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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Designed to meet the needs of engineers working at the interface of mechanical engineering and biotechnology, you’ll be equipped to manage technical and professional challenges in this growing area.
As part of this program you'll develop design, creativity and intellectual discipline skills, and be ready to practise as a high-level engineer in the field of mechanical engineering. You’ll also be equipped with skills in genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, molecular agriculture, bioinformatics, and regulatory, ethical and legal issues in biotechnology.
You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
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 the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
Upon graduation you’ll be well equipped to deal with both technical and professional challenges in the fields of mechanical engineering and biotechnology.
Careers are available in design, manufacturing and testing in government and commercial organisations. Significant opportunities are also anticipated in processing industries such as fermentation, food, cell products, and vaccines both in Australia and overseas.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accreditation by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Get the best of science and engineering with this double degree
This double degree has been specifically designed to meet the needs of engineers working at the interface of mechanical engineering and biotechnology.