4 years full-time
8 years part-time
For Continuing Students Only
Mechanical engineers design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. As a graduate of this degree, you will be able to use your skills working on medical, automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, marine and sports-related projects. You will learn about mechanical engineering theory and developing and using new materials and technologies. In your final year, you will enhance your skills through industry experience.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering is offered full-time (as eight full-time standard trimesters) on-campus at the Gold Coast. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 20-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. From third year onwards, some classes may be available for study off campus or on weekends.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
An integrated program of exposure to industry practice will be built into the program. Practising engineers will be directly involved in the learning and teaching process, particularly through involvement with laboratory and tutorial sessions. Staff will draw upon their industry/professional experience in choosing their laboratory activities, their projects and/or case studies and problems. Field trips will enhance awareness of the current industry/professional practice. The final year Professional Practice course provides a WiL experience, integrating technical expertise with the practical issues of professional/industry practice.
Mechanical engineering is the most diverse of all the engineering disciplines, which means you will be prepared for work in a range of industries including design, research and development and production. You will find opportunities in medical, automotive, marine and aerospace, renewable energy and sports sectors.
In Australia, professional accreditation of entry to practice engineering programs is the responsibility of Engineers Australia and is normally carried out on a five-yearly cycle. Griffith University underwent this review in August 2015.
Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international benchmarks and engineering graduatesof an accredited program are assured membership with Engineers Australia at the relevant career grade and enjoy reciprocal privileges by equivalent professional bodies overseas.
Countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and others that are co-signatories to international agreements on joint recognition offer international recognition.
The Washington Accord, the Sydney Accord and the Dublin Accord recognise the substantial equivalence of accreditation systems and accredited programs across international boundaries at the Professional Engineer, Engineering Technologist and Engineering Associate levels respectively. Please refer to the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) website for more details.
Please see the Engineers Australia website for the most recent list of accredited programs.
Students completing their degree with Honours may be eligible to proceed to Higher Degree Research (HDR) study.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Flat fee|
|2019||Withdrawn UGRD (DOM)||$0.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.