Masters by Coursework

Master of Engineering Science

A Masters degree is a great way for practising engineers (and graduates) to give their education, and career prospects, a power boost. If you’re looking to crack that glass ceiling, or simply wanting to move into a more technology management-focused role, why not consider a Master of Engineering Science from UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

To be eligible to start a Master of Engineering Science program you need to have a four-year Bachelor degree with an Honours II/2 (or equivalent) or hold a Graduate Diploma of Engineering  with at least a credit average, from a recognised institution in a relevant engineering discipline.

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW offers two specialisations within the Engineering Science program:

The Master of Engineering Science program is flexible and students can choose from a variety of specialisation and elective courses. Students will complete 96 Units of Credit from the following 4 components, allowing them to tailor their learning to their own unique specialisation:

  • Disciplinary courses
  • Advanced disciplinary courses
  • Enquiry-based courses
  • Elective courses

The specialisations are available at two levels of qualification:

  • Master of Engineering Science (8338)
  • Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (5341)

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science is a shorter program suited to Engineers and graduates wanting to deepen and expand their knowledge and skills in a particular area.

Some students may be eligible for advanced standing based on prior knowledge, thereby reducing the duration of the Master of Engineering Science and the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science programs.

The School offers excellent computer, laboratory and workshop facilities and a highly competent group of academic and support staff who can ensure that a professionally rewarding course of study can be followed.

Areas of Specialisation

Manufacturing Engineering & Management

This specialisation is designed to integrate essential knowledge areas in engineering, technology and management. It provides graduates with leadership, financial, manufacturing evaluation and project management skills for the diverse areas of technology in today's dynamic marketplace.

It covers topics, methodologies and manufacturing applications that are essential in product and process design. Key areas of study include project management, manufacture and delivery process which are all vital for an organisation that wants to achieve quality, timely delivery, minimum cost and flexible manufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering

This specialisation provides an advanced understanding of the practical and theoretical principles relating to design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of machines, plants and factories, including power generation, propulsion or manufacture of goods.

The program is designed for engineering graduates who want to enhance their technical, management and leadership skills. The specialisation covers several courses such as refrigeration and air conditioning, computational fluid dynamics, machine condition monitoring, fracture mechanics, solar energy and automobile engine technology – with an emphasis on contemporary issues such as ecologically sustainable designs. 

It also offers project management and technology management electives, which are designed to meet the needs of graduates from a wide range of engineering backgrounds. Students have wide exposure to problems and projects from various industries as well as state-of-the-art relevant software packages.


Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) - Coursework

Undertaking a Master of Engineering program in Mechanical Engineering (Coursework) is a great way to crack into the engineering profession, as well as allowing practising engineers the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of Mechanical Engineering across a range of areas and gain technical expertise through an independent research component.

The Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) is a flexible program with choices of courses offered for each area of study to make up the required 96 Units of Credit of the program. The inclusion of a design course, research project and 60 days of industry experience provides a solid foundation from which to enter the workplace, with enough diversity to suit your specific interests.


For more information on our Postgraduate Coursework programs, visit the latest version of the UNSW Handbook.


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IN PROFILE: Adrian Allan Pinto

Adrian Allan Pinto, MEngSc [Extension] (Mechanical Engineering)

Adrian Allan Pinto, MEngSc [Extension] (Mechanical Engineering)

It didn’t take Adrian long to decide where he was going to continue his studies. “UNSW Australia is well known for extensive research in my field of interest, and one of my goals as a kid was to study in a top 100 university. For me, UNSW had it all.”

IN PROFILE: Claudia Sanchez-Guerrero

Claudia Sanchez-Guerrero, 2nd year MEngSc (Manufacturing Engineering)

Claudia Sanchez-Guerrero, 2nd year MEngSc (Manufacturing Engineering)

‘I’m developing skills in both theoretical and practical knowledge that will help me stand out when it comes to work.  In addition, UNSW is a global institution that has strong international connections, providing students with opportunities to travel and experience different cultures while learning.’

IN PROFILE: Simin Chen

Simin Chen, 2nd year MEngSc (Manufacturing Engineering)

Simin Chen, 2nd year MEngSc (Manufacturing Engineering)

"There are numerous opportunities to participate in industrial and academic projects supervised by leading professors and scholars, allowing your problem solving skills to be applied to real world cases rather than just assignments and quizzes.  Compared to other engineering disciplines, Manufacturing Engineering provides me with opportunities to learn how to use both engineering and scientific principles to plan, design, implement and manage complex industrial systems."