BH076 - Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH076 - Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems 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 (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(SustSysEng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030799
CRICOS code: 079775M

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Purpose of the Program

The overall objective of the program is for graduates to be employable and effective sustainable systems engineers in national and international contexts. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities by developing graduate attributes which will be of on-going benefit to you, industry and society as a whole.

The first two years of the program are focused on development of the sustainable systems approach. You will also be exposed to fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and professional practice. In the last two years of the program, specialist option courses are offered in two streams: energy, and transport and logistics, of which you choose one.

The program is designed to provide you with a number of opportunities for industrial interaction and the academic staff members teaching the program are engineering practitioners with expertise in the specialisations.

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 Campus.

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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 (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours):

If you have completed the:AD026 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Sustainable Systems Major)
You will be guaranteed entry into the:BH076 Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems 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
  • MIET2380          Engineering Design for Sustainability
  • MATH2118         Further Engineering Mathematics C
  • MIET2422          Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems
  • MIET2419          Mechanics and Materials 1
  • EEET2246         Engineering Computing 1
  • MIET2421          Applied Thermodynamics
  • EEET2249         Circuit Theory
  • MATH2127         System Dynamic Modelling
  • 2 x Option courses (total 24 credit points)
  • 3 x University Student Electives (total 36 credit points)

* The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at


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 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

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 (Sustainable Systems 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 (Sustainable Systems 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 Sustainable Systems Engineering program, 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 this program.

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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.

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
  • 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. 

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As well as standard word processing and data anlaysis software, the School also provides engineering specific computer software related to such areas as fluid dynamics, engineering drawing, design, stress analysis, project management, materials selection and automated systems. You are given your own RMIT email account upon completion of your enrolment to facilitate formal communications relating to your courses and administrative matters.

Selected course material is available in electronic form from myRMIT. Otherwise, prescribed and recommended texts are available in the library for both short and long term loan. The library contains some past examination papers which you can use for revision, literature search facilities for use in design projects and theses, and electronic access to Australian standards which are frequently used in design projects.


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