Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of designing, planning, installing, operating, maintaining and repairing mechanical plant, machinery and tools. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of machines, mechanical plant and systems, the optimisation of production resources, and an understanding of fabricating, casting and welding metals.

Course skills

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology develops skills in:

  • analysing the effects of stresses and strains on machinery, plant and equipment
  • designing and drafting mechanical components
  • organising and operating industrial processes
  • reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications in order to determine dimensions and tolerance of tools and metal articles.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics