Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

RMIT University

RMIT is a leader in mechanical engineering. Our students benefit from courses that are underpinned by our high-impact research and collaboration with industry. As a mechanical engineering student you'll develop skills required to plan, design, develop and improve machinery used in everyday life. Mechanical engineers design, analyse and improve products as diverse as refrigerators, washing machines, solar water heaters, pumps, engines, compressors, wind turbines and air-conditioning systems. You can specialise in computer-aided engineering and design, industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, energy conservation and renewable energy, or mechatronics, dynamics and control. You'll be prepared for the workplace via hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories, project work and work experience in industry. There is also the opportunity to participate in projects such as the Formula SAE racing car teams or Engineers Without Borders projects.

Course Fee:

Australian: $138,240
International: $145,920

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Years 1 and 2 - In the first two years, you'll study basic mechanical engineering and science courses at the City campus. These are aimed at developing competence in essential analytical problem-solving skills and design capabilities. In these years, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice. Years 3 and 4 - In the final years of the program, specialist mechanical elective courses are offered in various streams of expertise in our Bundoora East Campus. Examples of electives include: Mechanical Design, Applied Heat and Mass Transfer, Remote Area Power Supply, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vehicle Power Systems, Industrial and Vehicle Aerodynamics, Mechatronic Design, Advanced Robotics, Automatic Control, Advanced Engineering Computer Aided Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics. You'll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer-aided engineering and design, Dynamics and control, Energy conservation and renewable energy, Engineering and society, Engineering mathematics, Fluid mechanics, Industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, Manufacturing, Mechanical design, Mechanics of machines, Mechatronics, Professional research project, Solid mechanics and materials, Thermodynamics.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with a major in mechanical engineering who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with two years' credit (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) with a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 may be eligible to receive up to 1.5 years' credit (equivalent to 144 credit points) if successful in gaining a place.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include aerospace engineer, automotive engineer, design engineer, development engineer, engineering manager, manufacturing and design companies, mechanical engineer, product engineer, product innovation engineer, production engineer, production manager, sales engineer, systems engineer, transportation industry.


This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. As a graduate of this program, you may also be eligible to join professional bodies relevant to your area of specialisation.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Mechanical Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years
City No info No Part time 8 years

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
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
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  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • 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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