Master of Engineering (Mechanical)


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Program Description


This programme is delivered via EIT's innovative live online approach

This master's qualification will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the modern mechanical engineering industry. Students with a background in mechanical, instrumentation & control, electrical, or industrial plant and systems engineering will be particularly well-placed to benefit from this programme as it is designed to prepare you for further career development in the mechanical design and maintenance industries. Upon completion of this programme you will gain:

  • Skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering
  • Practical guidance and feedback from mechanical experts from around the world
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career choices and income
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Mechanical) degree

Programme Details

The Master of Engineering (Mechanical) addresses the specific core competencies and associated knowledge and aptitudes required of mechanical engineers. The programme will provide you with the requisite skills in mechanical engineering technology and maintenance to take advantage of these growing needs in the mechanical industry. Ultimately the degree will imbue graduates with the confidence required of professional and proficient mechanical engineers.

The learning journey culminates with a project which integrates the knowledge acquired during the programme. You will gain a factual understanding of the content and the process will exercise your creativity and design-thinking capabilities. Employers are hungry for these skills, and graduates can expect a significant advantage when interacting with employers, clients, consultants and fellow engineering peers.

Time Commitment

Successful students are thus likely to spend approximately 20 hours per week in order to cover the material adequately and to gain sufficient knowledge in each unit. This includes the preparatory reading, attendance at each webinar and the time necessary to complete the assignments and laboratory work.

Potential Job Outcomes

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Mechanical engineering design and consultation
  • Supply chain management, quality assurance and sales
  • Operations, field services and technical support
  • Mining
  • Oil & gas
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Industrial project management and business development
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintenance and condition monitoring
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Cities/councils and water corporation

Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Programme

This course is highly recommended for those students who have practical experience in mechanical engineering, including but not limited to:

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Mechanical equipment sales engineers
  • Contract and asset managers
  • Automotive engineers
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Plant operations and maintenance personnel
  • Design engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Process control engineers and supervisors

Rules of Progression

The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed.

All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge but also on the various units that form this course. The ‘500’ level units are designed at AQF level 8 (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, analyze and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate their solutions and ideas. This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (master's degree). All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.

The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.

The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is nestled within the master's degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the programme. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the master's degree does not serve as an entry point.

Industrial Experience

In terms of industrial or practical experience, EIT's Master of Engineering programmes require the completion of 240 hours of relevant industrial experience (i.e. internship, paid/unpaid work) in an engineering environment under professional supervision. In addition, the course will also entail some hands-on workshops through BXX001-004 units, which will be used to provide you with hands-on work skills. The course also requires the completion of Professional Practice Workshop through MXX001 unit, which has engineering student project teams working on a discipline related comprehensive industrial case study. If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.

Entry Requirements - Master of Engineering (Mechanical)

To gain entry into this programme, applicants need one of the following:

  • a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice.
  • b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.
  • c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
  • d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this programme.


  • An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)***, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.

* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.

** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Mechanical Engineering content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Material Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Production Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • Instrumentation, Control and Automation

***Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.

Please note: All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

Programme Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one (1) capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this programme. The programme duration is two years. Subjects will be delivered over four (4) terms per year, and students will take 2 subjects per term. There will be a short break between years.

Year Term Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year 1 Term 1 MME501 Materials for Engineers 3
Year 1 Term 1 MME502 Heat Transfer 3
Year 1 Term 2 MME503 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
Year 1 Term 2 MME504 Drives, Pumps and Compressors 3
Year 1 Term 3 MME505 Process Engineering 3
Year 1 Term 3 MXX507 Professional Engineering Management 3
Year 1 Term 4 MME506 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 3
Year 1 Term 4 MME508 Industrial Gas Turbines 3
Year 2 Term 1 MME602 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing 3
Year 2 Term 1 MME603 Finite Element Method 3
Year 2 Term 2 MXX501/601 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods 3
Year 2 Term 2 MME604 Introduction to Aerodynamics 3
Year 2 Term 3 & 4 ME700 Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms) 12

Additional Mandatory Units

Units Credit Points
`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1 0
`BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2 0
`BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3 0
`BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4 0
MXX001 - Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop 0
MXX510 - Professional Experience 0

` Applicable to students gaining entry under option a) or d) of the Entry Requirements.

* Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical): Students who elect to exit the programme after successfully completing all of the first-year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical). If students wish to finalize the Master qualification after exiting at the Graduate Diploma level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.

Professional Recognition

Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA.

Why Study With EIT?

  • Industry-Oriented: EIT Programmes are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.
  • Experienced Lecturers: Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.
  • World-Class Education: Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programmes are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Through the Washington Accord, this online programme is also recognized by many authorizing bodies around the world. Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
  • Flexibility: Our innovative online delivery model ensures that you have access to the best instructors and resources 24 hours a day. You can participate from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection.
  • Dedicated Support: You will be supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers and Course Coordinators for the duration of your studies, giving you a greater chance of success. Global Reach EIT’s current students join from over 140 countries, with expert lecturers based around the globe, providing you with a truly international perspective.
  • Engineering Specialist: EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.

Online Delivery Mode

  • Delivery: EIT uses an innovative, online approach to ensure that you have a supportive, interactive and practical education experience. Our delivery model involves live, interactive online tutorials, remote laboratories, simulation software, and assignments with support from dedicated Learning Support Officers and Academic Staff. Tutorials are conducted using our own specialized, live, interactive software system. You will receive course materials and assessments through an online Learning Management System which is available 24 hours a day. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.
  • Why Online? EIT recognizes that many students have work and/or family commitments which makes pursuing further study very challenging. Our online programmes have been specifically designed to reduce the significant financial, time and travel commitments often required by on-campus programmes.
  • Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories: You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using remote laboratories and simulation software, to ensure you receive the requisite hands-on experience. The hardware equipment connected to most of the computers, both industrial and educational, allows you to perform the real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.

How to Apply

Domestic and International Online Students

Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the form. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and access to our application portal.


The learning support officers were amazing help throughout the course. Also, I found Moodle very easy to use.
Stuart Finch, Australia

Last updated Oct 2020

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The key objective of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is to provide an outstanding practical engineering and technology education; from Diplomas through to Masters Degrees. The finest eng ... Read More

The key objective of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is to provide an outstanding practical engineering and technology education; from Diplomas through to Masters Degrees. The finest engineering lecturers and instructors, with extensive real engineering experience in the industry, are drawn from around the world. The learning is gained through face-to-face classes as well as synchronous, online (eLearning) technologies. Read less
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