BP066 - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

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Plan: BP066 - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
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 (Mechanical Engineering)
Award abbreviation: BEng(MechEng)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: Onshore, City and Bundoora Campuses
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 001539A

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Objectives of the program

The overall objective of this program is to provide you with the skills to become an employable and effective mechanical engineer 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 been prepared to practice as an effective, high-level engineer. You will have demonstrated the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences which underpin engineering. You will have demonstrated sound skills and appropriate understanding of disciplines relevant to mechanical engineering and its practice. You will have demonstrated suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline, and professional skills relevant to working with others.

In addition to this, you will have demonstrated the ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and to the wider community [in general].  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.

The Mechanical 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 Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering programs offered through the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing 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 mechanical elective courses are offered in various streams of expertise. The academic staff members who teach the course are highly-regarded  mechanical engineering practitioners and, based on the specialist knowledge they offer, the program is designed to provide you with a number of opportunities for industrial interaction.

In summary, the program focuses on the development of your knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a way that is structured to address the objectives of the program.

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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.

If you are applying for the BP066, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and you are a graduate of the AD002P10 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) you will be able to apply for credit for courses you have already completed.  The table below provides you with information about the articulation agreement between these two programs.

You will be guaranteed entry into the:BP066, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
provided you have a GPA of:
  • If you have commenced the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Design and Development) AD002 up to 2011, you will be given guaranteed entry and 192 credit points of course credits.
  • If you have commenced the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) AD002 from 2012 onwards, you will be expected to gain a GPA >2 in order to qualify for guaranteed entry and 192 credit points of course credits.
You will get credit for:
  • 16 Courses, 192 credit points, equivalent to two year
The Courses for which you will get credit are:
  • AERO2248, Engineering, Society and Sustainability
  • MATH2117, Engineering Mathematics C
  • MIET2093, Engineering Design 1
  • MIET2097, Engineering Mechanics
  • AERO2247, Solid Mechanics and Materials 1
  • MATH2118, Further Engineering Mathematics C
  • MANU2095, Manufacturing Systems (provided this course was taken as the student elective within the Associate degree*)
  • MIET2095, Thermo-Fluid Mechanics
  • MATH2124, Mathematics and Statistics for Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • MIET2370, Mechatronics Principles
  • MIET2115, Solid Mechanics and Materials 2
  • MIET2134, Mechanics of Machines 1
  • MIET2135, Thermo-Fluid Mechanics 2
  • 3 Student Electives
* To be awarded the advanced standing of 192 credit points you will need to have completed the Mechanical stream in the second year of the Associate Degree AD002. This includes completion as your student elective “Manufacturing Systems” (MANU2095).

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/gradingbasis/gpa .

Students with Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas from a different discipline or other qualifications from any institution, either local or international, will be assessed 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.

Middle-band: A study score of at least 25 in specialist mathematics = an aggregate 1 point higher. A study score of at least 25 in chemistry or physics = a maximum aggregate 1 point higher.


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

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Corporate membership may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.

The Washington Accord is an agreement amongst engineering professional bodies of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK and US. Based on the Accord, the qualifications of graduates of RMIT Engineering programs that are fully accredited by Engineers Australia are also recognised by the other countries as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has a Program Advisory Committee for the Mechanical and Automotive programs, which is an important link to industry. Membership includes senior engineers from a number of major national companies and government and non-government organisations.  The committee provides comments and advice on the contents of these 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

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 

As well as standard word processing and data anlaysis software, the School 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/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.

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