|Indicative ATAR||80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Location||Bentley or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||4 years full-time|
Mechanical engineers analyse and develop technological systems that involve motion. They help society to harness the energy and forces that exist in nature. The conception, design, manufacturing, maintenance and management of systems, ranging from micromechanical devices through to massive power-generating turbines, are all within the scope of mechanical engineering.
Modern air and ground transport systems, and thermal power generation are a few key examples of mechanical engineering accomplishments.
This course may lead to a career in the design and specification of components or entire systems, design and planning of manufacturing processes, plant operation and maintenance, consulting, project management, research and development, or management within a wide range of industries such as power generation, air conditioning, mining, mineral and material processing, transport, water supply and their support industries.
Mechanical engineers are sought for their wide breadth of skills and knowledge across a range of engineering enterprises – from small companies to consultancies and large multinational corporations. Curtin’s mechanical engineering graduates have the knowledge, skills and adaptability to be successful in the workplace.
What the course involves
In your first year you will completed the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice. After completing this common year you can select to major in mechanical engineering.
This course is fundamentally oriented to provide learning and skills development opportunities with hands-on experience. In your final year you will undertake an individual design/research project.
You will also need to complete at least 480 hours of engineering work experience in order to graduate.
As part of a double degree program, you can study Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management)
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Methods ATAR and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR.
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Specialist ATAR
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
Graduates fulfill the stage 1 competencies stipulated by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Mechatronic Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
This study may lead to opportunities in design and specification of components or entire systems, design and planning of manufacturing processes, plant operation and maintenance, consulting, research and development, and management.
- The course is highly directed towards developing fundamental knowledge and a generic skills-base necessary for a wide range of career opportunities in the engineering industry, management, and research and development.
- It has a well-maintained balance between theoretical skills and practical experience with up-to-date facilities for demonstrating concepts and their applications.
- Instruction is by highly qualified, enthusiastic and caring teaching staff with both international academic experience and industry exposure.