Mechanical Engineering

Designing devices that move begins with understanding the physics of forces.

We believe mechanical engineering is crucial to the technology that supports our everyday lives. That’s why we offer mechanical engineering courses at Swinburne.

Mechanical engineering courses are an opportunity to explore the design of technologies involving physical motion. You’ll uncover how mechanical engineers use the physics of forces and heat, fluid, and energy flow combined with the study of advanced materials to design systems. These designs include renewable energy, medical implant and vehicle safety devices, and much more. It’s our way of providing you with foundational knowledge of this field. With a specialisation in mechanical engineering you’ll gain the scientific and project management expertise you need to design mechanical products and systems or manage teams within a range of industries.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in energy, medical and transport industries, and many more.

Mechanical Engineering at Swinburne

Mechanical engineering degrees at Swinburne are an opportunity to explore the design of technology with physical motion. Join Team Swinburne and design, build and test an electric race car. Hear from students and staff about opportunities to work with industry and apply what you’ve learned.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a major in Mechanical

Jayden Pearson, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) student at Swinburne, is mentoring high school science students as part of the In2Science program.

Student experience


Jaydene, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) student, is mentoring high school science students as part of the In2science program.

By sharing her knowledge, not only is she building a transferrable skill set, but she's inspiring the next generation of students.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

A 3D scan is shown on-screen in Swinburne's Factory of the Future.

Take your research into the Virtual Design Lab

Swinburne’s Virtual Design Lab allows researchers to visualise, model and test systems and products, providing a cost-effective method of research and development.

Mechanical engineering courses

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