24 months
35200 AUD/year
28400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you want to become a Professional Mechanical Engineer, and have a 3 year engineering degree but no work experience, the Master of Mechanical Engineering at  University of Southern Queensland  will get you there. 


  • Throughout the Master of Mechanical Engineering at  University of Southern Queensland there is an emphasis on practical experience with hands-on laboratory sessions and 60 days industry experience, preparing you thoroughly for the engineering profession.
  • You will complete a research project and dissertation applying all your formal knowledge to a real world problem. Whether this is the efficiency of different bio-fuels, obstacle detecting robotics or the design of FSAE race cars, your project will provide insight to the profession of a Mechanical Engineer.
  • The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.

Career outcomes  

  • With the highly practical knowledge and skills you gained in the design, development and maintenance of machinery and systems, there will a wide range of career opportunities available to you including mining, transportation, manufacturing, air-conditioning and ventilation.
  • You will often collaborate with other engineers and professionals on projects and there are great opportunities for travel with consulting and contracting engineers often moving from one major project to another.


The Master of Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Professional Skills in Engineering
  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Advanced Engineering Project Management
  • Asset Management in an Engineering Environment 
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
  • Engineering Simulations and Computations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


16 alternative credits



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 067689G  

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent
  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28400 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Commonwealth supported AUD 8021
  • External/Online AUD 35200

Living costs for Toowoomba

1200 - 2000 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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