Program outlines

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering offers a range of standard, four-year degree programs, as well as combined and concurrent programs, most of which can be started from either the start of the year or mid-year. Click here for more information on what each specialisation entails.

There are 4 specialisations available to choose from at Bachelor level and streams have been devised for each program of study, designed to enable you to complete your degree in the shortest possible time. There are a number of options available for whichever specialisation you are interested in. Click on the streams below to view more information on each program.

The streams above are composed of a number of core courses and a selection of electives to choose from to cater to your specific interests and strengths. Throughout the course of your program you will undertake courses from up to three different types of electives, depending on your program and plan. You can find more information about these electives in the link below.

Link to Disiplinary Electives

All students in the standard engineering streams (3707 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3710 Bachelor of Engineering if you commenced before 2015), with the exception of those studying Mechatronics, share the first two years. These involve basic science, mathematics, engineering and design concepts, visualisation and analysis courses. We suggest that during your first two years of study at UNSW, you consider your options in terms of interests, personal strengths, and job prospects in various industries.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program includes a Flexible First Year stream. This stream is designed for those students who wish to study engineering but choose to delay their choice of which branch of engineering to study until the end of Year 1. The first year of engineering study has a common core of courses, plus a wide choice of electives which allows you to study a number of areas that appeal to you without making a formal commitment until the end of your first year. This is ideal for students who know they want to be an engineer, but are unsure which direction to take.

Graduates of the School have a reputation for combining excellent fundamental knowledge of engineering with practical relevance to industry. The extensive range of degrees available allows a great deal of flexibility in the choice of career and the relevant industry. While most graduates start their careers at a technical level, surveys have shown that a high proportion progress to management roles. Senior executives in many industries are graduates from this School.