This degree has an analytical focus with opportunities to work in design and development teams that consider both technological and financial constraints in many industries.
Before graduating from this degree, you are strongly encouraged to complete up to 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in a real-world environment under the supervision of a professional engineer. You may also have the opportunity to gain work placement within the financial sector. The nature and timing of these experiences can take a range of forms.
Engineering opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and twelve months (which satisfies work experience requirements). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Business students can participate in study tours, where study is done overseas.
You may also choose to take part in a one-year industry placement position within your engineering discipline. This normally occurs in the middle or at the end of your third year. This provides an opportunity for you to gain academic credit and paid industrial experience, which may lead to an industry-linked final year project or potential full-time employment.
In the final year of your studies, you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions, and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through various student systems, including Canvas, the University’s Learning Management System.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes exams, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.