Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Victoria University (VU)

Students will have the opportunity to pursue a successful career in a wide range of areas such as computer-aided engineering design, modeling and simulation, transport systems, machine health monitoring, design of medical devices and prostheses, mining, defence and manufacturing. Mechanical Engineers use their in-depth knowledge of the Physical Sciences and Mathematics to invent new products, devices and processes as well as generate clever solutions to a broad range of problems. Intimately, Mechanical engineers work to improve the quality of life on Earth. Here are some examples of recent breakthroughs in which Mechanical Engineers played a critical role - Artificial kidney (wearable dialysis machine); 3D printing machines; High-performance prostheses; Hypersonic flight and Unmanned vehicles. Mechanical Engineers combine inventiveness with their knowledge of mathematics and the physical sciences to develop ways to economically exploit the resources of nature for the benefit of humankind. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with bridging the gap between science and basic knowledge on the one hand, and the design and development of useful devices and processes on the other. The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at VU focuses on modeling and simulation of components, machines, processes and systems. As part of this course, students will work on real problems and projects in the workplace and community.

Course Fee:

International: $126,400

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English AND a study score of 20 in any Mathematics. Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subject: Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent). PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) (such as Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology), will be granted advanced standing of a maximum 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course.


384 credit points; 8 First Year Core units, 20 Core Mechanical Engineering units; 4 Minor units.

Subjects you can Study:

Modeling and Simulation

Study Pathways:

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Further information:

First Class Honours: To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours student must achieve: A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3; A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4; A HD grade for the final year Capstone Project 2 unit.


Accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Mechanical Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Full time 4 years
Footscray Park No info No Part time 8 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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