Master of Engineering (Mechanical) Engineering Institute of Technology
Course at a Glance
- Code: MME
- Course Length: 2 Years (part-time)
- Course taught in English
The Online 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 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 an accurate understanding of the content, and the process will exercise your creativity and design-thinking capabilities. Employers hold those who possess these skills in high regard, and graduates can expect a significant advantage when interacting with employers, clients, consultants, and fellow engineering peers.
The Project Thesis, the capstone of the programme, requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability, as it reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the previous units. As a significant research component of the programme, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation, and the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling you to critique current professional practice in the mechanical engineering industry.
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).
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.
This Online Master of Engineering Mechanical qualification will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the modern mechanical engineering industry. Upon completion of this programme, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in mechanical engineering.
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
- Oil & gas
- Industrial project management and business development
- Maintenance and condition monitoring
- Automotive engineering
- Aeronautical engineering
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Cities/councils and water corporation
Online Master of Engineering Mechanical you must complete 48 credit points comprising twelve core units and one capstone thesis. There are no electives in this programme. The programme duration is two years, and we deliver units over four terms per year, so you will take two units per term. There will be a short break between years.
|Term||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|Term 1||MME501||Materials for Engineers||3|
|Term 1||MME502||Heat Transfer||3|
|Term 2||MME503||Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics||3|
|Term 2||MME504||Pumps, Compressors, Turbines and Drives||3|
|Term 3||MME505||Process Engineering||3|
|Term 3||MXX507||Professional Engineering Management||3|
|Term 4||MME506||Advanced Fluid Dynamics||3|
|Term 4||MME508||Industrial Gas Turbines||3|
|Term||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|Term 1||MME602||Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing||3|
|Term 1||MME603||Finite Element Method||3|
|Term 2||DENG601 / MXX501/601||Engineering Practice and Key Research Methodologies||3|
|Term 2||MME604||Introduction to Aerodynamics||3|
|Term 3 & 4||ME700||Project Thesis (taken over 2 terms)||12|
Additional Mandatory Units
|Semester||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|N/A||BXX001*||Hands-on Workshop 1||0|
|N/A||BXX002*||Hands-on Workshop 2||0|
|N/A||BXX003*||Hands-on Workshop 3||0|
|N/A||BXX004*||Hands-on Workshop 4||0|
|N/A||MXX001||Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop||0|
*Applicable to students gaining entry under option 1) or 4) 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.
Rules of Progression
You can only attempt the Project Thesis once you have successfully completed all other units. 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 programme.
The ‘500’ level units are designed at the Australian Qualifications Framework level eight (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows you to be able to investigate challenging problems, analyse and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate your solutions and ideas.
This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at the Australian Qualifications Framework level nine (master’s degree). All this knowledge is brought together as you tackle complex application problems in your 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 the 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.
EIT’s Master of Engineering programmes require students to undertake 240 hours of paid or unpaid professional work-integrated learning. This can incorporate paid or unpaid internships, site visits, contributing to industry projects, and networking activities.
In undertaking an internship, students will interact with employees and become exposed to organizational policy and culture. You will familiarise yourself with organizational communication procedures, a variety of engineering disciplines, and obtain insight and practical aptitude in projects from the planning phase to completion.
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.
Time Commitment & Duration
Our master’s degrees take two years to complete. We deliver our online master’s degrees on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week learning the programme material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.