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Melbourne City and Bundoora
Gain the skills to be a technological leader capable of managing innovation in both automotive design and manufacturing settings.
Designed to meet the needs of the global automotive industry, you’ll develop the skills to take a leading role in automotive engineering design, manufacturing and testing using contemporary engineering methods and computational and experimental tools.
You have the flexibility to specialise in either advanced automotive design and development or automotive manufacturing.
You will use advanced computer-aided engineering software such as LS-DYNA and Abaqus and 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 has a focus on 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.
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the product life cycle and systems design of modern automobiles and associated technologies. This understanding is developed through project-based learning involving real-life problems in cooperation with industry both locally and internationally.
You will have the opportunity to do work experience in multinational companies, enhancing your employment opportunities in the global job market. There are also exchange opportunities between RMIT and universities worldwide, including opportunities for dual Masters’ awards.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Most lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus, with 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 y 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.
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 have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive work placement program that incorporates research experience at leading automotive companies 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.
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 enrolled in the single award program, Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering)
- Selection: Academic merit (based on cumulative GPA)
Students who are interested in the dual masters’ program will be invited to submit an expression of interest to the Program Manager by week 10 of their first semester of study at RMIT.
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.
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.