Bachelor of Engineering - Automotive Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business - Management

RMIT University

In order to be successful in your career in automotive engineering and management, the relevant scientific knowledge and basic skills must be learned from this program. The automotive engineering component will ensure you're adept in core mechanical and automotive engineering. The business management component prepares you to manage contemporary organisations within complex and changing economic and social conditions. Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system-one often associated with large engineering projects.

Course Fee:

Australian: $190,080
International: $200,640

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.


Year 1-Your first year concentrates on gaining a strong grounding in mechanical engineering, with a focus on the automotive industry. You'll also be introduced to management. Year 2-While continuing your studies in maths, mechatronics, mechanics and dynamics, you'll also undertake a Project Based Learning (PBL) course which concentrates on the study of machine elements and their incorporation into simple machines. Year 3-You'll focus on business studies including studies in management, marketing, economics and commercial law. Year 4 - You'll deepen your knowledge in mechanical engineering by looking at areas such as vehicle design, vibrations, thermo-fluid mechanics and power systems. Year 5 Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need to commence your professional engineering career. Electives will allow you to develop specialist skills and enhance your learning in chosen areas of interest.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting, Computer-aided engineering and design, Dynamics and control, Economics and finance, Energy systems, Engineering mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Fluid mechanics, Human resource management, Leadership and strategic management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Mechanical design, Mechanics of machines, Organisational behaviour, Solid mechanics and materials, Thermodynamics, Vehicle noise and vibration, Vehicle power system and vehicle body design.

Study Pathways:

There are no articulation agreements with this double degree, however students with related qualifications in automotive engineering or management may be considered for exemptions on a case-by-case basis. GPA will be considered as part of the application for advanced standing.

Further information:

Graduates may move to management positions. Areas of employment include transport, petrochemical industries, energy supply, building services, defence forces, governments and general engineering and consulting organisations.


RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you'll have a range of global opportunities. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 70.85 No Full time 5 years
City 70.85 No Part time

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
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  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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