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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

Location SLIIT
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February
Duration 4 Years

Mechanical engineers analyse and develop technological systems that involve motion. They help society harness the energy and forces that exist in nature.

Mechanical engineering is a discipline that is recognised worldwide. As one of the broadest engineering disciplines, it will provide you with versatile skills for numerous career options.

System conception, design, manufacturing, maintenance and management are all within the scope of mechanical engineering. These systems include micromechanical devices, power-generating turbines, thermal power generation, and air and transport systems.

This course is oriented to provide skills development opportunities with hands-on experience. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge and skills to devise and/or develop solutions for a range of engaging and challenging industry problems.

In particular, you’ll appreciate applying your multidisciplinary problem-solving skills across a spectrum of science and engineering endeavours that extend through to biomedical engineering.

In your final year you’ll undertake an individual design or research project.

Pre-Tertiary Education

Successful completion of Sri LankanGeneralCertificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least 8 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English). Points are assigned on the basis that: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1.

Separate evidence of English competency as specified in Table 1 is required.

Essential course prerequisites: S (Ordinary Pass) grade in Applied Mathematics OR Pure Mathematics OR Combined Mathematics.


Successful completion of Curtin University-SLIIT Academy Foundation Program (Engineering Stream).


Successful completion of any other test/examination/program recognized by Curtin University

Tertiary Education 

Successful completionof one-year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university, separate evidence of English competency is required.

English Entry Requirement 

All Students are required to satisfy Curtin’s English language requirements for undergraduate admission. Curtin accepts a minimum of any one of the accepted English proficiency tests as detailed in Table 1 below.


Table 1

IELTS (International English Language Test System)
Writing and Speaking


Reading and Listening




TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet Based Test)
Reading and Listening








PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)
Listening and Reading


Speaking and Writing


Overall Score


Sri Lankan GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level English

Grade C

Sri Lankan GCE Advanced (‘A’) Level General English

Grade C


  • Mechanical engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Mechatronic enginee


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine engineering
  • Mining
  • Mineral and material processing
  • Plant operation and maintenance
  • Power generation
  • Robotics
  • System design
  • Transportation
  • Water supply

This course emphasises skills development opportunities with hands-on experience, and is delivered by highly qualified Curtin academics with international experience and industry exposure.

Admission criteria may be different if you are studying this major as part of a double degree. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

You will need to complete at least 480 hours of engineering work experience in order to graduate.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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