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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Aerospace/Mechanical and Manufacturing/Mechanical)


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Mechanical engineering: Any design you could dream of can be brought to reality by a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers apply scientific and engineering knowledge to develop, manufacture and operate machines and tools, which can then be used to develop other products. This degree teaches you how to design and manage the construction, operation and maintenance of machines used in many industries.

Mechanical and manufacturing engineering: Bridge the gap between new designs and their execution with Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. You’ll learn how to design and manage the construction, operation and maintenance of equipment used in many industries – nearly anything that people drive, play with or live in.

Aerospace engineering: Immerse yourself in the science and practice of air and space flight with this exciting degree. You’ll cover design, development, testing and production of aerospace vehicles, maintenance and operation of aircraft, and aerospace research. In your final year you’ll execute a team project, applying your skills in aircraft design to meet a defined mission specification.

Double degrees: Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering can be combined with 422520 Bachelor of Music, 425850 Bachelor of Arts, 425850 Bachelor of Science, 425850 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), 425900 Bachelor of Commerce, 426000 Bachelor of Laws, or 429330 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Hons), 429360 Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons), or 425950 M Biomedical Engineering.

ATAR Profile: Some UNSW offers were issued based on the UNSW Gateway Early Conditional Offer Scheme with a lower ATAR entry requirement. Refer to the Admissions Information for a complete ATAR profile by degree.

Areas of study

Aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical and manufacturing engineering. Students specialise in each discipline after two years of engineering fundamentals: engineering design, fluid mechanics, mechanics, physical sciences, solid mechanics, thermodynamics.

Career opportunities

Mechanical engineer working in power generation, transport, construction, mining, manufacturing, insurance and appliances; manufacturing engineer automotive, defence, aerospace, transport, power generation, insurance, railway systems and management consultancy; aerospace engineer working in space industry, national security, transportation, airlines, maritime construction and consulting.


Honours Class 1 or 2 will be awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the course.

Professional recognition

Students can apply for membership of the relevant professional engineering or science institutions within Australia and affiliated overseas bodies, including Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society. International recognition offers graduates the opportunity to travel and work overseas.

Industrial experience: Students complete at least 60 working days of approved industrial experience as part of all accredited Engineering programs.

Women in Engineering program: The Women in Engineering community at UNSW is a valuable support network that will help empower you to grow personally and professionally. With bespoke mentoring and development opportunities and our program of industry events, we aim to ensure you emerge from UNSW as a highly employable and qualified professional.

Humanitarian Engineering: Use your studies to make a difference to disadvantaged individuals and communities by engineering solutions that improve lives and livelihoods. Take part in a Humanitarian Engineering project or include it into your studies as an elective or Minor.

Fees and charges

Refer to UNSW current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Extension 1, Physics.

Recommended studies: Biology, Mathematics Extension 2, Chemistry, Engineering Studies, Software Design and Development, Information Processes and Technology.

Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS): Students who do not achieve the required Selection Rank can apply for admission under FEAS, which takes into account the ATAR and a review of performance in relevant HSC (or equivalent) subjects. Students are also required to submit a video and personal statement conveying their motivation and passion towards Engineering studies.  FEAS applies to all UNSW Engineering courses (including 425600 Bachelor of Food Science (Hons) and 425800 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) with the exception of 425900 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/Bachelor of Commerce, 426000 Bachelor of Engineering  (Hons) /Bachelor of Laws, 425450 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Civil with Architecture), 425150 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical)/M Engineering (Electrical), 429360 Bachelor of Advanced  Science  (Hons)/Bachelor  of Engineering (Hons) and 429330 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Hons)/Bachelor of Engineering (Hons). View FEAS details and applicant requirements on the UNSW website.

Other applicants

Refer to UNSW general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UNSW website.

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ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Double degree options
Double degree options are available in a number of UNSW courses.

Honours at UNSW
Studying honours offers a chance to develop your research and professional skills guided by staff who are passionate about research and the development of new researchers. Honours is an integral component of many UNSW courses or may be offered as an additional year of study to meritorious students.

UNSW Engineering is the destination of choice for a quality engineering degree. Set yourself apart by studying at Australia’s top engineering faculty. Find your passion by choosing from the largest range of Engineering disciplines in the country, including both traditional and emerging areas like Quantum and Renewable Energy Engineering. Our internationally transferable degrees offer a countless range of dynamic career pathways.

Graduate as a well-rounded engineer through participation in our extensive student opportunities. Take part in real-world, project-based learning initiatives with academics and industry partners through the ChallENG program. Bring all your ideas to life in our makerspaces which are practical, hands on facilities and house everything you need. Work Integrated Learning is a core part of our degrees, and most Engineering students will take part in 60 days of industrial training, allowing you to graduate with on-the-job experience.

We are focussed on making the world a better place by providing disadvantaged individuals and communities with engineering solutions that improve lives and livelihoods. You can take part in Humanitarian Engineering projects through ChallENG or include it in your studies as an elective or Minor. We are also committed to diversity, The Women in Engineering community at UNSW is a valuable support network that will help empower you to grow personally and professionally, through our bespoke mentoring, development opportunities and program of industry events.