Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus: Flinders University and University of South Australia - Mawson Lakes

The first two years of this award are undertaken at Flinders University and the third and fourth years are undertaken at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus. The award is conferred by the University of South Australia.

2013 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 79.70
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS

International students: Entry and English requirements

Course overview

The program prepares students for professional careers in mechanical and manufacturing engineering with an in-depth knowledge in mechanical plant design, manufacturing technology and engineering materials.

The 1st year of this award contains studies in fundamental science and engineering topics including electronics, computer programming, mathematics, materials, design and physics.

The 2nd year focuses on mechanics and structures, fluid and energy, the mechanics of machines, engineering materials and design for manufacturing.

The 3rd and 4th years are undertaken at the University of South Australia's Mawson Lakes campus and include the opportunity to specialise in areas such as mechanical design, advanced manufacturing, applied mechatronics, sustainable systems and nanotechnology with particular emphasis on the manufacturing, defence, mining, mechanical design, automotive, and building and mechanical services industries.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering?

Mechanical and advanced manufacturing engineering involves the utilisation of new manufacturing and management techniques, sophisticated high-precision machines combined with the application of information and communication technology (ICT), electronics and new organisational practices within the manufacturing sector to improve products and processes.

Why study Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Flinders?

  • All our Engineering awards have been designed in close collaboration with industry in order to meet future development needs. Students gain specialist knowledge in key areas and an integrated tool kit of skills that will enable them to meet the technical criteria required by industry and to engage professionally with on-going technical developments.
  • The first year of this award is similar to the first year of our other Engineering awards allowing students to transfer between awards with minimal loss of time. For students without the necessary prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering Science award provides a pathway into this award. 

  • We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research.

Professional recognition/membership

This program meets the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

 Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code:214911
Mid year entry:No
Applications:SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported


International students
SATAC code:063509E
Mid year entry:No
Applications:How to apply 
Annual fees:

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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Course brochures

Domestic students
Engineering (PDF 1MB)

International students
International course guides


Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association