MC224 - Master of Engineering (Manufacturing)

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Plan: MC224 - Master of Engineering (Manufacturing)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose 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: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 4 semesters full time or 8 semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030101
CRICOS code: 079797E

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Purpose of the Program

The program aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices as potential manufacturing project leaders, consultants and managers 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. The changes in manufacturing are impacting all levels from the factory floor to the boardroom, from computer-integrated machine systems to 'whole-enterprise' system architectures, and from operator-managed work cells to a firm's manufacturing strategy. As the pace of this change accelerates it brings the need for appropriately trained professionals versed in the technologies and modes of manufacturing, and able to manage them strategically.

At the completion of the program you will be equipped to further your career aspirations 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.

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of Canvas, the online learning management system that is available to all students and provides scope for collaboration and remote access.

In this program you will undertake a capstone project with the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or the alternative of taking both of the 24 credit point courses OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2). In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or engineering management application.

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus. While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed MC224 MEng (Manufacturing) you will meet the eligibility criteria to apply for DR216 PhD (Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering). If you require further details on programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook or the relevant program manager or program admissions officer.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Sustainable Systems or Automotive Engineering with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).
Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Master of Engineering (Manufacturing) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Manufacturing) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Industry Links
This program has strong links with industry through its Industry Advisory Committee, and through research and teaching collaborations.  Many of staff teaching within the program are from local industry or have extensive previous industry experience and well-developed contact networks, and many are currently engaged in industry-funded research projects. These attributes, when integrated into teaching and courseware development, ensure that your learning experience is industry-relevant and work-integrated. The Master's Research Project, undertaken in the second year of the program, provides opportunities for Work Integrated Learning through industry-based projects.

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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:

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers and group study rooms are available at each Library. One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service. 

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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

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
  • If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other forms of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
  • 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 on student services here

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