MC229 - Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy)

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Plan: MC229 - Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy)
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 (Sustainable Energy)
Award abbreviation: MEng(SustEn)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) full time. 4 years (8 semesters) part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030701
CRICOS code: 079934A

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Purpose of the Program

The main objective of this program is 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.

In line with following this objective, the program has been designed to enable you to: 

  • apply your specialist knowledge, understanding and skills obtained in this program to analyse complex sustainable energy systems and technologies.
  • find innovative solutions from an array of possibilities through a systematic problem solving approach taking into account the economic, sociopolitical, policy and environmental context affecting sustainable energy solutions. 
  • prepare business cases for sustainable energy projects to deliver value for all stakeholders. 
  • conceive novel sustainable energy system designs for challenging problems. 
  • communicate with a wide range of key stakeholders in a professional and effective manner. 
  • lead, build and work with teams with trust and respect. 
  • conduct research investigations on a wide range of sustainable energy technologies and solutions

The program requires in-person attendance in the City Campus, 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 in the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or the alternative of completing the two 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.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon completion of the first year of the program (96 credit points), including core courses, you will be eligible to exit the program with the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy. 

Upon successful completion of the Master of Engineering you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in Postgraduate Research Programs.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in engineering or science with exposure to physics and/or chemistry of energy (e.g. thermo-fluid science) disciplines with a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent. Some examples of relevant disciplines are mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, chemical, electrical and power, or electronics engineering, industrial, civil, environmental, telecommunication, computer and IT; or science in physics or chemistry; or

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0) or equivalent, with relevant work experience or professional practice in the field of energy.

International qualifications are assessed for equivalence with the above Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications.

English Language Requirements

International applicants: 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 (Sustainable Energy) is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Sustainable Energy) may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

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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. 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 University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

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
  • 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. 

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