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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Brisbane | Where to Study

In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.

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Compare Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degrees in Brisbane

Is your child thinking of applying for a degree in Mechanical Engineering at a Brisbane university? Your child will design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. As a graduate, they’ll be able to use their skills working in medical, automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, and a whole host of other dynamic, and well-paid industries. Year 12 is a stressful year, and to help lessen your child’s worry, we’ve compiled a list of the top 3 Mechanical Engineering degrees in Brisbane.

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Queensland University of Technology

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) at QUT is offered to students through a 4-years full-time or 8-years part-time degree. 

In Semester 1 2023, the lowest adjusted ATAR scores to which QUT made an offer was 79. 

On this course, you’ll learn to turn energy into power and motion and to design, create improve, and maintain systems and machinery. The course is a mix of theory and practice, designed to prepare you for the work environment.

You’ll need to have completed:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C) 
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

The 2023 annual course fees are $6,000 (96 credit points). 2024 fees are still to be announced. 

University of Queensland

At UQ, their Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) is offered to students with an ATAR of 84 or higher. It’s a 4-year full-time or part-time equivalent program. You’ll need to have completed:

  • Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.

 Once graduated, you will be able to find employment in the automotive, aerospace, environmental, medical, or power generation industries, to name but a few.

Fees in 2023 are $7,070. Fee information for 2024 are yet to be announced.

Griffith University

Griffith’s Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) program requires you to have an ATAR of 72 or higher, as well as:

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)
  • Recommended: One of Physics, Chemistry or Specialist Mathematics

This Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree is flexible and offered both full-time for 4 years and part-time for 8 years. The annual tuition fee as of 2023 was $8,000. 

A co-requisite of this course is the completion of a minimum of 12 weeks (60 days) of approved experience in an engineering practice environment (or a satisfactory alternative).

Didn’t get a high enough ATAR?

Never mind if you haven’t received a high enough ATAR  for the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering – universities and TAFES offer a range of bridging courses and ways to upgrade your ATAR to something higher.  All it takes is a year or so to make your ATAR what it needs to be. TAFE offers diploma level courses in Engineering so you can start your studies now.

You may also wish to add less popular sciences on your QTAC form to increase your chances of getting into university the first time around.  Check out physics and other sciences relevant to your career aspirations as a stepping stone.

QUT has an excellent article on what you need to do to get the degree of your dreams.

Find out when your university of choice is having their University Open Day here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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