Online – Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Overview

EIT is one of the only institutes in the world specializing in engineering.

This master’s qualification will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the modern mechanical engineering industry. Students with a background in mechanical, instrumentation & control, electrical, or industrial plant and systems engineering will be particularly well-placed to benefit from this program as it is designed to prepare you for further career development in the mechanical design and maintenance industries. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering.

At a glance

Duration
  • 24 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
4 Jan 2021, 28 Jun 2021
Course Type
  • Masters

The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) addresses the specific core competencies and associated knowledge and aptitudes required of mechanical engineers. The program will provide you with the requisite skills in mechanical engineering technology and maintenance to take advantage of these growing needs in the industry. Ultimately the degree will imbue graduates with the confidence required of professional and proficient mechanical engineers.

The learning journey culminates with a project which integrates the knowledge acquired during the program. You will gain an accurate understanding of the content, and the process will exercise your creativity and design-thinking capabilities. Employers hold those who possess these skills in high regard, and graduates can expect a significant advantage when interacting with employers, clients, consultants, and fellow engineering peers.

The Project Thesis, the capstone of the program, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, as it reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the previous units. 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 you to critique current professional practice in the mechanical engineering industry.

You must complete 48 credit points comprising twelve core units and one capstone thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years, and we deliver units over four terms per year, so you will take two units per term. There will be a short break between years.

Year One

Term Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Term 1 MME501 Materials for Engineers 3
Term 1 MME502 Heat Transfer 3
Term 2 MME503 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Term 2 MME504 Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Drives 3
Term 3 MME505 Process Engineering 3
Term 3 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
Term 4 MME506 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 3
Term 4 MME508 Industrial Gas Turbines 3

Year One

Term Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Term 1 MME602 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing 3
Term 1 MME603 Finite Element Method 3
Term 2 MXX501/601 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods 3
Term 2 MME604 Introduction to Aerodynamics 3
Term 3 & 4 ME700 Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms) 12

Additional Mandatory Units

Semester Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
N/A BXX001* Hands-on Workshop 1 0
N/A BXX002* Hands-on Workshop 2 0
N/A BXX003* Hands-on Workshop 3 0
N/A BXX004* Hands-on Workshop 4 0
N/A MXX001 Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop 0
N/A MXX510 Professional Experience 0

*Applicable to students gaining entry under option 1) or 4) 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 Graduate Diploma level, they will need to re-enroll and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.

Rules of Progression

You can only attempt the Project Thesis once you have successfully completed all other units. 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 program.

The ‘500’ level units are designed at the Australian Qualifications Framework level eight (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows you to be able to investigate challenging problems, analyse and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate your solutions and ideas.

This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at the Australian Qualifications Framework level nine (master’s degree). All this knowledge is brought together as you tackle complex application problems in your 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 the 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.

Work-Integrated Learning

EIT’s Master of Engineering 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 familiarise 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.

To gain entry into this program, we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. 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; AND
  5. 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 twelve-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which six 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
  • Robotics
  • 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.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

  • Mechanical engineering design and consultation
  • Supply chain management, quality assurance, and sales
  • Operations, field services, and technical support
  • Mining
  • Oil & gas
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Industrial project management and business development
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintenance and condition monitoring
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Cities/councils and water corporation

Our master’s degrees take two years to complete. We deliver our online master’s degrees on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

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). See 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.

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