialised technical knowledge in your chosen major.

Commonwealth Supported Places

The Master of Engineering degrees have a limited amount of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available to domestic students in 2018.  No additional application is necessary, all domestic applicants for this degree will be considered for CSP.

Specialisations

This degree does not have a specialisation.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Study plan for this degree

To meet requirements for the Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) a candidate will complete 72 credit points (cp) including 24cp of specialist units, 24cp of engineering management, a minimum 12cp project and up to 12cp of elective units. Candidates who have received a 24cp reduction in volume of learning, must complete 48 credit points (cp) including 24cp of specialist units, 12cp of engineering management and a minimum 12cp project.

Units of Study

Admission requirement

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent, and five years relevant professional work experience or
  • the relevant University of Sydney Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Engineering with a credit average (65 percent).

Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. 

Fast-track your master's 

If you have the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a distinction average (75 percent) in the same area of your discipline, you may be eligible for a Reduced Volume of Learning (RVL) of up to 24 credit points or .5 years/1 semester. 

Applying for RVL/Credit: 

To be assessed for RVL/Credit, you are required to indicate in your application for admission that you would like to apply for credit. You will then receive an email with instructions on how to submit your application for credit. If you receive an offer of admission, the outcome of your credit application will be included in your letter of offer. For information on RVL and degree requirements visit CUSP.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) will have achieved the higher levels of specialisation necessary to excel in their chosen field. Professional engineering skills developed throughout the course will reflect current industry standards in order to provide graduates with enhanced opportunities for advancement in their careers. New opportunities to progress into areas such as research and innovation in their field will also be possible following the completion of this course.

 

Future study options

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer, industry leadership and commercialisation. Research activities in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies focus on a wide range of areas from aerospace, biomedical, combustion, processing and manufacture, design, robotics, electronics, networks, wireless and satellite systems. If you would like to be part of Sydney's engineering research community, you may consider applying for admission to a research degree. Students completing a Master of Engineering program with outstanding results are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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