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 and Bundoora 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 Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) is for graduates to be employable and effective sustainable systems engineers in national and international contexts. The program 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 final years of the program, and especially year 4, you will have the opportunity to study vairous specialisations - all taught with a sustainable systems engineering focus. 

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'll learn how to protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. 

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 of these).

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City and Bundoora Campuses. While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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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.

AD026 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical Major)
Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical Major) AD026 will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) program with 192 credit points (or 2.0 years) of credit.

Course Code Course Title CP
OENG1208 Engineering Science 12
MATH2393 Engineering Mathematics 12
EEET2249 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering 12
MIET2381 Sustainable Engineering Materials 12
OENG1204 Creative Engineering CAD 12
OENG1166 Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice 12
MATH2114 Numerical Methods / Statistics for Engineers 12
MIET2422 Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Systems  12
MIET2421 Applied Thermodynamics 12
MIET2514 Introduction to Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 12
MIET2115 Mechanics and Materials 2 12



Research Methods for Engineers

and One Technical Option



  One Technical Option 12
  University Elective 12
  University Elective 12














NB: While the total value of the credit equals 192 credits points (= 2.0 years of study), the amount of time required to complete the remaining study may exceed 2.0 years.


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

Very Important: This plan is being phased out.  

BH076 - Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) plan has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students after Semester 2 2022.

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.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 —
A study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (Any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; 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:

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers and group study rooms are available at each Library. One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service. 

For recommended texts and databases, refer to

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. 

You can find more information on the RMIT Student support website.

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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