MC230 - Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering)

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Plan: MC230 - Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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 (International Automotive Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(IntlAutoEng)
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: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030501
CRICOS code: 079935M

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Purpose of the Program

This program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the engineering disciplines that constitute the life cycle of the product automobile.  It will expose you to state-of-the-art infrastructure and different work ethics, by providing you with the opportunity to carry out work experience or research projects at multi-national automotive companies worldwide.  The program is international in character; it aims to provide you with advanced technical and generic capabilities which will enhance your chances of employment in the global automotive industry sector.

There are two distinct and interrelated specialist automotive areas of activity in the global automotive industry sector. 

  1. Automotive Design and Development includes developed automotive industries that are knowledge intensive and with high value added products and services (e.g., Australia, Germany, USA, Japan).  
  2. Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes include emerging automotive industries where the focus is process intensive, relies on economies of scale and the pursuit of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies (e.g., China, India, Thailand).  

In catering for local and international students this program offers the flexibility for specialisation in either sector. It will instil in you the specialised automotive engineering skills that are currently in short supply, but are increasingly in high demand by the automotive industry.  

The objective of this program is to educate you as a leading professional automotive engineer who is able to: 

  • Analyse complex automotive systems and develop new systems to ensure enhanced vehicle operations
  • Find innovative solutions from an array of possibilities through systematic problem solving and system design methodologies
  • Analyse the automotive product from cradle to grave and adapt automotive design and manufacturing systems to deliver value for all stakeholders
  • Conceive novel designs for challenging problems and opportunities
  • Communicate with a wide range of key stakeholders in professional and effective manner
  • Lead, build and work with teams with trust and respect

The program requires in-person attendance, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of Blackboard, 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

    If you have completed a Bachelor of Engineering program in Automotive Engineering, at AQF level 8 or equivalent, you may be eligible to receive up to 96 credit points of advanced standing into the program.

    If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit.

    If you have completed MC230 MEng (International Automotive Engineering) 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 admissions officer.

    Dual Award

    The Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) program has a dual masters agreement with the FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany and THI - Technical University Ingolstadt.

    Five students per year have the opportunity to take part in each of the dual masters programs, and would qualify to receive a master's degrees from both RMIT and the partner institution.

    Eligibility and selection criteria for admission into the dual award apply as follows:  

    • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the single award program MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering)
    • Selection: Academic merit (based on cumulative GPA)

    Students who are interested in a dual master program will be invited to submit an expression of interest to the MC230 Program Manager by week 10 of their first semester of study at RMIT (May or October).

    Formal application to the School will be due during your second semester (May or October), with the deadline for this to be communicated to you by the School.

    Further support for this exchange will be available through RMIT's Global Mobility website.

    International students who wish to transfer into the dual award must be aware of the impact on their student visa and post study work rights and should consider the following: 

    • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) will be cancelled while studying in Germany. This may affect your Australian student visa. 
    • During the second year of studies, whilst in Germany, students will be required to pay fees to RMIT in accordance with the RMIT fee schedules and deadlines. 

    Information on student visas and post study work rights is available via the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


    FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen

    Students that commence their studies at RMIT in MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and wish to complete their studies at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the RMIT program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the FH Aachen matched courses that are provided in credit, and the FH Aachen courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and FH Aachen Master of Science (International Automotive Engineering).

    RMIT CoursesFH Aachen Matched CoursesFH Aachen Courses to Complete

    AUTO1927 Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

    AUTO1031 Vehicle Noise Vibration Harshness

    AUTO1032 Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

    AUTO1033 Computational Engineering for Automobile Applications

    AUTO1025 Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes

    AUTO1026 Advanced CAE for Automotive Applications

    AUTO1028 Automotive Materials

    AUTO1029 Automotive Systems and Control

    61902 Advanced CAD Methods

    61901 Advanced Control Technology

    61935 Environmental Effects of Vehicle Powertrain

    62902 Advanced Finite Element Methods

    62905 Advanced Measurement and Control Systems

    61921 Vehicle Acoustics

    61934 Design of Electronic Powertrain Management Systems

    61932 Vehicle Engineering - FEM-Simulation & Application

    62921 Global Automotive Homologation and Mass Production Release

    62912 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics

    62932 Powertrain Calibration - Engine

    6294x General Competencies module

    63991 Automotive Research Project

    69000 Master Thesis

    69001 Colloquium

     

    Students that commence their studies at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen in the Master of Science (International Automotive Engineering) and wish to complete their studies at RMIT need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the FH Aachen Master program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the RMIT matched courses that are provided in credit, and the RMIT courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and FH Aachen Master of Science (International Automotive Engineering). Students from FH Aachen are only able to commence studies at RMIT from July each year (mid-year intake, semester 2).

    FH Aachen CoursesRMIT Matched CoursesRMIT Courses to Complete

    61902 Advanced CAD Methods

    61901 Advanced Control Technology

    61935 Environmental Effects of Vehicle Powertrain

    62902 Advanced Finite Element Methods

    62905 Advanced Measurement and Control Systems

    61921 Vehicle Acoustics

    61934 Design of Electronic Powertrain Management Systems

    61932 Vehicle Engineering - FEM-Simulation & Application

    62921 Global Automotive Homologation and Mass Production Release

    62912 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics

    62932 Powertrain Calibration - Engine

    6294x General Competencies module

    AUTO1025 Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes

    AUTO1026 Advanced CAE for Automotive Applications

    AUTO1029 Automotive Systems and Control

    AUTO1031 Vehicle Noise Vibration Harshness

    AUTO1032 Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

    AUTO1033 Computational Engineering for Automobile Applications

    Elective Course 1

    Elective Course 2

    AUTO1024 Management of Automotive Design and Development

    AUTO1028 Automotive Materials

    AUTO1927 Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

    OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

    OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1

    OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2

     

    THI - Technical University Ingolstadt

    Students that commence their studies at RMIT in MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and wish to complete their studies at TH Ingolstadt need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the RMIT program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the TH Ingolstadt matched courses that are provided in credit, and the TH Ingolstadt courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and TH Ingolstadt Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering).

    RMIT CoursesTH Ingolstadt Matched CoursesTH Ingolstadt Courses to Complete

    AUTO1024 Management of Automotive Design and Development

    AUTO1025 Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes

    AUTO1028 Automotive Materials

    AUTO1033 Computational Engineering for Automobile Applications

    AUTO1031 Vehicle Noise Vibration Harshness

    AUTO1032 Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

    AUTO1026 Advanced CAE for Automotive Applications

    AUTO1029 Automotive Systems and Control

    IAE_MMS-1 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation

    IAE_ACE – 7.1 Automotive Control Engineering

    IAE_PT-3 Power-Train

    IAE_CAX-2 CAx Techniques in Automotive Engineering

    Elective  Course 1

    Elective Course 2

    IAE _VDS-4 Vehicle Dynamics

    IAE_PDES-7.2 Power Supply and Energy Distribution

    IAE_AE-5 Automotive Electronics

    IAE _PRJ-6 Project

    IAE_ACS-7.3 Automotive Communication Systems

    IAE _DM-7.4 Development Methodologies for Automotive Systems

    IAE_TH-9 Master-Thesis

     

    Students that commence their studies at THI - Technical University Ingolstadt in the Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and wish to complete their studies at RMIT need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the TH Ingolstadt Master program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the RMIT matched courses that are provided in credit, and the RMIT courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC230 Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) and TH Ingolstadt Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering).

    TH Ingolstadt CoursesRMIT Matched CoursesRMIT Courses to Complete

    IAE_MMS-1 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation

    IAE _VDS-4 Vehicle Dynamics

    IAE_AE-5 Automotive Electronics

    IAE_ACE – 7.1 Automotive Control Engineering

    IAE_PDES-7.2 Power Supply and Energy Distribution

    IAE_CAX-2 CAx Techniques in Automotive Engineering

    IAE_PT-3 Power-Train

    IAE _PRJ-6 Project

    IAE_ACS-7.3 Automotive Communication Systems

    IAE _DM-7.4 Development Methodologies for Automotive Systems

    Elective 1

    Elective 2

    AUTO1033 Computational Engineering for Automobile Applications

    AUTO1026 Advanced CAE for Automotive Applications

    AUTO1927 Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

    AUTO1029 Automotive Systems and Control

    AUTO1032 Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

    OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

    Elective Course 1

    Elective Course 2

    AUTO1024 Management of Automotive Design and Development

    AUTO1031 Vehicle Noise Vibration Harshness

    OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1

    AUTO1025 Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes

    AUTO1028 Automotive Matertials

    OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2

     

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    Entrance requirements

    Program Entry Requirements

    An Australian Bachelor degree (Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering), or equivalent, in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive engineering, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.5 out of 4.0; or

    An Australian Master of Engineering or PhD, or equivalent, in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive engineering.

    Applicants with a GPA less than 2.5 out of 4.0 may be considered on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to at least two years' relevant work experience in industry.

    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

    Engineers Australia

    Engineers Australia (EA) is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord of which Australia is a signatory of the international agreement, recognition of professional engineer’s status is offered by countries including USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and others. 

    Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of engineering programs that leads to the professional engineer’s qualification. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international benchmarks. For further information visit: www.washingtonaccord.org.

    This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. However, accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

    Industry Links

    The Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) program was initially developed after a two-year world-wide consultation with a range of automotive companies and educational institutions. During this period we have obtained strong support from both industry and government organisations for this development. 

    The proposed program was supported by the automotive industry including companies such as Ford Motor Company Australia, and Air International (Futuris). The University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, Germany, supported strongly the proposed program and provided support for collaboration with both VW and Audi. 

    The program was also supported by both Australian Commonwealth and Victorian governments.  It was also supported by the Automotive Industry Strategic Action Group (AISAG), VCAMM. 

     

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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
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    • career development and employment
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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

    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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