Engineering and Design - E3012
Have an eye for form and function? Like to build things? Consider combining mechanical engineering with industrial design to become a product design engineer.
Product design engineers design and develop manufactured products that are functional, ergonomic, beautiful, and well-engineered.
This double degree integrates the technical and project management skills of an engineer with the creativity and manufacturing know-how of an industrial designer.
A major design project in your final year lets you showcase your newly-acquired skills.
This course leads to two degrees:
- the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), and
- the Bachelor of Industrial Design.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Design) and be fully equipped to pursue a career based on either separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.
As a product design engineer, you might design cars, hi-tech appliances, furniture, tools, industrial equipment, prosthetics or robots. Whatever your specialty, your goal is the same: to make well-designed and well-engineered products.
The product design engineer boasts a wide range of practical, creative and problem-solving skills. Graduates can apply these skills to specialist areas such as display design, consumer product design, packaging design and ergonomics.
Product design engineers can choose from a variety of industries including: aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, petrochemical, robotics or electronic.
This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.