Online – Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering)

Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-Time
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Mechanical Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 17 February 2025
  • 28 July 2025
Course Type
Course Type
  • Bachelors
  • Mechanical Engineering
Course Fees

Course Overview

Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design, manufacture, and operational processes of anything that moves, from the tiniest, simplest micro-particles to the largest, most complex spacecraft and everything in between. As a mechanical engineer, you have a skill set that is applicable to many industries in the world, including automotive, transport, manufacturing, power generation, medical, consumer goods, and more. This practical qualification will ensure you graduate job-ready as a mechanical engineering technologist. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest mechanical engineering technologies.

This course is internationally recognized under the Sydney Accord.

Program Details

Mechanical engineering is the field of engineering that applies physics and the material sciences to develop machinery. Mechanical engineers use the principles of force, energy, and motion to improve the safety, efficiency, and technological advancement of the world around us.

With this qualification, you will have acquired the essential knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering. More importantly, you will have become a mechanical engineering technologist.

The degree consists of a combination of common units, sub-discipline specific ‘stream’ units, industrial work experience, and a final year project.

Please refer to the current teach-out program structure here.

Year One

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BSC101 Engineering Mathematics 1 (Common) 3
BSC102 Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis (Common)  3
BSC103 Engineering Physics and Materials (Common) 3
BSC104 Engineering Drawing and CAD (Common) 3
BSC105 Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice (Common) 3
BSC106 Engineering Mathematics 2 (Common) 3
BSC107 Engineering Programming (Common) 3
BSC108 Engineering Statics (Common with BCS) 3
BSC109 Fluid Mechanics (Common with BCS) 3

Year Two

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BSC201 Engineering Management (Common) 3
BME202 Fluid Machines   3
BME203 Thermodynamics   3
BME204 Machine Dynamics  3
BME205 Manufacturing Processes and Technology  3
BME206 Hydraulics and Pneumatics  3
BME207 Heat and Mass Transfer  3
BME208 Mechanical Design  3
BME209 Machine Condition Monitoring  3

Year Three

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BME301 Process Plant layout, piping and pipeline systems  3
BME302 Automation, Measurement and Control    3
BME303 Computer Aided Technologies  3
TBA Elective-1*  3
TBA Elective-2*  3
BSC305 Technology, Sustainability and Society (Common) 3
BSC307 Engineering Capstone Project (Mechanical Engineering) 9

Additional Mandatory Units

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Hands-on Workshop 1 0
BXX001-004 Hands-on Workshop 2 0
Hands-on Workshop 3 0
Hands-on Workshop 4 0
BSC210 Industrial Experience 0

List of Electives* (2 Electives to be selected)

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
BSC202 Engineering Mathematics 3 3
BME304 Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Systems  3
BME306 Renewable Energy Technologies  3
BIA206 Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence  3

Work-Integrated Learning

EIT’s Bachelor of Science programs require students to undertake 240 hours of paid or unpaid professional work-integrated learning.  This can incorporate paid or unpaid internships, site visits, contributing to industry projects, and networking activities.

In undertaking an internship, students will interact with employees and become exposed to organizational policy and culture. You will familiarize yourself with organizational communication procedures, a variety of engineering disciplines, and obtain insight and practical aptitude in projects from the planning phase to completion.

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.

Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) – Mapping of Program Learning Outcomes with Graduate Attributes and Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Technologists.

Entry is available to applicants who hold one of the following:
1. Year 12: Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent), completed within the past 3 years, with a minimum score of 60% in Maths;

  • Applicants who have completed Yr 12 (or equivalent) more than 3 years ago will also need to demonstrate relevant work experience in the field of study applied for.

2. A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering AQF Diploma or higher or a relevant (to the sub-discipline) overseas qualification equivalent to an Engineering AQF Diploma or higher which was completed within the last 10 years with successful completion of all Maths units/modules + recent industry work experience in a relevant field.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

Entry to this course requires demonstration of English language proficiency at the level of an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5)

The methods of satisfying this English language proficiency requirements are generally through (but not limited to):

  • An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent.
  • A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS (or equivalent).
  • Satisfactory completion of another tertiary course offered in English.
  • Work history in an organisation where English is the language of communication.

NOTE: All CRICOS applicants from non-English speaking countries (as determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs) are required to provide results from a recognised language test such as IELTS or equivalent.

NOTE: All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application.

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Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

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). This bachelor’s degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

This course is classified as Level 7 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

This course may use the following software:

  • Desmos online calculator 
  • National Instruments ELVISmx Instrument Launcher 
  • National Instruments Multisim 
  • Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD 
  • Python 3.10 
  • CodeBlocks C/C++ IDE 
  • (Cloud IDE) 
  • ANSYS Fluent  
  • MechAnalyser 
  • Automation Studio 
  • Interactive Heat Transfer (IHT) software 
  • Autodesk Inventor; 
  • SolidWorks 
  • PASS Start-Prof 
  • Autodesk Inventor 
  • ANSYS Workbench 
  • Python Jupyter Notebook 
  • Google Colab 
  • RETscreen (Recommended for financial analysis of energy systems) 
  • Pytorch 
  • KNIME 
  • Apache Mahout 

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided. Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Mechanical design and manufacturing
  • Material fabrication
  • Mechanical power
  • Thermal power and diesel
  • Mechanical engineering contracts, sales, commissioning and consultation
  • Building systems
  • Industrial operations and maintenance
  • Mechanical project management and business development
  • Automotive engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Fluid mechanics, hydraulics, pumps and piping
  • Lubrication

Our bachelor’s degrees take 3 years to complete full-time, and longer for those studying part-time. You will spend approximately 10 hours per week, per unit, learning the program material, completing assessments and attending tutorials. After enrolment the maximum time allowed to complete all units is 8 years.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks before the start date to be considered for your desired intake.

A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). View our current census dates.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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