Manufacturing, materials and mechatronics engineering

RMIT’s courses in manufacturing, materials and mechatronics focus on imperative future technologies including automation technologies, advanced manufacturing, materials technology and the development of sustainable engineering systems. All are underpinned by expertise and knowledge in the latest technology and advances in engineering.

RMIT is ranked in the top 150 in the world for manufacturing engineering (QS world rankings by subject 2020).

Industry 4.0 and increased automation are shaking the status quo. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing and increased computer power are creating new opportunities to shape the world.

As automation increases across many industry sectors, engineers with experience in robotics and mechatronics will be highly sought after in the future.

Studying advanced manufacturing at RMIT prepares students for a changing future and for a career in many industries such as food processing, automotive and aerospace industries, and engineering and management consultancies.

Sustainability issues are the focus of the Sustainable Systems Engineering program, which approaches engineering challenges to climate change focusing on renewable energy and transport.

Our courses are informed by industry professionals through Industry Advisory Committees and constantly adapt to industry needs.

Our students are exposed to real-life engineering via projects, placements and internships with our industry partners such as Sutton Tools, New Touch Industries, Asahi Beverages, Ford Motor Company, V/line and Mesh and Bar.

 

Professor Stuart Bateman — Associate Dean Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering Professor Stuart Bateman — Associate Dean Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering

What is advanced manufacturing, materials, mechatronics and sustainablesystems engineering?

AMP 3D printing

This discipline focuses on industry challenges by combining advanced manufacturing, materials technology, mechanical design, programming and electronics engineering principles to design automated assembly systems and processes.

Mechatronics and manufacturing engineers design and improve systems that turn raw materials into products in an efficient way. Students learn to design, build and implement smart mechatronics and robotic systems and advanced manufacturing processes.

Sustainable systems engineers protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.

We also offer a master's in engineering management, where students learn how to develop a commercial proposal, design a strategic business plan to improve organisational productivity, or enhance competitive advantage in a technology context.

Our courses

Explore a broad range of areas, including materials and machining, automation, robotics and control, sustainable systems, and engineering management.

Research

Our research provides industry with cutting-edge solutions for high performance, net-shaped products with increased functionality produced using the latest industrial automation technologies.

Beyond the classroom

Meet our people

RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct Processing Machine

Advanced Manufacturing Precinct

Our students have access to the state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP).

Housing some of the most advanced manufacturing technologies available, the AMP brings design and engineering together, from digital design to digital manufacturing. We focus on 3D printing of advanced high value add products and components.

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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.