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:

International: $142,080

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:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 85.1 No Full time 4 years
City 85.1 No Part time 8 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

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