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Melbourne City and Bundoora
Learn how to apply knowledge of materials, structures, energy and management to solve technical problems.
Mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems.
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.
In this program you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in computer-aided engineering and design, industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, energy conservation and renewable energy, or mechatronics, dynamics and control.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
Job opportunities exist in:
- the design, manufacture and testing of Australian-built vehicles
- the design, specification and installation of large air conditioning systems
- the design of materials handling systems in the packaging and mining industries
- power generation and renewable power sources
- construction and maintenance in the petrochemical industry
- the design of Victoria's trains and trams
- computerised control in the pharmaceutical industry
- the aeronautical industry
- the implementation of new manufacturing methods in the electronics industry
- the development of engineering computer software
- research and development in industry and other technical institutions
- technical sales in the marketing divisions of engineering companies
- engineering management in large and small organisations, both in Australia and overseas.
Professional recognition and accreditation
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 15 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.
Overseas work placements with industry partners are available to students.
Additionally, there is the option to link with a multinational organisation for final year projects.
The RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) enables almost 200 RMIT students a year to carry out vocational training and research projects at world-class businesses and institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Program and course information
Apply knowledge to solve technical problems
As you progress, you'll tailor your program by specialising in the general field of mechanical engineering or other areas such as manufacturing, automotive, business, mathematics or computing.