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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Melbourne City and Bundoora
This program has been designed to meet the needs of the global automotive industry including original equipment manufacturers and their supply chains.
You'll graduate as part of a new breed of automotive engineering professionals involved in automotive engineering design, manufacturing and testing using contemporary engineering methods, and computational and experimental tools.
In this program you'll use advanced computer-aided engineering software such as Catia and Abaqus. You'll also gain hands-on experience in several state-of-the-art experimental facilities, including the full scale Vehicle Wind Tunnel, Green Engines Research Laboratory and Vehicle NVH Laboratory.
The program offers the flexibility for specialisation in advanced automotive design and development or automotive manufacturing. It aims to develop future technological leaders capable of managing innovation in both design and manufacturing settings.
You will have the opportunity to do work experience in multinational companies, which will enhance your employment opportunities in the global job market. The program also provides exchange opportunities between RMIT and universities worldwide, including opportunities for dual Masters awards.
The program aims to enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the product life-cycle and systems design of modern automobiles and associated technologies. This will be developed through project based learning involving real life problems in cooperation with industry both locally and internationally.
The program also focuses on new sustainable design and manufacturing practices based on the entire life cycle (from 'cradle to grave') of vehicles. This incorporates the design for disposal and recycle, disassembly, life-cycle assessment, alternative fuels and powertrains, and light structures.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
Most lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus and some lab classes run at the Bundoora campus.
Some projects in the Master's Research Project course may require travel to the Bundoora campus. Alternative projects based entirely at the Melbourne city campus are available.?
The integration of classroom learning and workplace experience provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills in a real workplace setting.
The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering plays a major role in the Automotive Cooperative Research Centre (AutoCRC), whereby academic and full-time research staff are continuously upgrading your skills through close collaboration with industry.
You'll also have access to highly qualified visiting staff from overseas industry and universities who are well-versed in current and future trends in the global automotive industry.In addition you will complete a comprehensive work placement program that incorporates research experience at leading automotive companies worldwide.
This Master has been developed in consultation with a range of automotive industry and education stakeholders including the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciencea, AutoCRC, Ford Australia, General Motors Holden, Pacifica, Futuris Automotive Interiors, and SAE Australasia.
Graduates will be able to work effectively as automotive engineering specialists, leading technological innovation in cross-disciplinary teams. They will be able to work effectively within, and between, geographically and culturally diverse settings with a broad understanding of the complex automotive supply chain and logistics involved.
In catering for local and international students, this program offers the flexibility for specialisation in automotive design and development as well as in automotive manufacturing engineering processes.
Specialised automotive engineers that are currently in short supply, but are increasingly in high demand by the automotive industry worldwide.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. 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.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.
This program has dual master agreements with the Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the University of Applied Science in Aachen Germany. Five students per year have the opportunity to take part in the dual masters program and receive master's degrees from both institutions. Eligibility and selection criteria for admission into the dual award apply as follows:
- Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the single award program - Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering)
- Selection: Academic merit (based on cumulative GPA)
Students who are interested in a dual master program will be invited to submit an expression of interest to the MC230 Program Manager by week 10 of their first semester of study at RMIT (May or October).
Students who select to pursue the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) will have the opportunity for an industry placement with a major overseas automotive manufacturer or supplier such as Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Bosch or Siemens.
International students who wish to transfer into the dual award or undertake a RIIERP placement must be aware of the impact on their student visa and post study work rights.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Be part of a new breed of automotive engineering professionals
Gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art experimental facilities and make the most of work experience opportunities in multinational companies to enhance your career opportunities.