BP013 - Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics)

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Plan: BP013P9 - Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Objectives 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 (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics)
Award abbreviation: BEng(AdvMan&Mech)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time or 8 years part time
Location: Onshore, City and Bundoora Campuses
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng
ASCED code: 030703
CRICOS code: 064713D

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Objectives of the program

The main objective of this program is to create graduates, highly employable and capable of working effective as Manufacturing and Mechatronics engineers, in the national and international context. It is designed to prepare engineers for a wide range of career possibilities by developing particular graduate attributes which will be of on-going benefit to them, industry and society as a whole. Manufacturing industry is highly diversified and graduates from this program will be able to work in a wide range of engineering industries, from Aerospace and Automotive, to supply chain and logistics.

As a graduate of this program you are likely to practice as an engineer at a high level.  You will have demonstrated:

  • the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences underpinning engineering;
  • sound skills and appropriate understanding of disciplines relevant to mechatronics engineering and its practice; 
  • suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline, and professional skills relevant to working with others; 
  • ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and also in a general way appropriate to communication with the wider community; and 
  • that you can learn in a self-directed way that would support professional extension in your working life, and adapt to technological and social change.

The 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 Automotive and Mechanical Engineering programs offered the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  In these years you will be exposed to fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and other aspects of engineering professional practice.  The academic staff members, teaching in the program, are manufacturing, mechanical, electronics, mechatronics and computer systems engineering practitioners.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

If you have completed the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - C6016 (Principal Technical Officer) preceded by the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - C6069 (Mechanical/Manufacturing) and have been successful in gaining a place in the Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics),  you may be eligible for exemptions of up to two years (from the four year degree) depending on academic performance.

If you are a graduate of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology - AD004 (Advanced Manufacturing), delivered by the RMIT School of Engineering (TAFE), and have been successful in gaining a place in the Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) you may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to two years, leaving an additional two years to complete the four-year degree program. According to the current agreement GPA is not considered, but from the year 2012, GPA in the range of 2-3 will be used as a base for the credit points recognition in the range of 96 to 192.

If you require further details on these programs refer to the RMIT Handbook [http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook ]

Students with other related qualifications may also be considered for exemptions on a case-by-case basis.

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Entrance requirements

You will have a VCE, Foundation Studies or an equivalent year 12 qualification. Local students will normally apply through VTAC, and international students will apply through RMIT International. Those students without a suitable year 12 qualification will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Specific pre-requisite requirements for this program are shown below:


Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4–English (any) and Mathematical Methods (either).

Selection mode: CY12: ENTER and two-stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%. NONY12: VTAC Pi form. See Extra requirements for specifics. ATNEST (non-compulsory)

Middle-band: Completing specialist mathematics = an aggregate up to 2 points higher. Completing chemistry or physics = an aggregate up to 1 point higher, to a maximum 1 point. Consideration may be given to the SEAS application.

Extra requirements: NONY12: : Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Pi form (see page Pi). : Applicants are encouraged to complete the ATNEST (see www.rmit.edu.au/set/atnest-test for details) on 15 September unless they have completed year 12 studies in mathematical methods or specialist mathematics or have completed the equivalent of one full-time year at an Australian university.


English Language
One of the following:
IELTS – 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL – Paper based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
TOEFL – Computer based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)
REW – English for Academic Purposes Advanced 1 & 2

Successful completion of Year 12/Foundation studies program or equivalent.


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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

RMIT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics) satisfies the requirements for admission to graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Corporate membership may be gained after the required period of professional experience. Admission to Engineers Australia (EA) can allow membership of comparable professional institutions in both the UK and the USA without examination. The current program amendment was presented to Engineers Australia for comment during the developmental stages and they were supportive of the proposed changes.

Industry Links

As part of their degree you are expected to complete 12 weeks of vacation work under the supervision of a professional engineer to obtain first hand experience in an engineering practice environment. This experience is undertaken between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4. This experience is a requirement for EA membership. Within selected courses site visits and guest speakers from industry are also scheduled to give the students exposure to current industry practice. The students are also allowed to apply for a position in either the local or international work placement programs. This placement normally takes place in a one-year break at the middle or at the end of the third year of the program. Industry-linked final year projects are also available for thesis projects and may result in the offer of full-time employment, to commence after graduation.

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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:
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

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 students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

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.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd 

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