BH092 - Bachelor of Engineering(Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business(Management)

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Plan: BH092SSHDD - Bachelor of Engineering(Sustainable Systems 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(Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business(Management)
Award abbreviation: BE(SustSysEng)(Hons)/BBus(Mgt)
Total credit points: 528
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030799
CRICOS code: 079784K

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Purpose of the Program

The overall objective of the Sustainable Systems Engineering program is for graduates to be employable as effective sustainable systems engineers in a national and international context. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities by developing graduate attributes that 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 a sustainable systems approach. You will also be exposed to fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice. In the later years of the program, specialist elective courses are offered in two Minors: energy; transport and logistics. The program is designed to provide you with a number of opportunities for industrial interaction and the academic staff members teaching the program are practitioners with expertise in the specialialisations. 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).

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.

By combining both of these undergraduate programs, you will develop the capability to practise a sustainable systems approach in both engineering and business contexts. Creating change in organisations requires both the technical know-how as well as the business knowledge and skills to lead change. This double degree provides you with these technical and business capabilities.

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus.

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Articulation and pathways


Students with relevant prior 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 for entry into other related programs at RMIT University, including a Masters or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

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 (Sustainable Systems 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(Sustainable Systems 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 through input into 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

    IT resources

    You are given your own RMIT email account upon completion of your enrolment to facilitate formal communications relating to your courses and administrative matters. please check this regularly or divert it to an account that you do check regularly. All academic and administrative staff expect to communicate with you in this way.

    Selected course materials are available in electronic form from myRMIT Prescribed and recommended texts are available in the library for both short and long term loan though having a copy of some prescribed textbooks is strongly advised. Check with your lecturer.

    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 Engineering refer to the list 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

    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. See the Study and Learning Centre.

    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 at;ID=b3mism7rz4jd 

    Engineering resources

    The School provides engineering specific computer software related to such areas as fluid dynamics, engineering drawing, design, stress analysis, project management, materials selection and automated systems.



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