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In this program you’ll gain the theoretical and practical skills to work in the mechanical and manufacturing industries as a technical officer or engineering supervisor/manager.
You’ll develop an understanding of advanced technical and managerial concepts and be able to work in small, medium and large enterprises as well as the defence forces.
Mechanical engineering is a diverse and challenging field where you will be responsible for designing, improving and building mechanical devices, systems and machines to solve problems across a range of industrial sectors and within general society.
Note: Programs may change as training packages are updated.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital 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.
You’ll complete an industry-based project (or equivalent) as part of the program.
This program has a strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which links the program and real life industry developments. The IAC comprises staff from local manufacturing, automotive, refrigeration and air-conditioning industries. It provides regular feedback on the program and the changing needs of industry.
After graduating from this program, you’ll have the necessary knowledge and skills to be employed as a technical officer/engineering assistant, supervisor or manager. You may work in offices, technical laboratories, workshops or manufacturing plants.
Mechanical and manufacturing paraprofessional engineers:
- assist professional engineers in mechanical design
- supervise and manage manufacturing and assembly plants
- construct, operate and maintain machines
- manufacture and maintain mechanical equipment, mechanical installations, and mechanical facilities.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at Engineering Associate level.
Australia is a signatory to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Graduates of the program will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the accord.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
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Get your career going
If you've got an interest in motors and engines, this program can get you started in the world of mechanical engineering. You can also progress into a bachelor degree.