BH126 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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Plan: BH126 - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 039999
CRICOS code: 0100714

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Purpose of the Program

The purpose of this program is to provide you with a foundational first year designed to expose you to the fundamentals of engineering science, engineering mathematics, engineering design and engineering professional practice. You will gain a breadth of engineering skills and knowledge and, through a selection of optional courses, experience a range of engineering specialisations.

Upon the successful completion of this first year, you will make an informed decision about which specialised engineering degree you will transition into for the completion of your studies. You will be provided with recommended study pathways to help ensure completion of your degree in a further 3 years (i.e. four years in total, including this foundational year). Deviations from this advice may impact your time to completion, as may other factors.

This program will deliver learning experiences that provide you, as a graduate of an RMIT engineering program, with the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in engineering in one of the following branches:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Computer and network engineering
  • Electrical, electronic and telecommunications engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Sustainable systems engineering

On graduation from an RMIT engineering program, you will be ready to take up employment in engineering and related industries. The related industries include resources, defence and primary industries.

This program requires in-person attendance, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of the online learning management system and provides scope for collaboration and remote access. While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways


There are no formal articulation agreements with Vocational Education programs for this program.


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of this year-long program, you will be required to move into one of the specialised engineering degrees listed below:

From 2023, if you commence this program and meet the entry requirements you will transfer to one of the following program plans from 2024:

  • BH068P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics)(Honours)
  • BH069P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)(Honours)
  • BH070P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)(Honours)
  • BH073P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering)(Honours)
  • BH075P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(Honours)
  • BH077P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)
  • BH078P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)(Honours)
  • BH079P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)(Honours)
  • BH080P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)(Honours)

If you commenced the BH126 program prior to 2023 and have not yet transferred to your specialised program, please contact your program manager for advice.

As a successful graduate of an honours-level engineering program, you may (upon application) be eligible to proceed to a coursework Masters degree in an engineering or related field. With advanced standing you can receive exemptions which will allow you to complete the Masters in one year (based on a full time study load) instead of two.

Other pathway options include a research degree, such as a Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  Acceptance into these programs is subject to each programs' entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

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: student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of: Maths: General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or equivalent studies, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

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

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) provides entry to a suite of specialised engineering programs accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of any of the programs in this suite are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

The suite of accredited programs are:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)(Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering)(Honours)

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 these programs are internationally recognised and graduates can practice as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

The School of Engineering has an Industry Advisory Committee for each of the Engineering programs which is an important link to industry. Membership includes senior engineers from a number of major national companies and government and non-government organisations. The Committees provide feedback and advice on the contents of these programs. The School also has extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects and consulting services. In a number of cases, industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment.

You may be able to undertake an industry-sponsored design project in your final year (as part of Engineering Capstone Project Part A and Part B).

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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.

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.

The School of Engineering has many laboratories, with specialised equipment, supporting the relevant teaching and learning activities. We also ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University 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.

Student Connect

RMIT's dedicated student support team is available to assist with a variety of enquiries, ranging from enrolment to finance to wellbeing and more. Student Connect can assist you in accessing services offered by RMIT you may find helpful throughout your studies. Further information on contacting Student Connect can be found at:

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