- Course at a Glance
- Code: MME
- Course Length: 2 Years
In this accredited and prestigious LIVE ONLINE program, you will gain:
- Skills and know-how in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering
- Practical guidance and feedback from mechanical experts from around the world
- Live knowledge from the extensive experience of expert lecturers, rather than from just theoretical information gained from books and college
- Credibility and respect as the local mechanical expert in your firm
- Global networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career choices and income
- A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Mechanical)** qualification
The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Mechanical)** program.
** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
This Master Degree (and/or Graduate Diploma) is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency (TEQSA) and does not currently offer entry-to-practice to Engineers Australia - Professional Engineering status. However, it is recommended that you directly approach your local professional engineering body for an individual assessment and/or recognition.
For more information please visit: https://www.eit.edu.au/accreditation-international-standing-for-online-engineering-training.
The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) addresses the specific core competencies and associated underpinning knowledge required of Mechanical, Design, and Maintenance Engineers. The program offers twelve units and a project thesis to provide the knowledge and skills required to become professional and self-confident mechanical engineers. Students with a background in mechanical, instrumentation & control, electrical, or industrial plant and systems engineering will especially benefit from this program as it prepares them for further career development in the mechanical design and maintenance industries.
The aim of this master program is to provide students with skills in mechanical engineering technology and maintenance and to take advantage of the growing needs of the mechanical industry.
The Materials unit will teach students knowledge and applications of traditional and new-age materials. The Heat Transfer unit provides the knowledge base every mechanical engineer must possess in this area. Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics covers the theory, applications and maintenance of these systems. The Drives, Pumps and Compressors unit studies topics ranging from bearings, gears, to details on pumps and compressor technology. Process Engineering will enable students to evaluate and apply complex process calculations through application of control principles. Industrial Gas Turbines, the new vital prime movers, will be covered in all their facets. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing looks at using CAD systems to design and model 3D mechanical systems – from parts to assemblies. Finite element analysis is an effective tool for mechanical design. Advanced Fluid Dynamics will concentrate on applications that every mechanical engineer handling processes should be competent in. Tribology, the study of friction, wear and lubrication, is of vital importance in mechanical engineering.
This program has been carefully designed to accomplish three key goals. First, a set of fundamental concepts is described in useful, manageable ways that encourage rapid and integrated knowledge-acquisition. Second, that knowledge is applied in creative and imaginative ways to afford practical, career-oriented advantages. Third, the learning that results from the integration of knowledge and application is emboldened by activities and projects, culminating in a project thesis that is the capstone of the program. This carefully designed learning journey will develop factual understanding and also exercise participants' creativity and design-thinking capabilities. Employers are hungry for these skills, and program graduates can expect a significant advantage when interacting with employers, clients, consultants and fellow engineering peers.
Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Program
This course is highly recommended for those students who have practical experience in mechanical engineering, including but not limited to:
Mechanical equipment sales engineers
Contract and asset managers
Plant operations and maintenance personnel
Process control engineers and supervisors
Entry Requirements - Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:
a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice.
b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.
c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program.
An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)***, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.
* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.
** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Mechanical Engineering content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical and Material Systems
- Mechatronic Systems
- Production Engineering
- Manufacturing and Management Systems
- Industrial Automation Engineering
- Instrumentation, Control and Automation
***Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.
Overseas qualification equivalency is assessed using on Country Education Profiles - an online qualifications recognition tool designed by the Australia Government Department of Education and Training to help organisations understand overseas higher education and postsecondary technical and vocational educational qualifications.
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions
EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one (1) capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years. Subjects will be delivered over four (4) terms per year, and students will take 2 subjects per term. There will be a short break between years.
|Year||Term||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|Year 1||Term 1||MME501 |
Materials for Engineers
|Year 1||Term 2||MME503 |
Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Drives, Pumps and Compressors
|Year 1||Term 3||MME505 |
Professional Engineering Management
|Year 1||Term 4||MME506 |
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Industrial Gas Turbines
|Year 2||Term 1||MME602 |
Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
Finite Element Method
|Year 2||Term 2||MXX501/601 |
Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods
Introduction to Aerodynamics
|Year 2||Term 3 & 4||ME700|| |
Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms)
Additional Mandatory Units
|`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1|| |
|`BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2||0|
|`BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3||0|
|`BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4||0|
|MXX001 - Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop||0|
|MXX510 - Professional Experience||0|
` Applicable to students gaining entry under option a) or d) of the Entry Requirements.
* Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical): Students who elect to exit the program after successfully completing all of the first year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical). If students wish to finalize the Master qualification after exiting at Grad Dip level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.
Learning and Teaching
During the program you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last 60 to 90 minutes. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.
Benefits of Online Learning to Students
- Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your lecturers and fellow students
- Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
- Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
- Expert lecturers: lecturers have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
- No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
- Constant support: from your lecturers and dedicated Learning Support Officers for the complete duration of the course
- International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice
Benefits of Online Learning to Employers
- Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
- Less downtime: short lectures (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
- Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
- Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
- International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional lecturers and students
How Does it Work?
EIT Online Learning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with professional lecturers, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from dedicated Learning Support Officers.
Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories
You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using a combination of local laboratories and remote/virtual and simulation software, to ensure you receive the requisite hands-on experience. The hardware equipment connected to most of the computers, both industrial and educational, allow you to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.
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