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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Mechanical Engineering (Professional)

Develop your specialist knowledge and skills in the field of mechanical engineering to prepare for future demand.

The Master of Mechanical Engineering (Professional) delves further into one of the broadest areas of engineering. It covers:

  • dynamics and control
  • thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • solid mechanics and design
  • manufacture and materials science.

Core to mechanical engineering is the ability to formulate a problem, identify potential solutions, analyse and model solutions and select the most appropriate solution within constraints. This approach is integrated into the program and is applicable across a range of professions, making you well prepared for a changing world.

Mechanical engineers are employed in diverse industries, including:

  • road and rail transport
  • aerospace
  • environmental
  • medical
  • power generation
  • building industries.

Your employment opportunities in Australia and overseas range from very large mining, refining, construction, manufacturing and consulting companies to small companies in which you might be the only engineer.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb Deadline: Nov
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a 4-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) which includes all of the relevant discipline content (see below), or
  • to have successfully completed 3 years of study towards an approved qualification at an overseas partner institution, with a formal pathway to the Master of Mechanical Engineering (Professional).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, mechatronic engineering, mechanical and automation engineering, and marine engineering.

If your bachelor's degree was not awarded in these disciplines, you must have successfully completed all of the following discipline content in your tertiary studies:

  • advanced/higher/engineering mathematics
  • statistics
  • programming
  • engineering materials
  • engineering mechanics
  • mechanics of materials
  • machine design
  • intermediate dynamics or control or intermediate electrical circuits
  • fluid mechanics
  • thermodynamics