Bachelor of Engineering - Sustainable Systems Engineering / Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)

RMIT University

As an RMIT double degree student, you'll combine the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and industrial design to give you a head-start in the industry. The program consists of core sustainable systems engineering and industrial design, along with elective courses to help you develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you. Sustainable systems engineering studies will focus on mathematics, engineering design and engineering professional practice with specialisations in energy or transport and logistics. Industrial design has four core study streams including design studies and professional practice; communications; technology; and design studio. A substantial capstone project is undertaken in the final year, providing an opportunity to integrate engineering and industrial design capabilities. In addition, design studios provide research and design project experiences where real world projects are undertaken.

Course Fee:

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

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, 2 and 3-You'll focus on the development of a sustainable systems approach. This brings together the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design and engineering professional practice. You'll gain foundational exposures to the methods and nature of the designed form, and to the socio-cultural factors of design and designing. As you progress, you'll gain an increased understanding of the technical, technological and contextual complexity by which design activity is to be considered, providing significant avenues of choice in industrial design practice. Years 4 and 5-In the final years of the program, you'll be able to take specialist elective courses in energy and transport and logistics. Your final-year (capstone) project provides the challenge of defining and demonstrating an area of professional engagement through a year-long, research-led and industry-engaged design project.

Subjects you can Study:

Advanced life cycle and systems assessment, Computer-aided engineering and design, Design for sustainability studio, Design prototyping, Design studio, Energy conservation and renewable energy, Engineering mathematics, Fluid mechanics, Industrial design communications, Industrial design ecologies, Industrial design honours project, Industrial design tactics, Methods in design research and practice, Professional ethics and design strategy, Sustainable energy systems, Sustainable engineering logistics systems, Sustainable engineering materials, Sustainable system design, Sustainable transport systems, Systems engineering principles, Thermodynamics.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include energy, energy efficiency, logistics, manufacturing, renewable energy, sustainable product design, sustainable transport systems, sustainable transport vehicles, engineering consulting services.


This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Upon full accreditation of this program, graduates will have their qualification recognised in all 18 countries that are signatories to the Accord, allowing you the possibility to work in countries including the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Part time 10 years
City No info No Full time 5 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:

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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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