Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) will build your professional skills and knowledge in the development of complex mechanical engineering systems and has been developed to meet the requirements for accreditation by Engineers Australia.

You will study areas such as engineering design, engineering materials, dynamics and mechanical design, biomechanics, signals and systems, fluid mechanics and project management.

We have developed close relationships with a number of private sector and government organisations and all students undertake Flinders' nationally recognised 20 week industry placement.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) can be taken as a double degree with the Master of Engineering (Biomedical). Biomedical engineering involves using electronics and computer systems to improve health care and health services to enhance the quality of human life.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, construction and operation of machinery, and mechanical engineers are in great demand locally and internationally in a variety of industries.

It applies the principles of physics, materials science and mathematics to designing, developing, researching, evaluating, manufacturing, installing, testing, operating, maintaining and managing mechanical systems.

Mechanical engineers are in great demand locally and internationally in a variety of industries. As a discipline, mechanical engineering is applied in a variety of areas including mining, minerals processing, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry, the automotive, aviation and shipbuilding industries, electrical power generation and distribution, road and rail transport, defence, agriculture, fishing and food processing.

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) at Flinders:

  • is concerned with the design, construction and operation of machinery
  • provides specialist knowledge and skills that will enable you to engage professionally with industry
  • lets you participate in Flinders University’s 20-week industry placement program.

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. 

Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.

Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) degree?

Combined degree options 

You can combine this course with the following:

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.

International students are expected to have completed senior secondary mathematical methods/mathematical studies or equivalent. Knowledge of senior secondary physics 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: 224831
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $8,768

International students
CRICOS code: 083446E
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.


Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Engineering and design (PDF 4MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus



Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association

Further information

Discipline of Mechanical Engineering

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