BH070 - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH070HKG - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: SHAPE, VTC


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 (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(MechEng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Offshore, Hong Kong Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
Partnered offering / Corporate client: School for Higher and Professional Education,Vocational Training Council, School for Higher and Professional Education (Tsing Yi), 20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The overall objective of this program is to provide you with the skills to become an employable and effective mechanical engineer within a national and international context.  It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities by developing particular graduate attributes which will be of on-going benefit to you, your industry and society as a whole.

As a graduate of this program, you will have been prepared to practice as an effective, high-level engineer. You will have demonstrated the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences which underpin engineering. You will have demonstrated sound skills and appropriate understanding of disciplines relevant to mechanical engineering and its practice. You will have demonstrated suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline, and professional skills relevant to working with others.

In addition to this, you will have demonstrated the ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and to the wider community [in general].  You will also have demonstrated your ability to learn in a self-directed way that will support professional extension in your working life and that will lead you to adapt through technological and social change.

The Mechanical Engineering program, as a whole, has a real-world focus with a problem-/project-based active learning approach. In your program, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering sciences, engineering design, specialist mechanical engineering courses to expand your knowledge in various streams of expertise. The academic staff members who teach the course are highly-regarded  mechanical engineering practitioners and, based on the specialist knowledge they offer, the program is designed to provide you with opportunities for industrial interaction through your final year professional projects.

In summary, the program focuses on the development of your knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a way that is structured to address the objectives of the program.

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Articulation and pathways


Entry to this program fully depends on your prior completion of Polytechnic or equivalent diploma in mechanical or closely related engineering. You will be eligible for admission if you have an average grade of Credit and above. Once you are admitted to the program, you will get exemption of 192 credit points (e.g., two years) from the four year, 384 credit point degree.

Students with related qualifications may also be considered for exemptions on a case-by-case basis. 


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 to proceed to a coursework Masters degree or even to a research degree including Masters of Engineering by Coursework, Master of Engineering by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each programs' entry requirements.


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Entrance requirements

The selection of prospective students for the program is competitive. The academic entry requirement for the program is a successful completion of a related three-year Polytechnic Diploma or an Advanced Diploma with an average grade of credit or above. For each intake, students apply for the program through VTC of Hong Kong. 

Students will need to demonstrate English proficiency at one of the following levels:

  • IELTS – 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL – Paper based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL – Computer based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced 2 or equivalent; or
  • Successfull completion, where English is the language of teaching and assessment, either:
    at least the equivalent of one year of a university degree within the past two years
    at least the equivalent of a two year tertiary program of at least AQF Level 5  within the past five years.  AQF Level 5 is at minimum a Diploma qualification with a duration of 1.5 to 2 years.  All Higher or Advanced Diploma holders of 5 years or less standing would qualify. 
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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia (EA) and provisionally accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). EA and HKIE are, respectively, the Australian and Hong Kong profesional bodies responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.  

EA represents Australia, and HKIE represents Hong Kong, as signatories to the Washington Accord.  Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers. This means that programs with full accreditation are internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Industry Links
The School of Engineering has an Industry Advisory Committee for the Mechanical and Automotive Engineering programs, which is an important link to industry. In addition, a separate Industry Advisory Committee may be formed in Hong Kong. Membership would include senior engineers from a number of major national companies and government and non-government organisations. Both Committees would provide 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 an RMIT University program you can access the extensive services provided by the Library. As a student based in Hong Kong you will find a wide range of on-line materials that will be helpful to you.  

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 students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

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 online assisting you with matters such as:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • career development and employment

You will also find that the Library at VTC is well stocked with research and reference materials. You will have free access to wireless Internet facilities in the library.

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