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Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) / Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)




What will I learn?

Get a head start in sustainable systems and industrial design in this degree. You'll learn holistic approaches to the design of sustainable technologies and engineering systems for global development in the sustainable systems engineering component of this degree. You'll also learn to protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

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 degree provide research and design project experiences where real-world projects are undertaken within industry and community organisations on issues of significance.


Graduates of this course will be ideally placed to find work in the areas of energy, transport, logistics, sustainable product design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport systems and vehicles, manufacturing, and logistics.

Which department am I in?

STEM College



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,640.00 (US$ 31,325) per year

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

Start date

17 July 2023


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum average of 70%

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.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Nilai University
  • Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT is among the world’s top 1 percent of universities and ranks 1st for graduate employment rate in Australia (QS 2022).

  • Based in the heart of Melbourne City
  • Houses some of the world’s best facilities
  • Among the world’s top 200 universities
  • Specialises in industry-based and practical learning

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