BH084 - Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BH084AEHDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
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)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BEng(AutoEng)(Hons)/BBus(Mgt)
Total credit points: 528
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years Full time
Location: City and Bundoora Campuses
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030501
CRICOS code: 079779G

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Purpose of the Program

This double degree program has been specifically designed to meet the current and future needs of the automotive engineering industry. Many of the key roles in automotive industry are held by engineering managers. After initially working as automotive engineers, they move to positions where they are primarily concerned with management. They are involved with supervising and developing staff, planning, achieving organisational objectives and maintaining a positive and motivated workforce and environment. These activities are common to all engineering activities in the public or private sector.

The objectives of the program are to prepare you for a career of leadership in automotive industry by gaining expertise in both automotive engineering and management. 

The program consists of core automotive engineering and management courses, and elective courses from the two disciplines. The electives on offer enable you to develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you.

Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering)

The objectives of this program are and 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 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).

Bachelor of Business (Management)

The Bachelor of Business (Management) program provides you with critical and broad ranging studies to enable you to enter graduate positions in administration and management.  The program provides you with opportunities to develop the required knowledge and outcomes to operate successfully in contemporary environments.  You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the core areas of management in a diverse range of political, social, environmental and economic contexts.

This program will actively explore and apply management theory through problem-based and work-relevant activities which may include face-to-face, online, self-directed, collaborative and individual learning experience and is delivered on-campus.

The capstone experience course BUSM4546 Management in Practice provides the culmination of the knowledge, skills and applied work practice experiences that prepare you to transit into business world.

On successful completion of the program, you will be able to work within a wide range of organisations and industries in varied roles, and career entry positions, such as business administration, management consulting and strategy analysis.  The program will provide you with a basis for further development of your knowledge and skills in management, and for further study in business and management. 


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Articulation and pathways


Students with related qualifications may be considered for credit 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 by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each programs' entry requirements.

Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.


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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.


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)/Bachelor of Business (Management) 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)/Bachelor of Business (Management) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Industry Links
The School of Engineering and the School of Management have extensive links with industry through their Industry Advisory Committees, and through research projects and consulting services. Membership of these Committees includes practising engineers or senior executives from a number of major national companies, consultants and past graduates from the schools. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate, and to the needs of employers, by providing feedback on the currency of the programs and the changing needs of industry. They also contribute significantly to input in the design of new 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

Library resources and services

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 here.

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to Business Management refer to here.

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

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

Services for Students

RMIT University 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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Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineerimg)

As well as standard word processing and data analysis software, the School of Engineering 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.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

As part of your Business program you will develop your capacity to identify, access, evaluate, organise and communicate information. This includes using a wide variety of information resources, such as books, articles from journals and magazines, company reports and financial data, industry research and analysis, legal sources and websites. Many of the Library’s information sources are now online, including databases, e books and e journals. You can access these anytime, from anywhere, via the Library website at using your RMIT student (NDS) login.

The Library provides subject guides to help you get started on researching areas such as Accounting, Law, Companies and Industries. You can access these here. They include links to the most relevant information sources for each area.


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