Engineering Masters Dual Award

The School of Engineering has developed several dual Masters degrees with partner institutions in Germany. Complete a year of study at RMIT and a second year at the partner institution, and receive two Masters degrees.

What is a Master Dual Award?

The School of Engineering has developed several dual Masters degrees with our partner institutions in Germany. You can complete one year of study at RMIT and a second year at a partner institution, and receive two Masters degrees – one from RMIT, and one from the partner institution.

Who is eligible?

Selection is based on academic merit (cumulative GPA) through the School of Engineering.

You must be currently enrolled in one of the following single award programs:

  • Master of Engineering (Aerospace) MC225
  • Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) MC230
  • Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) MC258.

If you are interested in this program, contact your Program Manager in the first semester of study at RMIT for study plan advice.

Where can I go?


Each program has a specific set of courses that must be studied either at RMIT or at the partner institution. Contact your Program Manager for more details.

How much will it cost?

Masters dual degree students do not have to pay tuition fees to the host institution. You will continue to pay your domestic or international student fees to RMIT. While studying overseas you remain enrolled as an RMIT student, paying fees and accruing HECS as usual.

Costs vary depending on your destination. As a guide, we recommend you budget at least AU$2,000 for accommodation and living expenses for each month you will be overseas.

You need to have sufficient funds to finance a semester/s overseas. You may be asked to provide evidence of your financial security when applying for your  visa.

There are heaps of scholarships, grants and government support available to support students wishing to study overseas. See Financial assistance for more information.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Register for and attend an information session

Step 2: Research the relevant host partner that meet your course/language/budget criteria

Step 3: Submit your online registration by the deadline (see dates below)

Step 4: If successful, you will be notified and invited to attend a ‘Get Set Nomination Briefing’

Step 5: Create a Dual Award study plan from the templates on Mobi and get approval from your school by the study plan deadline

Step 6: Apply to your nominated institution

Step 7: If successful, you will be notified and you can start to make travel arrangements (flights, visas etc)

Step 8: Attend the GEO ‘Pre-departure Session’

Step 9: Get set – your global adventure begins!

Registration dates and deadlines

  • Semester 1:  Registration open 1 March to 15 May
  • Semester 2: Registration open 1 August to 30 September

Frequently asked questions

International students who wish to transfer into the dual award should be aware of the impact on their student visa and post study work rights and should consider the following:

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) will be cancelled while studying in Germany. This may affect your Australian student visa.
  • During the second year of studies, whilst in Germany, students will be required to pay fees to RMIT in accordance with the RMIT fee schedules and deadlines.

Information on student visas and post study work rights is available via the Department of Home Affairs: Immigration and Citizenship.

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