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Master of Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering)

Progress your career with advanced studies in mechanical engineering. This professionally orientated course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to obtain employment as a professional engineer as well as gain membership to Engineers Australia.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

Mechanical engineers apply the principles of physics and mechanical science to the design and construction of all forms of mechanical systems.

This program covers all aspects of design specification, development, research, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of machines and systems. This will include, but is not limited to, mechanical and mechatronic systems, automated systems and robotic devices, heat transfer processes, thermodynamic and combustion systems; and fluid and thermal energy systems.

As a graduate, you are eligible to become a member of Engineers Australia and seek managerial roles with private consultants, contracting companies, or federal, state and local government organisations. Significant opportunities for employment exist in Australia, as well as in South-East Asia and throughout the rest of the world. 

  • Design engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Printing engineer
  • Researcher
  • Scheduling engineer
  • Engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical production process engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Rotating equipment engineer
  • Service engineer
  • Hydraulic design engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer
  • Planning engineer
  • Plant process engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Sales engineer

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course.  Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes.  To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual course structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current unit information and cost, click on the individual unit name below, or click here to view current unit information and cost for ALL units.

Year 1

Semester 1

ENGIN2301, 15 credit points
ENGIN3302, 15 credit points
ENGIN3404, 15 credit points
ENGIN5302, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGIN3304, 15 credit points
ENGIN5304, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

ENGIN4301, 15 credit points
ENGIN5002, 30 credit points
ENGIN5301, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGIN4302, 15 credit points
ENGIN5003, 30 credit points
ENGIN5405, 15 credit points

16 hours

Entry requirements (non year 12)

A Bachelor of Engineering Science/Technology degree with a minimum 3 years of full-time study in a cognate discipline with credit average, awarded by an Australian university or a recognised overseas equivalent or

A non-accredited (under the Washington Accord) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with a minimum of 4 years of full-time study in a cognate discipline with credit average, awarded by an Australian university, or a recognised overseas equivalent

Places will be allocated based on academic performance in the applicant undergraduate program. You may apply to enrol only in the stream (or discipline) which matches the stream (or discipline) in which you obtained your Bachelor's degree/s. This is stipulated by the regulations set by the accrediting professional body (EA). Places will be allocated based on academic performance in the applicant undergraduate program. You may apply to enrol only in the stream (or discipline) which matches the stream (or discipline) in which you obtained your Bachelor's degree/s. This is stipulated by the regulations set by the accrediting professional body (EA).

Extra requirements

Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies will not be eligible for entry into this program. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway program such as Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: EY9

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,948 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Other study costs

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approx. $60.00

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Various pathways are available into our Engineering programs. For full details please visit our Engineering webpage.

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Additional information for international students

Download our international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB)

For a candidate to be admitted into the program, they should not fail more than a course in every year of their undergraduate program.

Available places would be allocated based on the academic performance in the undergraduate program - normally completion of a Bachelor degree equivalent to an Australian degree in the same area of study as the candidate wishes to undertake in the Masters program.  Applicants from other disciplines will be individually assessed and bridging programs may be offered.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

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Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Course coordinator

Ibrahim Sultan