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Mechanical Engineering (Honours), B.Eng.

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University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
Mechanical engineering involves the planning, design and development of machinery, solving problems and improving the machines used in everyday life. In the first two years of your Mechanical Engineering (Honours) program at RMIT University, you will learn the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and engineering professional practice.
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  • In-demand knowledge and skills

Mechanical engineers perform critical roles in areas as diverse as transport, power generation, mining, material processing, manufacturing and air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.

This Mechanical Engineering (Honours) program at RMIT University, gives you the skills needed to practise as a mechanical engineer across a range of industries in Australia and around the world.

  • Industry-relevant experience

You will have a number of opportunities for industry interaction during your studies including work placements and industry-based projects.

Our teachers are experienced practitioners and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure our mechanical engineering degree meets the needs of the workplace.

  • A globally accredited qualification

As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord. These include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.


As a mechanical engineer your creativity and technical skills will be in high demand across many industries managing and maintaining existing technologies and developing new ones.

There are many job opportunities for mechanical engineers. Examples include:

  • the design, manufacture and testing of motor vehicles
  • the design, specification and installation of large air conditioning systems
  • the design of materials handling systems in the packaging and mining industries
  • power generation and renewable power sources
  • construction and maintenance in the petrochemical industry
  • the design of trains and trams
  • computerised control in the pharmaceutical industry
  • the aeronautical industry
  • the implementation of new manufacturing methods in the electronics industry
  • the development of engineering computer software
  • research and development in industry and other technical institutions
  • technical sales in the marketing divisions of engineering companies
  • engineering management in large and small organisations, both in Australia and overseas.

Mechanical engineers are problem solvers with abilities that also make them suitable for many jobs outside the engineering discipline requiring skills in numeracy, creativity and analytical thinking.


The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Mechanics and Materials
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Further Engineering Mathematics 
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics of Mechanical Systems

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 079773B

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37440 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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