Course Description

Combine the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and industrial design, to give you a head-start in industry.

In the sustainable systems engineering component of this program, you’ll learn holistic approaches to the design of sustainable technologies and engineering systems for global development. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise in energy and transport and logistics. You’ll also learn to protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

Industrial design offers technical, theoretical, and applied design opportunities. A focus of your studies in this area is on developing innovative, original and ethical designers.

You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

Your final-year project will combine and develop the skills and knowledge defined by Engineers Australia - the experience you need to commence your professional engineering career. The project will provide an opportunity to integrate engineering and industrial design capabilities.

In addition, design studios through preceding years of the program provide research and design project experiences where real-world projects are undertaken within industry and community organisations on issues of significance.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $32,830 total course cost
International Students: $40,128 per year full-time


5 years full time, 10 years part 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: 079789E
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH100

Entry Requirements

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

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

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