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.

Who is eligible?

Selection is based on academic merit (cumulative grade point average or 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 please contact your Program Manager in the first semester of study at RMIT for study plan advice.

Where can I go?

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.

How do I apply?

Step 1 Speak to your Program Manager in first semester to ensure you are enrolled in the right courses

Step 2 Attend an information session

Step 3 Create a study plan and get approval from your Program Manager

Step 4 Submit your online registration by the deadline (dates below)

Step 5 If successful, you will be notified and will then need to apply to the overseas institution

Step 6 Once you have been accepted by the overseas institution you can start to make travel arrangements (flights, visas etc.) 

Step 7 Attend the GEO 'Pre-departure Symposium'

Step 8 Get set – your global adventure begins!

Important dates

Semester 1: registration open 15 April - 15 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Semester 2: registration open 1 September - 30 September (for Semester 2 of the following year)


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 detail.

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 Immigration and Border Protection.

Refer to the financial support page for details.