BP068 - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) / Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BP068ENGDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
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)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BEng(MechEng)
Total credit points: 528
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full time
Location: Onshore, City and Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 028260E

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Objectives of the program

This double degree program has been specifically designed to meet the current and future needs of the mechanical engineering industry. Many of the key roles in mechanical engineering organisations are held by engineering managers. After initially working as mechanical engineers, they move to positions where they are primarily concerned with management. They are involved with supervising and developing staff, planning, achieving organisational objectives and maintaining a positive and motivated workforce and environment. These activities are common to all engineering activities in the public or private sector.

The objectives of the program are to prepare you for a career of leadership in industry that depends on mechanically-based technology. 

The program consists of core mechanical engineering and management courses, and elective courses from the two disciplines. The electives on offer enable you to develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you.

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

The overall objective of the program is for its graduates to be employable and effective mechanical engineers in a national and international context. It is designed to prepare them 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.

Graduates of this program have been prepared to practice as effective engineers at a high level. They will have demonstrated the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences underpinning engineering.  They will have demonstrated sound skills and appropriate understanding of disciplines relevant to mechanical engineering and its practice.  They will have demonstrated suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline, and professional skills relevant to working with others. 

They will have demonstrated ability to communicate their ideas in a way appropriate to their profession and also in a general way appropriate to communication with the wider community.  They will also have demonstrated that they can learn in a self-directed way that would support professional extension in their working lives, and adaptation 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 Engineering program offered by the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  In these years the students of the programs are exposed to fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice.  In the later years of the program, specialist mechanical elective courses are offered in various streams associated with the wide variety of staff interest and expertise. The academic staff members teaching the course are mechanical engineering practitioners and together with the specialist knowledge they offer, the program is designed to provide its students with a number of opportunities for industrial interaction.

In summary the program focuses on the development of student knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a structured way that together addresses the program objectives.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

Contemporary managers deal with a range of complex issues. They are expected to make business decisions against a backdrop of changing economic and social events, while relating global changes in markets and business activities to local needs. Managers are increasingly expected to exercise strong ethical judgements, and be dedicated to a process of continuous learning about their work. Managers are also expected to work well with those around them in a variety of organisational structures from lose teams to highly formalised decision processes. Flexibility and the ability to work with others are critical capabilities. They are concerned with planning what the organisation will do, organising its activities, managing and developing staff, and co-ordinating a range of activities through the effective processing of information.

The Bachelor of Business: Management or BBus (Mgt) program is focused on developing a range of business capabilities which will assist you in relating your own skills and abilities to the needs of business and organisations. It is designed to appeal to you if you wish to gain a general management degree with the option of specialising in certain key areas of management.

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Articulation and pathways

Students with related qualifications may 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.

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

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical engineering)

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 the program.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

There is no external accreditation for this program

The School of Management has a Program Advisory Committee, which is the main link to industry. Membership includes senior executives from a number of major national companies.  The committee provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs. Each of them is also informed about and interested in the recruitment of graduates in their own organizations.

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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 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

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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As well as standard word processing and data anlaysis software, the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 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. 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.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

As part of your Business program you will develop your capacity to identify, access, evaluate, organise and communicate information. This includes using a wide variety of information resources, such as books, articles from journals and magazines, company reports and financial data, industry research and analysis, legal sources and websites. Many of the Library’s information sources are now online, including databases, e books and e journals. You can access these anytime, from anywhere, via the Library website at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library using your RMIT student (NDS) login.

The Library provides information guides to help you get started on researching areas such as Accounting, Law, Companies and Industries. You can access these at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/infoguides/business and http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/guides They include links to the most relevant information sources for each area.

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