BH089 - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BH089MEHDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Several courses in the program are delivered online, rather than on-campus, and you are likely to find that other courses transition to online delivery as you progress through the program.

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

Classes are taught using a combination of lecture, seminar, tutorial, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions and site visits. You are expected to be responsible for the completion of all out of class learning activities which may require extra reading of both library and online materials. Lectures are not compulsory, however if you miss lectures you must ensure that you avail yourself of any information provided in those lectures.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and may include class tests, essays/reports, oral class presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments (for example design and build) and end of semester examinations. Components of the assessment for each course may be found in their relevant course guide.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

During the program you will experience a variety of teaching and learning approaches in the courses you undertake. In many cases, the approach reflects the unique aims of each course; specifically the knowledge capabilities and generic capabilities. As a student, you will be exposed to not only teaching but also learning. It is important for you to note that you will be treated as an ‘adult learner’. This means you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning in a mature and independent way.  Your interests and the value of this program to your future career prospects are enhanced by your engagement in learning activities. A range of teaching approaches is used in addition to lectures. These include methods such as :

  • Case-based learning engages you in critical thinking and decision making about realistic problems in a business discipline 
  • Project based learning engage you in design, problem solving, decision making, and investigative activities 
  • Problem-based learning engages you in problem analysis, research and provision of solutions 
  • Cooperative learning enables you to work in collaborative or team-based tasks 
  • Reflective learning allows you to reflect on your learning experiences 

The objective is to encourage flexible and independent learning and to develop students who not only understand the theory and concepts, but can also readily apply it.
Class presentations and group assignments are used to extend your professional skills and enable you to work in a team. 

Assessment in the BBus (Mgt) is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that various forms of assessment will be used throughout the program since the assessment you receive will be appropriate to the objectives and student learning outcomes for each course.  Successfully completing the assessment tasks ensures the professional accounting bodies and prospective employers of a level of achievement in the capabilities outlined in the program. Assessment in this program may include:

  • Formal examinations: to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and application of fundamental principles to either practical or theoretical issues; 
  • Assignments and projects: may be completed individually or in teams.  They will provide you with opportunities to develop your abilities in communication, research and analysis, and problem solving; 
  • Research projects: which assess your ability to assimilate, analyse, critically reflect on information and your written communication skills; 
  • In-class tests: to provide you with timely feedback on your understanding within a course and allow feedback to assist you in further developing your skills and capabilities during the semester; 
  • Formal presentations: enable the development of verbal communication skills and organisational abilities; 
  • Portfolio – enable you to report and reflect what you have learnt and to keep a collection of a range of models, examples, articles and websites that you will take forward as a resource in your professional life.

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services unit if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to Apply for credit.

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Work integrated learning

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.  Work Integrated Learning will be undertaken in many courses in your program. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and  demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities and receive feedback through assessment tasks; and
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be in a simulated workplace learning environment. 

The following two core courses include WIL activities where 50% or more of the assessment involves assessors from a WIL partner organisation:

  • OENG1166 Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice where you will participate in an "Engineers Without Borders (EWB)" project which is focused on sustainable development as identified by EWB and community organisations. 
  • OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B where you will work under the guidance of a professional engineer who may be from industry or be an academic or research staff member. You will apply your technical knowledge, research, design and professional engineering skills to either discipline specific, or cross disciplinary engineering problems, through robust research and established engineering design processes. 

In addition to these courses you are strongly recommended to undertake at least 10 weeks of engineering work experience supervised by a professional engineer. If your work experience meets the requirements it may be assessed concurrently with your work experience as part of courses such as 

  • OENG1165 Professional Engineering Experience

You can enrol in OENG1165 while you are undertaking engineering work experience at any time during your program as a University elective course or you can enrol in it as a technical option course in your final year.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

The designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses in this portion of the program are BUSM3125 Strategic Management (12 credit points) and BUSM4177 Leadership and Decision Making (12 credit points). These courses will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context. 

In particular, you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and
  • be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that includes industry feedback.

These learning opportunities may be in the form of industry-based projects, simulations or placements.

 

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Program Structure

For students who commence their study in this program from 1 January 2016 onwards, please note that some courses listed in this structure will have their course marks count toward your program's weighted average mark. Your weighted average mark will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program. If a course counts toward your weighted average mark, that fact will be stated in its course guide. In Enrolment Online, after you completed your course enrolment, you will be notified which of the enrolled courses will count toward the weighted average mark.
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here

To graduate you must complete the following:

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Engineering Mathematics 12 MATH2393 City Campus
Digital Fundamentals 12 OENG1206 City Campus
Engineering Science 12 OENG1208 City Campus
Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice 12 OENG1166 City Campus
Creative Engineering CAD 12 OENG1204 City Campus
Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics: What We Make and How We Make It 12 MANU2488 City Campus
Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering 12 EEET2249 City Campus
Introduction to Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 12 MIET2514 City Campus
Introduction to Management 12 BUSM4176 City Campus
BUSM4400 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
 
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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems 12 MIET2422 City Campus
Engineering Dynamics 12 MIET2134 City Campus
Mechatronics Principles 12 MIET2370 City Campus
Advanced Mathematics for Engineers 12 MATH2414 City Campus
Mechanics and Materials 2 12 MIET2115 City Campus
Applied Thermodynamics 12 MIET2421 City Campus
Mechanical Design 1 12 MIET2136 City Campus
Accounting in Organisations and Society 12 ACCT1044 East Gippsland TAFE Bairnsdale
ACCT1046 City Campus
ACCT2061 Bundoora Campus
ACCT2282 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Organisational Analysis 12 BUSM1094 City Campus
BUSM4454 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
 
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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Prices and Markets 12 ECON1020 City Campus
ECON1297 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Marketing Principles 12 MKTG1025 City Campus
MKTG1337 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Commercial Law 12 LAW2442 City Campus
LAW2501 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges 12 BUSM4554 City Campus
BUSM4668 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Macroeconomics 1 12 ECON1010 City Campus
ECON1293 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Ethics and Governance 12 BUSM3115 City Campus
BUSM4562 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Work in Global Society 12 BUSM4558 City Campus
BUSM4669 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Leadership and Decision Making 12 BUSM4177 City Campus
BUSM4479 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Creativity, Innovation and Design 12 BUSM4550 City Campus
BUSM4704 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
 
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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Renewable Energy Systems 12 MIET2032 Bundoora Campus
MIET2062 City Campus
Solid Mechanics 3 12 MIET1071 Bundoora Campus
Mechanical Vibrations 12 MIET1076 Bundoora Campus
Thermal-Fluid System Design 12 MIET2515 City Campus
MIET2518 Bundoora Campus
Heat Transfer 12 MIET1081 Bundoora Campus
Mechanical Design 2 12 MIET1068 Bundoora Campus
Mechanics of Machines 12 MIET1077 Bundoora Campus
Finite Element Analysis 12 MIET1084 Bundoora Campus
Research Methods for Engineers 12 EEET2449 City Campus
EEET2572 Bundoora Campus
EEET2606 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
 
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Year Five of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Engineering Capstone Project Part A 12 OENG1167 City Campus
OENG1180 Bundoora Campus
Engineering Capstone Project Part B 12 OENG1168 City Campus
OENG1179 Bundoora Campus
Automatic Control 12 MIET2006 Bundoora Campus
AND
Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Management in Practice 12 BUSM4546 City Campus
BUSM4705 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Strategic Management 12 BUSM3125 City Campus
BUSM4386 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
AND
Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from the following Mechanical Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Engineering Experience 12 OENG1165 City Campus
Humanitarian Experiential Learning Project 12 OENG1164 City Campus
Engineering Learning Factory Project 12 OENG1143 City Campus
OENG1223 Bundoora Campus
Engineering Computer Graphics 12 MIET1088 Bundoora Campus
Mechanical Design 3 12 MIET2004 Bundoora Campus
Applied Heat and Mass Transfer 12 MIET2039 Bundoora Campus
Remote Area Power Supply 12 MIET2009 Bundoora Campus
Computational Engineering 1 12 MIET2011 Bundoora Campus
Computer Integrated Manufacturing 12 MANU1418 Bundoora Campus
Vehicle Power Systems 12 AUTO1006 Bundoora Campus
Industrial and Vehicle Aerodynamics 12 AUTO1018 Bundoora Campus
Mechatronic Design 12 MIET2362 Bundoora Campus
Advanced Robotics 12 MANU1417 Bundoora Campus
Advanced Engineering Computer Aided Design 12 MIET2002 Bundoora Campus
Computational Engineering 2 12 MIET2012 Bundoora Campus
Management of Mechanical Design and Research 12 MIET1199 Bundoora Campus
Computational Fluid Dynamics 12 MIET2394 Bundoora Campus
Special Topics in Engineering 12 MIET2389 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Business Option courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Employment Relations 12 BUSM1080 City Campus
International Human Resources 12 BUSM2449 City Campus
BUSM4492 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Negotiation and Advocacy 12 BUSM1074 City Campus
Issues in International Business 12 BUSM4178 City Campus
BUSM4456 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Culture and Business Practice in Asia 12 SOCU1016 City Campus
SOCU2274 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Applied Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM4052 City Campus
BUSM4455 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Driving Innovation in Organisations 12 BUSM1321 City Campus
BUSM4469 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Global Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM4054 City Campus
BUSM4540 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 12 OMGT1082 City Campus
OMGT2341 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Financial Accounting and Analysis 12 ACCT2033 City Campus
ACCT2220 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Management Accounting and Business 12 ACCT1060 City Campus
ACCT2219 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Company Law 12 LAW2450 City Campus
LAW2507 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Financial Markets 12 BAFI1002 City Campus
BAFI3216 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Business Finance 12 BAFI1008 City Campus
BAFI3217 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
International Monetary Economics 12 ECON1082 City Campus
ECON1566 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Internet for Business 12 ISYS2061 City Campus
ISYS3346 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Business Information Technology 12 INTE2043 City Campus
Human Resource Development 12 BUSM1137 City Campus
Managing Performance in Organisations 12 BUSM1228 City Campus
Entrepreneurial Finance 12 BUSM1313 City Campus
Family Business and Entrepreneurship 12 BUSM4053 City Campus
BUSM4381 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Global Political Economy 12 SOCU2112 City Campus
SOCU2275 Melbourne transfer to Vietnam
Enterprise Information Systems 12 ISYS2425 City Campus
Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing 12 BUSM3122 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Transition Plan 2021

The following table shows courses that will be replaced from semester 1 2021 for program transition purposes only and not necessarily course equivalencies. If you have successfully completed any of the previous courses prior to the commencement of semester 1 2021 they will continue to count as a course in your program and contribute towards the successful completion of your program. 

Year one

Prior to 2021 Credit Points Replacement Courses Credit Points
MATH2117 Engineering Mathematics C 12 MATH2393 Engineering Mathematics 12
MIET2419 Mechanics and Materials 1 12  OENG1206 Digital Fundamentals 12
MIET2421 Applied Thermodynamics (moved to year two) 12 OENG1208 Engineering Science 12
MATH2118 Further Engineering Mathematics C 12 EEET2249 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering 12
MIET2422 Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems (moved to year two) 12 MIET2514 Introduction to Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 12

Year two

Prior to 2021 Credit Points Replacement Courses Credit Points
MIET2420 Mechanical Design 1 24

MIET2136 Mechanical Design 

MIET2422 Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems (moved from year one)

12

12

MATH2124 Math & Stats for Aero, Mech & Auto 12 MATH2414 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers 12
MIET2515 Thermal-Fluid System Design (moved to year four) 12 MIET2421 Applied Thermodynamics (moved from year one) 12

Year four 

Prior to 2021 Credit Points Replacement Courses Credit Points
- MIET2515 Thermal-Fluid System Design (moved from year two) 12

Students who require enrolment advice as a result of these amendments should contact their program manager. 

Transition Plan 2020

The following table shows courses that will be replaced/ amended from Semester 1 2020 as part of a program transition. If you have successfully completed any of the old courses before the commencement of Semester 1 2020 it will continue to count as a core course in your program and contribute towards the successful completion of your program.

Year

Old course

Credit Points

Year

Replacement / amended course/s

Credit Points

1

MIET2093 Computer Aided Design

12

1

OENG1204 Creative Engineering CAD

12

1

MANU2095 Manufacturing Systems

12

1

MANU2488 Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics Engineering: What we make and how we make it

12

2

One University elective^

12

2

MIET2515 Thermal-Fluid System Design

12

4

AERO2463 Computational Engineering Analysis*

12

5

One Mechanical Option course

12

Students who have successfully completed 192CP or more before start of semester 2 2020 are not required to complete MIET2515 Thermal-Fluid System Design and OENG1206 Digital Fundamentals. All other students must complete both these new courses to meet the program requirements.

* Students who have successfully completed AERO2463 Computational Engineering Analysis are only required to complete two (2) Mechanical Option courses in their fifth year.

Course title change will apply from semester two 2020 for the following course:

  • 'MIET1081 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics' has been changed to 'Heat Transfer'

Transition Plan 2018

The following table shows courses that will be replaced/ amended from Semester 1 2018 as part of a program transition. If you have successfully completed any of the old courses before the commencement of Semester 1 2018 it will continue to count as a core course in your program and contribute towards the successful completion of your program.

Year

Old course

Credit Points

Year

Replacement / amended course/s

Credit Points

1

AERO2248 Engineering, Society & Sustainability

12

1

OENG1166 Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice

12

4

MIET1199 Management of Design & Research

12

4

EEET2449 Research Methods for Engineers

12

4

MIET1081 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics^

12

5

MIET1081 Heat transfer

12

5

OENG1074 Professional Research Project 1*

24

5

OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and core course MIET1081 Heat Transfer or MIET2006 Automatic Control

2x12

5

OENG1075 Professional Research Project 2

24

5

OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B and and core course MIET1081 Heat Transfer or MIET2006 Automatic Control

2x12


 

^Students who have successfully completed the first four years (408 CP) of their Program including MIET1081 Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics before Semester 1 2018 will be able to take AERO2463 Computational Analysis for Engineers or any fifth year Mechanical Option course as a fifth year alternative.

*Students who have successfully completed OENG1074 Professional Research Project 1 before semester 1 2018 will be able to complete OENG1075 Professional Research Project 2 in Semester 1 2018.

-Before 2018, OENG1075 Professional Research Project 2 (24cp) incorporated 12 credit points of compulsory WIL work experience.

From 2018, OENG1075 Professional Research Project 2 (24cp) will be replaced by OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B (12cp).

If you have not successfully completed OENG1075 Professional Research Project 2 (24cp) before the Commencement of Semester 1 2018, you will take OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B (12cp) and you may choose to take the Option course OENG1165 Professional Engineering Experience or any other option course in your fifth year program structure.

Program Amendment 2017

This program was amended in 2017. The amended structure was implemented from Semester 1 2017 for all students. All credits gained prior to these amendments will count towards the amended program plan.

The following Table advises students who have failed an old course as to the substitute course they should complete.

Old course(s) no longer offered Credit points Substitute course Credit points
BUSM1094 Organisational Behaviour 12 BUSM1094 Organisational Analysis 12
BUSM3122 Occupational Health and Safety Management 12 Business Elective or Mechanical Elective* 12
BUSM1222 International Business 12 BUSM4558 Work in Global Society 12
BUSM4177 Leading for Change 12 BUSM4177 Leadership and Decision Making 12
BUSM3123 Organisational Theory 12 BUSM4546 Management in Practice 12
BUSM3119 Human Resource Management 12 BUSM4554 Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges 12
BUSM1311 The Entrepreneurial Process 12 BUSM4550 Creativity, Innovation and Design 12

*If you have completed the course BUSM3122 Occupational Health & Safety Management then this can be considered as a Business elective in your program. If you have already completed a Business elective, then you can consider it as a Mechanical elective. If you have already completed both a Business elective and a Mechanical elective, then please discuss with your Program Manager and the College of Business how this affects your study plan.

Program Amendment 2014

This program was amended in 2014. The following Table advises students who have failed an old course as to the substitute course they should complete.

Year, Semester Course no longer offered Credit points New Course Credit Points
Year 1, Sem 1 AERO2247 Mechanics of Solids and Materials 1 12 MIET2419 Mechanics and Materials 1 12
Year 1, Sem 2 MIET2095 Thermo-Fluid Mechanics (which was previously followed by MIET2135 Thermo-Fluid Mechanics 2) 12 MIET2421 Applied Thermodynamics, (which is done concurrently with the new MIET2422 Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems) 12
Year 2, Sem 1 MIET2115 Mechanics of Solids and Materials 2 12 MIET2115 Mechanics and Materials 2 12

For any enrolment or transition advice, you should contact the Program Manager.

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