Masters by Coursework

Master of Engineering Science (MEngSc)

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 recognised four-year Bachelor degree in an appropriate area of engineering with an Honours 2/2 or equivalent or an average of 65% in performance over the final two years of that degree.

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

The program is flexible and students can choose from a variety of Mechanical and Manufacturing courses to tailor their learning to their own unique specialisation.

The specialisations are available at four levels of qualification:

  • Master of Engineering Science Extension (8539)
  • Master of Engineering Science (8538)
  • Graduate Diploma Engineering Science (5338)
  • Graduate Certificate Engineering Science (7338)

These programs require the completion of Units of Credit in the following components: Professional Development for those with limited background, Engineering and Technical Management and Specialisation.

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.


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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."