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Imagine the future. Then build it

Mechanical engineers design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. You'll learn about developing and using new materials and technologies and gain an understanding of mechanical engineering theory. As a graduate, you'll be able to use your skills to work on medical, automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, marine and sports-related projects.

Our mechanical engineering program is built on a strong foundation of theory, reinforced by practical experience and innovation. You will be involved in the development and use of new materials and technologies, as well as design and analysis using advanced software and computer systems.

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Study mechanical engineering at Griffith

Our mechanical engineering program is built on a strong foundation of theory, reinforced by practical experience and innovation. You will be involved in the development and use of new materials and technologies, as well as design and analysis using advanced software and computer systems.

You will be learning from our internationally recognised teaching team who maintain strong industry links ensuring you receive a foundation knowledge combined with practical experiences and problem solving skills that employers are looking for.

Our programs have a strong practical focus. Our industry placements provide you with the opportunity to develop work-ready skills and our teaching focuses on learning by doing. Our engineering degrees come under the Washington Accord, which means you can also get international accreditation for your studies.

Purpose-built facilities

Our newly opened Engineering, Technology and Aviation building is a space for innovation where students come together to enhance their learning potential. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Brodie Chan

Griffith engineering graduate

Currently working as an engineer with Brisbane consultancy GHD, Brodie Chan's engineering degree included access to major engineering companies, projects and programs in Australia and internationally. Brodie was also involved in the Griffith Honours College, which gave him the opportunity to volunteer in Vietnam, attend the APEC Youth Summit in Bali and co-ordinate local volunteering projects. Brodie also travelled to Kassel, Germany, as part of a four-week engineering and cultural training module. 'Studying at Griffith has broadened my perspective and given me the confidence, opportunities and the practical tools to go on and achieve my goals as a civil engineer,' he says.

Brodie Chan

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Career outcomes

75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

Mechanical engineering is the most diverse of all the engineering disciplines, which means you'll be prepared for work in a range of areas including design, research and development and production. You'll find career opportunities in medical, automotive, marine and aerospace, renewable energy and sports sectors.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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