BH100 - Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Eng)(Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design(Honours)

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Plan: BH100SSHDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Eng)(Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design(Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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 Eng)(Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design(Honours)
Award abbreviation: BE(SusSysEng)(Hons)/BIndDes(Ho
Total credit points: 528
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full time, 10 years part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030799
CRICOS code: 079789E

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering)(Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) degree combines two distinct, yet highly complementary individual bachelor degrees. In addition to the objectives of the individual programs (listed below), the double degree program enables you to broaden and contextualise your learning in a way that is possible only by studying the disciplines together. 

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

The first three 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.

Through the Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) component of this double degree program you will develop skills that will allow you to practice professionally within industrial design and related industries. You may practise locally or globally, either as an independent design practitioner, or as a member of a team within small, medium or large organisational settings. Within these professional contexts you will have the ability to operate effectively, professionally, critically, and thoughtfully, within a team environment and across disciplinary boundaries.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1074 Professional Research Project 1 and OENG1075 Professional Research Project 2 (or the industry-based equivalent course OENG1076 Professional Research Project (Industry)), in which you will conduct an independent research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation:

Students with relevant prior qualifications may be considered for credit transfer on a case by case basis. 

Pathways:

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

Double degree programs are normally more challenging  than single degree programs and will involve a higher workload. In some semesters you may be required to enrol in an additional course (enrol in 5 courses rather than the standard 4 courses). For this reason entry into this double degree program normally requires a higher ATAR than is needed for entry to the component single degree programs.

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)

Prerequisites
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 —

A study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) 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

Accreditation

This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia represents Australia as a signatory to the Washington Accord. Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers. Qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.  See http://www.washingtonaccord.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm

In Australia there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in the area of Industrial Design.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Normally, Corporate membership of Engineers Australia (EA) may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
  • Students are eligible for student membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and access to DIA member resources throughout their studies. Graduates are eligible for full membership with the DIA, the peak professional body for designers in Australia.[http://www.dia.org.au/]
  • Students and Graduates are also eligible to be members of the  International Interaction Designers Association (IxDA). The IxDA that aims to promote and advance the profession of interaction design.
  • Current Students and Graduates are eligible for membership with the US based international Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID), which seeks to advance the status and contribution of women in the profession.

Additionally there are numerous local and international professional organisations that promote and support industrial designers in various sub-disciplinary and specialists fields including: lighting design, furniture design, design managment and service design.

Industry links

Both the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Architecture and Design have Program Advisory Committees which provide important links to industry. These committees provide feedback on the design and relevance of programs as well as information about the changing needs of industry. Membership of these committees includes, respectively, senior engineers and other relevant highly experienced people from a number of major national companies and government and non-government organisations.  

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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 it regularly. We (both academic and adminstrative staff) expect to be able to communicate with you in this way. 

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Otherwise, prescribed and recommended texts are available in the library for both short and long term loan. However, some textbooks are used often enough that you need to have your own copy. Check with each lecturer of their intentions.  

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

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

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 at "Student services" http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd 

 

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