Master of Engineering (Computer Aided Engineering and Design)
DurationFull-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
AU$36,480 (2019 annual)
Next intakeNot applicable
Gain the skills to integrate advanced digital engineering design and digital manufacturing technologies with product life cycle management.
This program focuses on technologies supporting the entire lifecycle of an engineering product. This incorporates all design aspects for manufacturing and maintenance, and the disassembly, disposal, recycling and reuse of industrial products.
You'll develop the skills to meet the global demand for specialist engineers and industrial designers. The program provides a holistic understanding of the engineering lifecycle management process based in integrated computer aided engineering (CAE) platforms. These platforms are now regarded by industry as best practice.
The application of cutting-edge technical knowledge and expertise in the creation of products and associated services will have strong potential to bring sustainable growth and high economic return.
Created in partnership with industry, this program uses a project-based learning approach that will expose you to advanced CAE concepts and skills. You will use CAE in practical activities and industry-led projects based on 3D real-time life-like learning experiences.
You'll be exposed to state-of-the-art infrastructure at the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct. This facility is equipped with the latest 3D visualisation technology and advanced digital manufacturing machines to realise your designs in physical form. You'll also have access to the supercomputer facilities that are available.
Lectures, tutorial and laboratory sessions are run during the afternoon and evening to fit in with the work commitments of part-time students.
Several learning and teaching approaches are used within this program to develop your capabilities and to assist you in developing skills as an independent and lifelong learner.
These approaches may include classroom teaching and/or online sessions, laboratory sessions, problem-based learning, assignments and projects.
The program will also incorporate a virtual collaborative project-management environment to bring together students from different backgrounds and, where appropriate, suppliers. This community will be able to share ideas and resources and collaborate on common projects in the virtual environment.
This program was created in consultation with industry leaders from:
- BAE Systems Australia
- Advea Engineering
- Futuris Automotive Interiors
- Department of Defence
- Dassault Systèmes
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the US, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
The program will make use of the links between RMIT, Dassault Systèmes and Memko Pty Ltd to create opportunities for students to carry out their capstone project at local or overseas institutions or companies.
The Master of Engineering (Computer Aided Engineering and Design) consists of 96 credit points.
As part of this program you will complete the following core courses:
- Product Lifecycle Design and Management
Through this course you will gain a complete and holistic understanding of product life-cycle management (PLM), which represents an all-encompassing vision for managing data relating to the design, production, support and ultimate disposal of manufactured goods.
- Virtual Validation, Documentation and Maintenance
This course introduces you to validation processes throughout a product life-cycle. You’ll apply cutting-edge technical knowledge and expertise in the creation of products and develop strategies for the integration of computerised maintenance management systems into managing of work flow, in-service and out-service maintenance processes.
- Masters Engineering Project Part 1
This is the first part of a project that is conducted over two courses. You will plan your project, conduct a critical analysis of relevant published material and do sufficient work to evaluate and report on initial findings. This is a work-integrated project done either in conjunction with industry or in a simulated engineering work environment. You’ll work on your project individually or in small groups; however, you will submit individual reports and be assessed on your individual project work.
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
As part of this course, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the technology used in manufacturing systems and be introduced to the concepts of computer-integrated manufacturing and relevant standards, feature technology, product life-cycle management, computer-aided manufacturing, and computer numerical control.
- Advanced CAE
This course focuses on computer aided engineering (CAE) in design and engineering of mechanical systems. You will develop advanced knowledge and skills in CAE modelling and simulation.
- Masters Engineering Project Part 2
This is the second part of a project that is conducted over two courses. You will complete your research project, evaluate information and report your findings.
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Program code: MC244
Employment projections by the Australian Government’s Department of Employment predict growth in the sectors of computer system design, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, as well as programs that coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure usage of resources is cost effective.
Graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of product life-cycle management including design, manufacturing, maintenance and recycling of industrial products in a range of industrial settings.
- A four-year bachelor honours degree in any engineering field, at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 8 or equivalent, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 out of 4.0, or a minimum of 60% average.
- A four-year bachelor degree in any engineering field, at AQF level 7 or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0, or a minimum of 60% average, and at least two years of relevant and current industry experience.
- A four year non-engineering bachelor degree at AQF level 8 or equivalent, with a specialisation in design relevant to the engineering field, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0, and at least two years of relevant and current industry experience.
Relevant industry experience includes engineering practice, technical design in support of engineering practice, or industrial design practice that incorporates engineering.
International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
You must have successfully completed:
An Australian four-year Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or a minimum of 60% average.
An Australian four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or a minimum of 60% average AND at least two years of relevant and current industry experience (to be considered on a case-by-case basis).
An Australian four-year non-engineering bachelor honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), with a specialisation in design relevant to the engineering field, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or a minimum of 60% average AND at least two years of relevant and current industry experience (to be considered on a case-by-case basis). Relevant industry experience includes engineering practice, technical design in support of engineering practice, or industrial design practice that incorporates engineering.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).
In 2019, if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,566 to AU$10,958.
The indicative annual tuition fee for full-fee places in 2019 is AU$31,680*.
How much you’ll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. 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.
*Fees shown above apply to 2019 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.
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.
In 2019, the annual student contribution amount you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,566 to AU$10,958. As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
For further information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-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.
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 2019 is $303.
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.