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RMIT's School of Engineering is renowned for its industry-relevant high quality teaching and research, its globally competitive graduates and its international linkages.

Engineering education - it's about technology and design

Distinguished Profession Adrian Mouritz, Executive Dean, School of Engineering outlines the different levels of study and the high-tech facilities available to engineering students at RMIT University.

Our vision is to be recognised for innovative, industry-relevant teaching and research, and work-ready graduates.

Our key discipline areas provide programs with flexible pathways to global careers or postgraduate research, and encompass:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Aviation­
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
  • Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering.


RMIT engineering is ranked 125th in the world and 8th in Australia (Source, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019). The rankings for specific discipline areas include:

  • Top 100 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (equal 3rd in Australia)
  • Top 100 for Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (equal 7th in Australia)
  • Top 150 for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (equal 2nd in Australia)
  • Top 200 for Chemical Engineering (equal 8th in Australia).


In the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) audit, our School was amongst the top group of Australian universities recognised for world-class engineering research. The rankings (out of 5) for specific fields of research include:

  • Aerospace Engineering - 5 (well above world standard)
  • Biomedical Engineering - 3 (at world standard)
  • Chemical Engineering - 3 (at world standard)
  • Civil Engineering - 4 (above world standard)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering - 5 (well above world standard)
  • Environmental Engineering - 5 (well above world standard)
  • Manufacturing Engineering - 5 (well above world standard)
  • Materials Engineering - 5 (well above world standard)
  • Mechanical Engineering - 4 (above world standard).
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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