MC149 - Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy)

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Plan: MC149 - Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy)
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 (Sustainable Energy)
Award abbreviation: MEng(SustEn)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years (3 semesters) full time. 3 years (6 semesters) part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 053363A

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Objectives of the program

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Provide a pathway for graduate engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and significant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification in the burgeoning specialist area of ‘sustainable energy’.
  • Develop in graduating students the following capabilities:
    • Specialist knowledge and understanding of, and practical skills in designing and working with, renewable-energy and energy-efficiency technologies
    • Familiarity with and understanding of the economic, sociopolitical, policy and environmental context affecting sustainable energy technologies
    • Application of innovative and integrative design and assessment processes to sustainable energy technologies
    • Preparation of business cases for sustainable energy projects

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Articulation and pathways

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy (GD149) and Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy (GC115) may articulate into this master's program after successful completion of these intermediate programs.

Students enrolled in the master's program may take the courses required in any order except that that the Energy Design Project course(s) (MIET2128 or MIET2132 plus MIET2133) must be taken at the end of the student's enrolment period.

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Entrance requirements

Local students & International students

Academic requirement


Applicants coming from non-engineering or non-applied science background with significant work and professional experience may be considered for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Energy. Successful completion of the graduate certificate may qualify this group to proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy, and successful completion of the graduate diploma may qualify them to proceed to the Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy).

Direct entry into this Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) program or Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy normally requires a relevant four-year undergraduate engineering degree, or a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

English language requirement for International students


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

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External accreditation and industry links

No formal external accreditation is required for a postgraduate master of engineering by coursework of this kind. However, to ensure the quality of the program content and delivery, and that it meets the requirements of key external stakeholders, the Program Advisory Committee for the Mechanical and Automotive Discipline within the School of Aerospcae, mechanical and Automotive Engineering, RMIT University, serves as a  reference committee for the program.  This Program Advisory Committee includes appropriate representation from external organisations such as industry and governmental organisations and receives regular reports from the Program Director of the M. Eng. (Sustainable Energy) program.

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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:

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
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  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

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