DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
The Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering has been designed for those wishing to specialise in the mechanical engineering discipline. Through your studies in this certificate, you will build the necessary skills to lead projects, implement the new technologies, and oversee operating practices and processes in manufacturing-orientated organisations.
With a focus on project based and multi-disciplinary learning, you will develop knowledge in advanced CAE and dynamics, solid mechanics, advanced thermo fluids, and more. You will also increase your skills and understanding in mechanical engineering and related technologies, combined with advanced skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, design, and project management.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, you will have the capability to investigate and analyse complex engineering issues using systems thinking and modelling techniques. You will learn to develop innovative solutions to engineering problems, and to initiate, plan, lead or manage engineering activities.
As part of your studies, you will plan and execute a substantial research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. You will also learn to communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with stakeholders, considering the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience.
Your learning will be facilitated both online and face-to-face at our Melbourne City campus, depending on subject requirements. You can anticipate assessment in the form of assignments and projects, assessed tutorials and presentations, self- and peer-assessments, and technical report writing.
To graduate from this certificate, you must select and successfully complete four of the following subjects:
- Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design
- Innovation and Technology Management
- Risk and Project Management
- Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems
- Advanced CAE
- Advanced Thermo Fluids
- Advanced Dynamics
- Advanced Mechanics of Solids
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|Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering||City Campus||
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
0.5 years full-time
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Program code: GC204
At the completion of this certificate, you will be equipped to further your career aspirations in mechanical engineering, operations, or consultancy in manufacturing, automotive, petrochemical, construction, mineral processing, bioprocessing and similar industries, as:
- R&D leader introducing new technologies and research and development.
- Team Leader implementing operational strategies.
- Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a unit
- Consultant providing specialist technical advice to industry.
Alternatively, you may choose to pursue further study in the Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering).
Applicants must have:
- An Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Sustainable Systems or Automotive Engineering.
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience.
International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).
Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
2022 indicative fees
- Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$3,985 to AU$14,630*.
- Full-fee places: AU$17,760.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The full-fee amount quoted is the 2022 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
If you are offered a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible to apply for a HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package.
The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2022. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands. NOTE: Graduate certificates typically consist of 48 credit points.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2022 for commencing students
Student contribution band by course (subject)
Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2022
Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture
|$3,985 per standard year
$498 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology
|$8,021 per standard year
$1,002 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$11,401 per standard year
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture
$14,630 per standard year
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
Looking for answers or more general infomation?
For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.