Course Description

Gain the skills to design and work with the fast moving technologies of the automotive industry.

This program is built on core studies in mechanical engineering, with a specialisation in automotive engineering to develop economical and sustainable automotive designs, or solve automotive engineering problems.

You'll study vehicle power systems, sustainable vehicle design and automotive manufacturing and vehicle handling and control, vehicle aerodynamics, and vehicle noise and vibration.

The program incorporates complete car design with a focus on new technologies that benefit society such as driverless cars, full-electric, hybrid power trains and fuel cells. It takes a global view and is increasingly environmental in outlook.

The emphasis will be on hands-on learning, with your work largely laboratory-based, where you'll conduct experiments and design your own projects.

With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you'll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.

This program is an outcome of industry and student demand.

Why study automotive engineering at RMIT?

Studying automotive engineering at RMIT offers the following benefits:

  1. Prepare yourself for employment
    With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you'll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.
  2. Hands-on learning experiences
    Your work will be largely laboratory-based, where you'll conduct experiments and design your own projects.
  3. 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.

    Tuition Fees

    Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
    International Students: $36,480 per year full-time

    Duration

    4 years full time,

    Starting dates

    February, July

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 57.6% (national average 48.3%)
    Improved skills: 83.2% (national average 83.1%)
    Overall satisfaction: 77.2% (national average 74.4%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 70.5% (national average 76.8%)
    Studying full time: 22.9% (national average 13.7%)
    Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $63,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    CRICOS Code: 079774A
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH074

    Entry Requirements

    The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

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