Mechanical engineers analyse and develop technological systems that involve motion. They help society harness the energy and forces that exist in nature.
Mechanical engineering is a discipline that is recognised worldwide. As one of the broadest engineering disciplines, it will provide you with versatile skills for numerous career options.
System conception, design, manufacturing, maintenance and management are all within the scope of mechanical engineering. These systems include micromechanical devices, power-generating turbines, thermal power generation, and air and transport systems.
This course is oriented to provide skill development opportunities with hands-on experience. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge and skills to devise and/or develop solutions for a range of engaging and challenging industry problems.
In particular, you’ll appreciate applying your multidisciplinary problem-solving skills across a spectrum of science and engineering endeavours that extend through to biomedical engineering.
In your final year you’ll undertake an individual research project.
Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with a Bachelor of Commerce.
See our handbook for more course information.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course emphasises skills development opportunities with hands-on experience, and is delivered by highly qualified Curtin academics with international experience and industry exposure.
What jobs can the Mechanical Engineering Major (BEng Hons) lead to?
- Mechanical engineer
- Aeronautical engineer
- Mechatronic engineer
- Marine engineering
- Mineral and material processing
- Plant operation and maintenance
- Power generation
- System design
- Water supply
- Master of Engineering Management
- Master of Science (Industrial Engineering)
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
What you'll learn
- a sound working knowledge of the fundamental principles that underpin Mechanical Engineering
- specialised knowledge and skills in a chosen area of Mechanical Engineering
- ability to apply knowledge using a realistic and practical approach to problem-solving and design
- ability to think both creatively and analytically
- skills to learn both independently and as part of a group through a variety of different methods
- self-discipline, self-management skills, personal responsibility and the ability to set goals for themselves
- confidence and possessing the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of both engineering and non-engineering personnel
- the ability to work effectively in teams with an international and cross-cultural perspective
- the platform and width of knowledge from which to continuously develop their potential as a professional engineer contributing positively to the community at large