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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.

Double degrees

Studying a double degree is a great way to increase your career options

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.

We are ranked #1 in South East Queensland for student satisfaction and teaching quality for Engineering. 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’.

Minors: Advanced Materials, Biomedical, Environmental Management, Mechatronics

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

Study options

Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Gold Coast

Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.

Double Degrees Campus OP rank
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Nathan
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Gold Coast
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science Nathan
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science Gold Coast
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology Nathan
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology Gold Coast
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science Gold Coast
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science Nathan

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 400 Scholarships available

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 26 September — Friday 30 September

Queensland conservatorium auditions

Queensland Conservatorium live auditions will be conducted the week beginning Monday 26 September. 

Friday 30 September — Sunday 25 September

QTAC and UAC on time applications close

To attend Griffith in 2017, apply for our degrees via QTAC or UAC by 30 September, 2016. You can apply after this date, but a late fee will apply.

Friday 30 September — Sunday 25 September

Queensland Conservatorium QTAC and UAC applications due

Apply by 30 September via QTAC or UAC for Queensland Conservatorium degrees.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.