Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

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.


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


  • Modeling and Simulation

Standard 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.


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

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Park International: $138,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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.

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