Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs Guide

Everything you need to know about the Mechanical Engineering industry for your graduate job hunt

Grad Programs

With multiple vacancies

1804

Last 12 months

Job Growth

Increase/decrease of jobs

Increase30.3%

Last 12 months to the year before

Average Salary

For graduate mechanical engineer

Increase$110k

What's it like to be a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineers work in the broadest field of engineering, using their knowledge of mechanical power to develop and build machinery, tools, engines and other products.

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Tasks and duties you could be responsible for as a graduate mechanical engineer:

  • Analysing problems to determine project requirements.
  • Designing and developing mechanical devices using computer-aided design.
  • Creating and testing prototypes, and analysing the results.
  • Modifying designs as needed, based on test results.

How much do mechanical engineering graduates earn?

Graduate Mechanical Engineer on average start around $110,000 per year. The location that you end up working can also have an impact which you can see below:

  • ALL
  • NSW
  • ACT
  • NT
  • VIC
  • WA
  • TAS
  • SA
  • QLD

Most common salary for Engineering Mechanical is in

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Do I need to do a mechanical engineering internship?

Beyond relevant work experience, many large employers who have mechanical engineer graduate programs will offer grads who have completed these programs first preference on graduate roles. The main reason is that by doing an internship, employers get to see what you are capable of first hand and can be confident that you understand the company and are going to be a good fit.

What kind of mechanical engineering jobs are there?

Our friends at SEEK have analysed the most popular job’s and their details such as salary, location etc and compiled the most popular mechanical engineering jobs. Whilst you are still trying to secure your first mechanical engineering role, understanding where you want your to career to go can also help as a talking point in your interview.

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Design Engineer

Design Engineers design and test a range of consumer goods and products.

Average salary110k
Job growthIncrease12.8%
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Production Manager

A Production Manager is responsible for the efficient and timely processes and output of a production chain.

Average salary110k
Job growthIncrease3.8%
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Designer

Designers are creative professionals who design commercial products, clothing and other functional items, or digital and graphic media.

Average salary90k
Job growthN/A

When do employers hire mechanical engineering graduates?

Take a look below to see when employers are busiest hiring mechanical engineering students and when you need to be ready to apply:

What mechanical engineering graduate jobs are there?

We have many employers signed up to GradConenction who hire mechanical engineering graduates. Check out a few below to get you started

Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Actuary

and 19 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics

Start dates available for mid-2022 and Feb 2023 Deeply passionate about technology, particularly FPGA hardware? Want to make a tangible impact on the world right from the start?

Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Actuary

and 19 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics

Start dates available for mid-2022 and Feb 2023 Deeply passionate about technology, particularly software development? Want to make tangible impact from day one?

Closing in 20 hours

Graduate Jobs

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Hobart
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional Tasmania

Engineering Mechanical

We recognise the value graduates add to our business. So, we designed a program that gives you meaningful work, access to experienced mentors and the opportunity to learn and grow.

Closing in 5 days

Event

Adelaide

and 15 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional ACT
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 49 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace/Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical/Processing
  • Engineering Civil/Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

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