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What will I learn?

Develop advanced research skills and further the growth of mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:

mechanical engineering:

aerodynamics
alternative energy technologies (e.g. solar cells)
applied heat and mass transfer
conservation and renewable energy (CARE)
combustion and fuels
computational engineering (including CAD, FEA, CFD)
dynamics and control and noise vibration harshness engine and supercharger technologies
industrial and vehicle
sports engineering
vehicle design and crashworthiness
virtual engineering and design.

manufacturing engineering:

additive manufacturing
computer-integrated manufacturing
design for manufacturing
forming and machining technology
high-speed automation
operations
polymeric and composite product development
quality management in manufacturing
robotics, laser technology.

Use your advanced engineering skills to contribute to our applied industry focused mechanical and manufacturing research projects.

RMIT’s experienced engineering researchers have achieved significant successes across application areas and industry sectors.

Through collaboration with our own institutes and centres we produce creative solutions to existing and emerging industry-applicable engineering problems.

RMIT research is supported by excellent facilities and infrastructure, including:

Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
Green Engines Research Laboratory
industrial research wind tunnels
composites and advanced materials testing laboratories
computer laboratories with relevant and updated software

Career

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

079834E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,480.00 (19,52,891) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 November 2021

Venue

Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,

BUNDOORA,

Victoria,

3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,480.00 (19,52,891) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 November 2021

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries