Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate Degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

At the UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering we offer five standard four-year degree plans for undergraduate study.

Choose your specialisation during your degree!

If you aren’t sure which field of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering to choose, don’t panic. All our degree specialisations start with a common first year program - in fact, all our programs except Mechatronics share the same structure for the first two years of your degree! During this time, you'll study basic science, mathematics, engineering and design concepts, visualisation and analysis courses. Which means that you don’t need to decide which specialisation to take until at least the end of your first year.

There are almost always two intakes of students – at the beginning of the year and at mid-year.

Combined Degree Programs

If you want to do a combined degree, you can combine your engineering degree with Science, Arts or Commerce.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science  (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts  (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce  (5½ years)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Law (6½ years)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Biomedical Engineering  (5 years) – concurrent program only available for combination with Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Flexible First Year option

If you know you want to do engineering but don’t want to narrow your field right away you can also select the Faculty of Engineering Flexible First Year option. The first year of engineering study has a common core of subjects 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. Find out more about the Flexible First Year option.

IN PROFILE: Oliver Kas

Oliver Kas, 4th year Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor of Commerce

Oliver Kas, 4th year BE(Mech)/BCom

‘I have always had a passion for learning how things work and a desire to design and research new devices, instruments and processes. Engineering allows me the opportunity to pursue work in fields never before explored, where as many other professions confine you to follow in the footsteps of others.’



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