- Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 3rd February 2020
- Code: MMEOC
- Course Length: 2 Years
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 0100463
The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) addresses the specific core competencies and associated underpinning knowledge required of mechanical, design, and maintenance engineers. The aim of this master’s degree is to provide students with specialised skills in mechanical engineering technology and maintenance and to take advantage of the growing needs of the mechanical industry. Upon completion of this program you will gain:
- Skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering
- Practical tuition from mechanical experts from around the world
- A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Mechanical)**
- Global networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career choices and income
** 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 program offers twelve units and a project thesis to provide the knowledge and skills required to become a professional and self-confident mechanical engineer. Students with a background in mechanical, instrumentation and 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.
Students will develop practical knowledge in the areas of thermodynamics and heat transfer, as well as hydraulics and pneumatics systems. The program also covers drives, pumps and compressors, with topics ranging from bearings and gears, to details on pumps and compressor technology.
The process engineering unit will enable students to evaluate and apply complex process calculations through application of control principles. Gas turbines, the new vital prime movers, will be covered in all their facets. The mechanical design unit looks at using CAD systems to design and model 3D mechanical systems — from parts to assemblies. Advanced Aerodynamics will concentrate on applications that every mechanical engineer handling processes should be competent in.
The project thesis, as the capstone of the course, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, and reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the preceding subjects. As a significant research component of the program, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling students to critique and potentially enhance current professional practice in the Mechanical industry. The procedure for thesis work provides a guideline for students and supervisors.
Each unit is composed of 10 hours of study per week. Full-time on-campus students will study 4 – 4.5 units per semester and are required to be on campus for a minimum of 20 hours per week for tutorial, lecture, lab/workshop and self-study sessions.
Potential Job Outcomes
A mechanical engineer can enter into a variety of engineering sectors and industries, such as: aeronautical, automotive, mining, manufacturing, automation and robotics.
Potential job outcomes include:
- Graduate mechanical engineer
- Graduate project engineer
- Mechanical engineer (3-5 years’ experience)
- Project manager (3-5 years’ experience)
- Consultant engineer (3-5 years’ experience)
- Lead engineer (10+ years’ experience)
- Principal engineer (10+ years’ experience)
- Senior engineer (10+ years’ experience)
Who Would Benefit
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
Rules of Progression
The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed.
All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge, but also on the various units that form this course. The ‘500’ level units are designed at AQF level 8 (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, analyze and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate their solutions and ideas. This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (master's degree). All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.
The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.
The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is nested within the master's degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the program. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the master's degree does not serve as an entry point.
In terms of industrial or practical experience, EIT's Master of Engineering programs require the completion of 240 hours of relevant industrial experience (i.e. internship, paid/unpaid work) in an engineering environment under professional supervision. In addition, the course will also entail some hands-on workshops through BXX001-004 units, which will be used to provide you hands-on work skills. The course also requires the completion of Professional Practice Workshop through MXX001 unit, which has engineering student project teams working on a discipline related comprehensive industrial case study. If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.
Students will have the opportunity to complete a 12-week internship, subject to meeting eligibility criteria determined by the host company.
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
International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa.
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements stated above).
An English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students studying on campus. This will be adminsitered through Moodle during orientation week. If a student fails the initial test they must complete additional English language support classes. 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 comprised of 12 core subjects and one capstone Thesis. The Thesis is the equivalent of one full semester. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years full time. Subjects will be delivered over 2 semesters per year. Students will take 4 units per semester and will be able to complete 8 units per year. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters. For the detailed academic calendar, please see below:
|Semester 1|| |
Materials for Engineers
|Semester 1||MME502||Heat Transfer|
|Semester 1||MME503||Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics|
|Semester 1||MME504||Drives, Pumps and Compressors|
|Semester 2|| |
|Semester 2||MME506||Advanced Fluid Dynamics|
|Semester 2||MXX507||Professional Engineering Management|
|Semester 2||MME508||Industrial Gas Turbines|
|Semester 1|| |
Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
|Semester 1||MME603||Finite Element Method|
|Semester 1||MXX501/601||Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods|
|Semester 1||MME604||Introduction to Aerodynamics|
|Semester 2||ME700||Project Thesis (taken over 1 semester)|
Additional Mandatory Courses
|`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's qualification after exiting at graduate diploma level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the graduate diploma testamur.
Professional RecognitionThis master's degree is accredited by the Australian government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which is an independent statutory authority. TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector. Details of the courses that EIT have accredited can be seen here.
Why Study with EIT?
EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.
Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
EIT has built strong links with industry over many years. We ensure that course content will remain current with rapidly changing technology.
EIT is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia offering world-class engineering degrees.
EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.
On-Campus Delivery Mode
EIT on-campus programs include classroom sessions, practical lab exercises, assessments, class discussions and self-study. Additionally, our students have access to industry experts based around the globe through live and interactive online presentations. Our students have access to a personalized Learning Management System where all course materials are available 24/7.
Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
All EIT programs provide access to remote laboratories and cutting-edge simulation software. Hands-on laboratory practicals are an essential component of EIT’s programs to ensure our students put theory into practice. These hands-on workshops cover the major discipline-specific applied skills required for competency in engineering practice.
Remote and on-campus students need support, encouragement and a go-to person. Our students are supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers (LSOs) and Course Coordinators for the duration of their studies, giving them a greater chance of success. Students studying our degrees will have a committed LSO for each unit of study.
The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) is also available to study online.
How to Apply
Domestic and International On-campus Students
Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the contact form below. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and a Course Advisor will contact you to explain the application process. Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.
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