BH074 - Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH074 - Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


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 (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(AutoEng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City and Bundoora Campuses
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030501
CRICOS code: 079774A

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of this program are to prepare you to become a graduate whose capabilities satisfy Engineers Australia, and to provide you with the core mechanical and automotive engineering skills to become an employable and effective automotive engineer and display high-level knowledge and skills in aspects of automotive engineering 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 demonstrated the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences that underpin mechanical and automotive engineering and will have been prepared to practice as an effective, high-level engineer. You will have demonstrated suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline, and professional skills relevant to working with others. You will have demonstrated the ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and to the wider community.

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. Furthermore, you will have demonstrated your ability to investigate complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods.

The Automotive Engineering program, as a whole, has a real-world focus with a problem-/project-based active learning approach. The first two years of the program are common with the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programs offered through 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 engineering professional practice. In the final years of the program, specialist automotive engineering courses are offered in various streams of expertise. The academic staff members who teach the course are highly-regarded automotive engineering practitioners and, based on the specialist knowledge they offer, the program is designed to meet the needs of students, industry and the community, and to prepare you, the student, for a career in the automotive and related industries.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B, 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


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 (Automotive Engineering) (Honours):

If you have completed the:

AD026, Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical Major)

AD002P10 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical), including completion of the following three courses:

  • MIET2341 Thermo-Fluids 1
  • MIET2344 Thermo-Fluids 2
  • MANU2095 Manufacturing Systems
You will be guaranteed entry into the:BH074 Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (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
  • MATH2117         Engineering Mathematics C
  • MIET2093          Computer Aided Design
  • MIET2419          Mechanics and Materials 1
  • MIET2421          Applied Thermodynamics
  • MATH2118         Further Engineering Mathematics C
  • MANU2095        Manufacturing Systems
  • MIET2422          Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems
  • MATH2124         Math & Stats for Aero, Mech & Auto
  • MIET2370          Mechatronics Principles
  • MIET2115          Mechanics and Materials 2
  • MIET2134          Engineering Dynamics
  • MIET2420          Mechanical Design 1
  • 2 University Student Electives (total 24 credit points)

The table below provides you with information about the credit agreements between the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours):

If you have completed the:C6130 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
you may gain entry into the:BH074 Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
Notes on GPA*:a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0
If selected, you will gain credit for:144 credit points, equivalent to a year and a half
The courses for which you will gain credit are:
  • OENG1166     Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • MATH2117     Engineering Mathematics C  
  • MIET2093      Computer Aided Design
  • MIET2419      Mechanics and Materials 1
  • MIET2421      Applied Thermodynamics
  • MANU2095    Manufacturing Systems
  • MIET2422      Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems
  • MIET2370      Mechatronics Principles
  • MIET2134      Engineering Dynamics
  • 3 University Student Electives (36 credit points total)

* The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses. For more information see 


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 Master of Engineering by coursework, a Master of Engineering by research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each programs' entry requirements.

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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).


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 —
A study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (Any) or Maths: Specialist Maths; 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
The Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

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. 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 Automotive Engineering refer to the library guide.

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 face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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  • career development and employment
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  • 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. 

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