MC001 - Master of Engineering (Manufacturing)

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Plan: MC001 - Master of Engineering (Manufacturing)
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: Master of Engineering (Manufacturing)
Award abbreviation: MEng(Man)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 3 semesters full time or 6 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030703
CRICOS code: 017512C

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Objectives of the program

The program aims to provide potential manufacturing project leaders, consultants and managers with the knowledge and skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in manufacturing businesses.

The environment of manufacturing companies is undergoing dramatic change as new technology, customer expectations, and global competition combine to force new approaches to the design of factory systems; in particular to break the traditional trade-off between high efficiency (to achieve low cost) and flexibility (e.g. to customize products). As the pace of this change accelerates it brings the need for appropriately trained professionals versed in the new technologies and modes of manufacturing, and able to apply them strategically.

The changes in manufacturing are impacting all levels from the factory floor to the boardroom; from computer-integrated machine systems to the need for a 'whole-enterprise' approach to information system architectures; from operator-managed work cells to the need for the manufacturing function to contribute proactively to the development of the firm's manufacturing strategy.

With production machines and processes increasingly under computer/microprocessor control, there is a need for more sophisticated approaches to maintenance management. Whilst a firm's information systems are now routinely computerized, there is a need for whole-enterprise modelling approaches to ensure true integration. Similarly, whilst levels of automated technology will continue to increase, there is growing recognition that decisions to implement new technology must be made consistent with the imperative of supporting the competitive strategy of the business as whole. Advanced technology is not always the answer.

At the completion of the program you will be equipped to pursue a senior position in manufacturing engineering, operations, or consultancy; for example, as:

  • Team Leader implementing new technology and operational strategies
  • Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a manufacturing unit.
  • Consultant providing specialist technical advice to manufacturing industry.
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Articulation and pathways

Students with Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificate 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

Local students

Entry into the Master of Engineering normally requires a relevant undergraduate degree. Students may exit the program with a Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing after successful completion of relevant courses.

International students

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


Applicants should have a recognised bachelor degree in manufacturing and mechanical engineering.  An equivalent combination of employment experience and academic qualification will also be necessary.


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External accreditation and industry links

The program is not subject to external accreditation. The Program Advisory Committee reviews the program twice a year. The course Manufacturing Capstone Project which is undertaken in the final semester of the Master degree provides opportunities for Work Integrated Learning through industry-based project. 

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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.

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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
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Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

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