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

Message from the Executive Dean

In the School of Engineering at RMIT University, our vision is to be recognised for innovative, industry-relevant teaching and research, and work-ready graduates.

The School also aims to be recognised for its innovative technological solutions which improve the quality of life and well-being of people.

As one of Australia’s largest and most diverse engineering schools, we offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate by coursework and research programs in the fields of engineering and aviation in Melbourne. We also deliver programs through a range of international partners in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and Germany.

Our engineering and aviation programs feature work-integrated learning, development of professional skills, and local and overseas employment opportunities.

Our internationally recognised research is supported by world-class engineering laboratories and research centres.

Staff in the School of Engineering are committed to providing high-quality teaching and research that prepares graduates for the world of work. The School strives to educate the next generation of engineers and aviation sciences who will solve problems to make the world a better place.

Distinguished Professor Adrian Mouritz
Executive Dean, School of Engineering, RMIT University

Distinguished Professor Adrian Mouritz

About the School

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 144th in the world and 9th in Australia (Source, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). The rankings for specific discipline areas include:

  • Top 100 for Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Top 150 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Top 150 for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Top 200 for Chemical Engineering.

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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Engineering education - it's about technology and design

Distinguished Professor 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.

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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 Nation 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. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer