If you want to be an engineer but you're not sure what type of engineering you would like to do, RMIT's Bachelor of Engineering is the degree for you. Join Sara Moridpour as she discusses key learning outcomes, pathways, and industry connections for this degree.
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Sara Moridpour: My name is Sara Moridpour, and I'm the program manager of the Bachelor of Engineering, BH126, here at RMIT University. Today, I'm going to tell you a bit about the Bachelor of Engineering program at RMIT. This program is a common first year program and allows a student to work across a variety of disciplines and then choose their specialized engineering program based on their interest and capabilities.
Before I start, I'd like to acknowledge the people of the Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung language groups of the Eastern Kulin nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the university. RMIT respectfully acknowledges their ancestors and elders, past, present and emerging. And while we conduct our work remotely, I want to pay my respect to the wider unceded lands of their nation.
If you know you want to be an engineer but not sure what type of engineering you want to do, then the Bachelor of Engineering, BH126, is right for you. In Bachelor of Engineering, you spend your first year of study experiencing the breadth of engineering options available at RMIT University before entering your specialized course in second year. If you're sure about your specialized program, you may directly apply for that program.
Our specialized programs include Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics, Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Computer and Network Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Systems Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering. All our programs are accredited by Engineers Australia.
For Bachelor of Engineering, the entry requirements for our domestic students include minimum ATAR score of around 80. The 2020 minimum ATAR score was 80.05. Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 in English and Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in any mathematics. The entry requirements for our international students include Australian Year 12 or equivalent secondary school qualification, with a minimum of 65% average. Equivalent qualification may also include completing the RMIT Foundation Studies program or recognized post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. Mathematics or VCE Units 3 and 4 in Mathematics, with a study score of at least 20, and of course, the English requirements as required by the university.
We don't have any pathway for the Bachelor of Engineering, BH126, but there are multiple RMIT vocational courses that allow a pathway into the specialized engineering programs. Associate Degree in Engineering Technology is one of those pathways. After successfully completing the program and meeting the minimum GPA requirements, the students can apply and continue their studies at specialized engineering programs at RMIT. Advanced diplomas are the other vocational pathways at RMIT. We have different sorts of advanced diplomas, including Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering Design, Computer System Engineering, Engineering Technology and Electronics and Communication Engineering.
In Bachelor of Engineering program, we have two semesters, because it is a one-year program. In the first semester, you take four core subjects, Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice, Engineering Science, Digital Fundamentals, and then based on the mathematics courses you've done in your secondary studies, you have the option of either choosing Engineering Mathematics or Introduction to Engineering Mathematics. If you studied VCE Units 3 and 4 Maths Methods or Specialized Maths or equivalent subject, you can directly enroll into Engineering Mathematics. If you studied VCE Units 3 and 4 Further Maths, then you need to enroll into Introduction to Engineering Mathematics in the first semester.
In the second semester, we have one core subject, Creative Engineering CAD for all our students. And then for the students who need to enroll in Introduction to Engineering Mathematics, they need to do Engineering Mathematics as a core subject in the second semester. Then we have three electives for the students who meets the maths requirements and two electives for the students who do not meet the maths requirements. These electives cover different ranges of engineering disciplines and specialized engineerings we have in School of Engineering.
At the end of the first semester, you become familiar with all the specialized programs and all different disciplines of engineering we have at RMIT. Then hopefully, you will be able to narrow down your two or three specialized engineering degrees that you are most interested in. In the second semester, you may choose your electives based on those specialized engineering programs that you are most interested in. And then you can study in those courses. At the end of the second semester, you have enough knowledge to choose your major, your specialized engineering program that you're most interested in and continue from Year 2 to Year 4 and successfully finish your studies and receive your degree within four years.
For our graduates who wish to continue their studies at the postgrad level, we have a 4+1 model. We have different specialized master's programs at RMIT. The duration of the master's programs is normally two years. However, our graduates can receive one-year exemption for their master's studies in an area that is related to their bachelor degree. They can study for one more year and then receive their master's degree.
In our engineering programs, students are involved with different industry-based projects and authentic assessments. Different industry engagement opportunities are available in Bachelor of Engineering and then specialized engineering programs at RMIT. These industry engagement opportunities include industry projects, seminars and events, work placements and internship programs.
RMIT works with many industry partners in different areas of engineering. RMIT has partnership with 215 universities around the world. And our students are provided with different opportunities, such as exchange studies, overseas study tours and international internship opportunities. Our graduates have been successful in finding job opportunities at a range of companies across the globe. Our graduate engineers find jobs in a wide range of areas in government organizations and consulting companies.
There are some important dates to remember for 2021. Once you choose your program and enroll in your program, the orientation days are between 22nd and 26th February. Our classes begin on 1st March. And the last day to enroll for Semester 1 will be 8th March 2021. Of course, we have deadlines for vocational education as well, which is mentioned here.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our globally recognized programs and in particular, Bachelor of Engineering. For more information on these programs, be sure to check the program information available on our website.
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