Within the Mechanical Engineering discipline, we provide a solid foundation of theory and hands-on experience to push the limits of modern technology. Our knowledge and insights make a profound impact on the world – from developing the fuel and combustion system used in the Sydney Olympic torch, to designing low-drag helmets.
Our Mechanical Engineering discipline focuses on how the physical world moves. It covers expertise in control and dynamics, robotics and automation, design and systems, energy science and engineering, fluids and heat transfer, nanoscale materials and mechanics of materials, biomechanical engineering, maritime and naval engineering, and advanced manufacturing.
Our research expertise includes:
- Biomechanics including the design and development of health and sports equipment, along with the study of forces and their effect on living things
- Structural damage accumulation, fracture failure phenomena, and mechanical behaviour of engineering materials
- Software and technology to drive next-generation autonomous devices and systems
- Control of sound and vibrations, including through automated control systems
- Heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion, and renewable technologies
Extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Our undergraduate degrees are accredited under the Washington Accord in Asia, Europe and the Americas. They include an industry placement, an embedded honours year, and the opportunity to specialise with a major or minor (in entrepreneurship or humanitarian). Designed to enhance knowledge and practical skills to work with ‘things that move’ – from prosthetic limbs and robotic systems to motor vehicles, aircrafts and space stations – students can choose majors in:
Broaden knowledge or change career pathways by specialising in mechanical engineering through our postgraduate degrees. Choose Diplomas or Masters to push the boundaries of what is possible in areas such as aerospace, marine and mechatronic engineering.