BH068 - Bachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)

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Plan: BH068 - Bachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(AdvMan&Mech)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 Years Full time or 8 Years Part time
Location: Onshore, City and Bundoora Campuses
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030101
CRICOS code: 079772C

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Purpose of the Program

The principal objective of this program is to create highly employable graduates, capable of working effectively as Manufacturing and Mechatronics engineers in leading-edge national and international companies. The program is designed to prepare engineers for a wide range of career possibilities by developing particular graduate attributes which will be of on-going benefit to themselves, industry and society as a whole. Manufacturing industry is highly diversified and graduates from this program will be able to work in a wide range of manufacturing engineering industries - particularly those enterprises based on automation with an enabling mechatronics base. These firms wound range from Automotive and Aerospace industries to supply chain and logistics based firms.

As a graduate of this program you are likely to practice as an engineer at a high level.  You will have demonstrated:

  • the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences underpinning engineering;
  • sound skills and appropriate understanding of disciplines relevant to mechatronics engineering and its practice; 
  • suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline and professional skills relevant to working with others; 
  • ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and also in a general way appropriate to communication with the wider community and;
  • that you can learn in a self-directed way that would support professional extension in your working life and adapt to technological and social change.

The program as a whole has a real world focus with a problem/project based active learning approach. The first two years of the program have a high degree of commonality with the Automotive and Mechanical Engineering programs offered by the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. In these years you will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design and other aspects of engineering professional practice.  In the final years of the program, specialist manufacturing and mechatronics engineering courses are offered in various streams of expertise.The academic staff members, lecturing in the program, are manufacturing, mechanical, electronics, mechatronics and computer systems engineering practitioners.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part 2, in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City and Bundoora Campuses.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation:

Credit agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

The table below provides you with information about the credit agreements between the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology and the Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours):

If you have completed the:AD026 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Major)
You will be guaranteed entry into the:BH068 Bachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
Notes on GPA*:a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0
You will get credit for:192 credit points, equivalent to two years
The courses for which you will credit are:
  • OENG1166         Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • EEET2246         Engineering Computing 1
  • MATH2117         Engineering Mathematics C
  • MIET2419          Mechanics and Materials 1
  • MATH2118         Further Engineering Mathematics C
  • MIET2093          Computer Aided Design
  • MANU2205        Introduction to Mechatronics
  • MANU2095        Manufacturing Systems
  • MATH2185         Maths and Stats for Manufacturing Engineers
  • MIET2134          Engineering Dynamics
  • MIET2115          Mechanics and Materials 2
  • EEET2255          Electronics
  • EEET2256          Introduction to Embedded Systems
  • MIET2420           Mechanical Design 1
  • 1 University Student Elective (12 credit points)

* The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at www.rmit.edu.au/students/gradingbasis/gpa

Pathways:

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.  As a successful graduate of this program, you may (upon application) be eligible for credit into other related programs at RMIT University, including a Masters or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 —

A study score of at least 25 in mathematical methods (CAS), and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

This program is fully accredited by the Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Corporate membership may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.  

Engineers Australia represents Australia as a signatory to the Washington Accord.  Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers.  Qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.  See http://www.washingtonaccord.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm

Industry Links

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has an Industry Advisory Committee for the its Engineering programs, which is an important link to industry. Membership includes senior engineers from a number of major national companies and government and non-government organisations.  The committee provides comments and advice on the contents of these programs.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library:

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to Manufacturing and Materials Engineering refer to the library guide.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content:

As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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