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

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

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.


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.


  • 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.

Standard 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).


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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $190,080
International: $200,640
  • ATAR: 88
No No information available

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.

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