Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Mechanical Engineer |

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Course Rundown

Turn your interest in tinkering it into an exciting new career with this Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.

A practical course designed for students just starting their engineering careers, this qualification will equip you with this skills, knowledge and experience required to thrive in the broad and exciting field of mechanical engineering. The branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical components and moving systems, mechanical engineering is a diverse field leading to job opportunities in a broad range of industries.

You’ll develop a strong foundation in physical and engineering sciences, with specialised study in materials science and manufacturing, mechanical design, and building services. With a particular focus on project based and practical learning, this course provides numerous opportunities for students to connect theory with practice and build real-world experience. You’ll also have opportunities to build relevant skills in project management, leadership and teamwork, equipping you with a comprehensive range of skills and abilities for an exciting career in industries including oil and gas, roads, utilities, agriculture, manufacturing or motorsport. As part of this course, students are required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks of practical work experience in an engineering industry environment.

This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised nationally.


You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
  • Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
  • Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
  • Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).

Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent. 

Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.

In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • Introduction to engineering
  • Electrical engineering 1A
  • Mathematics 1
  • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Mathematics 2
  • Materials and manufacturing 1
  • Electrical engineering 1B
  • Engineering innovation and ethics
  • Engineering systems
  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Computer-aided design and manufacturing
  • Engineering dynamics
  • Mechanical design and development
  • Materials and manufacturing 2
  • Principles of industrial maintenance
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Structural analysis
  • Advanced mechanical design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Signals and systems
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Electrical machines and transformers
  • Engineering practicum
  • Advanced materials and manufacturing systems
  • Cloud systems
  • Project development
  • Engineering honours thesis 1
  • Building services
  • Engineering management
  • Engineering project
  • Engineering honours thesis 2

Elective subjects:

  • Hydrostatics
    Ship design and production
  • Offshore science and engineering
  • Microprocessor systems
  • Digital electronics
  • Steel design
  • Electrical networks
  • Data communications and computer networks
  • Hydrology and hydraulics
  • Finite element methods
  • Industrial control
  • Robotics 1
  • Process control
  • Multivariate calculus
  • Race car anatomy
  • Race car systems

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: South West (Bunbury), Joondalup

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours from Edith Cowan University. 

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the diverse field of mechanical engineering. You’ll be able to seek employment in areas including product design and development, manufacturing, mining and resources, roads and transport, public utilities, agriculture, defence, aerospace, and as a consultant or project manager. 

This qualification is nationally recognised and accredited by Engineers Australia. 

Curious about where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs. Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more.

HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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