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Combine the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and business management to kick-start your career.
Most engineers move into management within five years of graduation. This double degree gives you the ideal preparation for this career transition.
You’ll undertake core studies in sustainable systems engineering, which brings together the new technologies and innovative engineering approaches we need for sustainable global development. You can specialise in energy, or transport and logistics.
This will be combined with business management studies, which involves the planning, organising, coordination and direction of the resources of organisations. Managers draw on technical skills as diverse as accounting and organisational behaviour, and build on personal abilities including analysis and leadership.
As part of this program 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.
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 will 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. 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.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This 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.
Sustainable systems engineers work with technologies and engineering approaches to ensure global development is sustainable, and to develop clean manufacturing processes and improvements in technology.
Graduates will be suitable for work in the areas of energy, transport, logistics, sustainable product design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport systems and vehicles, manufacturing, and logistics.
Opportunities can be found in a range of organisations including audits companies, global consulting firms, software companies, and traffic and transport consultancies.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Upon full accreditation, the qualification of graduates from this degree 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
Kick start your career in sustainable systems engineering
Gain the technical skills in sustainable systems engineering with the management skills to help you move into leadership roles sooner.