Engineering Degree and Diploma Guide 2016 Be true to you Web Edition Updated 28 October 2015 Cover image: Peter Knight, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours). RMIT engineering is based on innovation and creativity. We are recognised internationally for our expertise and leadership in engineering education and research. Student Profile “RMIT’s reputation for hands-on learning really appealed to me because I wanted the opportunity to connect what I was learning to real engineering problems. Some knowledge you can only obtain from an actual functioning engine. “Through RMIT, I’ve been able to take on exciting opportunities including my internship at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, UK. I’ve also had opportunities to intern in Australia for the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation and QinetiQ. I was able to apply what I had learned at RMIT and extend my skills further. “The work experience support at RMIT is excellent. You know what to expect in the workforce and what direction you might want to take your career in. RMIT has prepared me for the workforce by helping me become more analytical and confident, approaching problems and developing teamwork skills.” Kariza Martin Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Business (Management) Our specialised programs allow you to develop your skills in the areas that interest you most. You will design and create products, systems, structures and services that transform industry and improve lives. You will benefit from our strong industry partnerships with local and global opportunities. 2 Contents 4 Global Reach 4 Researching Global Solutions 5 Industry Connected 5 Urban Sustainability 10 Aerospace Engineering and Aviation 16 Biomedical Engineering 17 Chemical Engineering 20 Civil Engineering 23 Computer Engineering 27 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 36 Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 40 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 46 Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems 48 Surveying and Geospatial Sciences 50 How to Apply 50 Important Dates 51 Fees Explained 3 RMIT researchers are helping lead the way in developing unmanned aerial vehicles, or as most of us call them, drones. Researching Global Solutions Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) student, Michael Butler, in Germany as part of his studies. Global Reach 27Oct15 0 2 Research at RMIT is all about solving global problems; finding solutions that change the world for the better. RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in research: — ranked in the top five Australian universities for excellence in key research disciplines* — awarded more than $15 million in research funding in 2013 — over 200 research collaborations with overseas industry and partners. *Source: Australian Research Council RMIT Fast Facts: — RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City) as well as a centre in Barcelona. — RMIT graduates are employed in more than 100 countries around the world. — RMIT’s programs are offered through partnerships in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany. Make the most of RMIT’s global reach and expand your university experience through: — semester exchanges with over 150 partners in 41 countries — study tours to Europe, Asia and the Americas — study at RMIT Vietnam — internships through the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP). 4 Urban Sustainability Professor Aleksandar Subic is an award winning, internationally renowned leader of innovation in the field of engineering. He has provided RMIT students and graduates unmatched opportunities to learn from and research with industry leaders such as Airbus, Rolls Royce, BMW and Adidas. Industry Connected Strong partnerships with industry leaders and a practical approach are at the heart of RMIT qualifications. — Many RMIT academics work with global companies, enabling the University to develop an enviable range of industry-aligned courses. This means you’ll learn by doing and gain the practical skills to navigate a rapidly changing world before you graduate. — Industry partners include Adidas, BMW, Rolls-Royce, United Nations, NAB, Alcoa, L’Oréal, IBM, Deloitte, KPMG, China Power, Guess, Siemens, Nestlé, Airbus, ANZ, Boeing, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (China) and Arup. — One of a kind in Australia, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers internships and the opportunity to work on projects with leading organisations in Asia, Europe and the US. RMIT is urban in orientation and creativity, shaping sustainable cities of the future. — The New Academic Street (NAS) project is set to transform the City campus: there will be a new 24-hour computer lab, as well as more dedicated areas for study, group work, informal meetings and on-campus socialising. — Dedicated to sustainable urban campus environments and design excellence, RMIT’s continuing $800 million capital investment program saw the completion of the Design Hub and Swanston Academic Building (SAB) in Melbourne, and a striking new academic building at the Ho Chi Minh City campus in 2012. — The Design Hub represents a new era for design innovation and research in Australia. It brings together progressive design academics, industry practitioners and postgraduate researchers within a disciplinary and collaborative urban laboratory – the first of its kind in Australia. — The Swanston Academic Building (SAB) was named one of the ten most spectacular university buildings in the world by CNN. Swanston Academic Building (SAB) – designed by Lyons Architect, led by RMIT alumnus and Adjunct Professor Carey Lyons. The Design Hub – designed by RMIT alumnus Sean Godsell. 5 As an engineer you will design and create innovative products, systems, structures and services that transform industry and improve lives. Associate Degree The two-year Associate Degree in Engineering Technology is your pathway to a future in engineering. At the end of the first year, which covers general principles in engineering, you will choose from one of seven majors: — Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics — Aerospace Engineering — Civil Engineering — Computer and Network Engineering — Electrical and Electronic Engineering — Mechanical Engineering — Sustainable Systems Engineering. Pathways If you complete the associate degree with a GPA of 2.0 or above, you are guaranteed entry into a related bachelor degree with credit for the equivalent of two years of study. Prerequisites — A study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS). — A study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in any other English. Advanced Diplomas Another option is to undertake a two-year advanced diploma program. Advanced diplomas are ideal if you want to specialise in a specific engineering discipline from the very start of your studies. Pathways Upon completion of the advanced diploma, you can apply for entry into a relevant bachelor degree and you may get up to one-and-a-half years’ credit. Prerequisites — Most advanced diplomas in engineering have no formal entry requirements, though Year 12 Mathematical Methods and Physics are encouraged. RMIT’s wide range of specialised professional engineering programs allows you to develop your capabilities in areas that interest you most across every level of study. 6 Pathways Guaranteed entry into the bachelor degree with credit for the equivalent of two years’ study with a GPA of 2.0 or above. Entry into the bachelor degree with credit for up to the equivalent of one-and-a-half years’ study is possible. Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Sustainable Systems major) Sustainable Systems Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics major) Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) Advanced Manufacturing and Mechantronics Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil major) Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Computer and Networking major) OR Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering OR Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering OR Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical Computer and Network Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering OR Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical major) Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Aerospace major) Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical) Aerospace Engineering 7 Michele Moscogiuri Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) I started my career as an automotive mechanic, so mechanical engineering was a solid next step. Practical work is a large part of any engineering degree at RMIT, which is extremely important. There’s value in understanding how something works under ideal conditions but knowing how it actually works in the real world is more valuable to employers. I mentor first year students and I am also a member of the Staff-Student Consultative Committee. Both are extremely rewarding and enable me to give back to RMIT. “ ” 8 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology RMIT Code: AD026......................................FT2 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................60.90 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad026 CITY CAMPUS This program is aimed at students starting out in a career in engineering. It allows you to specialise in one of seven major engineering disciplines. Upon graduating from this program you may be eligible for entry into the relevant bachelor degree program. This associate degree has seven majors: — Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics — Aerospace Engineering — Civil Engineering — Computer and Network Engineering — Electrical and Electronics Engineering — Mechanical Engineering — Sustainable Systems Engineering. In the first year, you will learn fundamental principles of engineering that apply across the different major areas. At the end of your first year you will select the major you will specialise in for your second year. If you have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher, you will be eligible for guaranteed entry into a degree program relevant to your major, with credit for 192 study points (equivalent to two years’ study). What You Will Study Year One You will be introduced to fundamental engineering skills including drafting, use of hand and power tools, machine processes and manufacturing. You will cover materials engineering, which includes metals, composites, plastics and adhesives. You will learn the processes used to construct objects from these materials and the external factors that can change the effectiveness of these materials. You will also develop skills in computer-aided drafting (CAD) using specialised software. At the end of this year, you will choose your engineering major. Year Two You will choose subjects relevant to your engineering major. All majors emphasise professional and personal development, allowing you to build your skills in communication, decision making and team leading. You will undertake an engineering project to design, develop and present a product. The engineering project is carried out in conjunction with industry or simulates a real engineering environment. Industry Connections This program has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which strongly links the program and actual industry developments. The IAC is comprised of staff from local engineering organsations. It provides regular feedback on the program and the changing needs of the aviation industry. Teaching staff within the program have been industry professionals. They have extensive experience and contact networks. Career Aerospace graduates may work in the aerospace industry as aircraft maintenance engineers or aerospace design engineers at paraprofessional level. A civil major will allow you to work in civil and structural fields as a laboratory technician, research assistant, construction supervisor or CAD draftsperson. A major in computer/network engineering will allow you to pursue a career in networking, IP telephony, network design or network support. With a major in electrical and electronics, you can work in electronic design, service engineering or microprocessor programming. If you choose to major in mechanical or advanced manufacturing and mechatronics, you can work in roles including product design, production planning or as an automation specialist. Sustainable systems major graduates will focus on the development of a sustainable system approach. Professional Recognition The following streams are fully accredited by Engineers Australia: — Civil Engineering — Computer and Network Engineering — Electrical and Electronics Engineering — Mechanical Engineering — Aerospace Engineering. Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as an Engineering Associate may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of eight countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Graduates with this qualification are recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. The other streams do not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for these streams as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once they are fully accredited, graduates of the programs will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 20 in any English (except EAL) or at least 25 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points) into the following RMIT programs relevant to your major: — Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours). Please refer to the pathways table on page 7 to see which majors pathway into which degree programs. This program offers a balance of engineering and management- type courses. This program diversifies into one of seven disciplines in second year. What is an Associate Degree? An associate degree is a two-year university qualification that is taught in a vocational setting. Associate degree students graduate with industry-ready skills to enter the workforce and can continue on to further study towards a related bachelor degree. 9 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) RMIT Code: BP070 ......................................FT3 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................78.00 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp070 CITY CAMPUS RMIT Code: BP070 ......................................FT3 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................77.00 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp070 CITY AND POINT COOK CAMPUSES This program will prepare you for employment in a range of operational, management and planning roles in the dynamic and vibrant aviation industry. Aviation is highly competitive and needs well-trained individuals who can work effectively in rapidly changing environments. RMIT has been involved in aerospace and aviation education and training for more than 60 years. RMIT’s suite of programs produces graduates equipped to be effective in a wide range of roles and levels. You will gain a broad awareness of the aviation industry and a range of analytical skills that will give you a comprehensive appreciation of the aviation operating environment. Through this program you will develop breadth and depth of thinking, and the ability to solve problems relevant to the aviation industry. The program contains two specialised streams. The first stream is in aviation operations and management, while the second is in piloting. The program also offers a career development option for people who already hold a Commercial Pilot’s Licence. Commercial pilots can receive up to one year of advanced standing credit. What You Will Study The program contains two specialised streams. The first stream is in aviation operations and management. This stream focuses on developing a breadth of skills and knowledge across the aviation industry. This includes operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, as well as cargo and logistics, ground handling and safety. This stream also includes opportunities for you to select various focuses, tailoring your degree to your preferred area of future employment. The second stream is in piloting. In this stream, you will gain the depth of knowledge and skills required to become a commercial pilot, while gaining the extensive knowledge about the aviation industry. Flight training can be taken in conjunction with RMIT Flight Training at Point Cook, or with any other government approved provider (either at Moorabbin or another aerodrome). Students should note their specific enrolment requirements for full-time study, which may limit them to selecting RMIT Flight Training. Areas of study include: — Technical studies: You will develop an understanding of aircraft and aviation systems. — Professional development courses: project activities develop and integrate discipline-specific skills and generic capabilities that are widely used across the professions. — Industry systems and processes: You will develop knowledge and skills in planning and management. — Planning and management relevant to the aviation industry: these take account of risk, safety, human factors, the industry environment and other key themes. Industry Connections This program has connections to a range of aviation industry organisations. In all years of the program, industry-based professionals deliver lectures that are designed to enhance your understanding of the aviation industry. Many final year projects are supported by aviation industry professionals. Career Graduates may choose to embark on professional careers in the following areas: — airline management — airline operations — airport management — airport operations — airport planning — aviation charter business — aviation consulting — aviation regulation and safety — commercial pilot. Global Opportunities RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements between six and 12 months. There are also opportunities to study overseas through Education Abroad. Entry Requirements Qualified commercial pilots and others with experience in the aviation industry are particularly encouraged to apply. Prerequisites Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Further Information If undertaking the piloting stream, successful applicants are required to undergo a CASA Class 1 Medical Examination by a medical practitioner known as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME). You will also need to attend a mandatory interview at the Point Cook site prior to enrolment. Note: In most cases having minor vision problems, such as those requiring you to wear glasses, will not prevent you getting a licence. The medical examination ensures that there are no conditions that prevent you from operating an aircraft safely. Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Student Profile “I chose to study at RMIT because it is well- known in the areas of engineering and aviation. The degree focuses on the aviation industry as a whole by bringing in many expert lecturers from the field and developing the course to mirror the industry as it changes. “I was fortunate to undertake an internship with Emirates Airline, which changed my way of thinking and gave me the chance to learn from experts in the field. “As a participant of a Korean Air University summer program in South Korea, I had the chance to build my knowledge and make new connections with students in the same field.” Humaid Almaazmi Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) You can specialise in one of two specialised streams. The first specialisation is in aviation operations and management. The second specialised stream is in piloting. 10 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BP284 ......................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................87.65 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp284 CITY CAMPUS In this double degree program you will learn about both the aviation industry and management, providing you with a wide range of employment options. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) component will prepare you for employment in a range of operational management and planning roles in the aviation industry. The Bachelor of Business (Management) component will further enhance your understanding and skills and prepare you to manage contemporary organisations within complex and changing economic and social conditions. What You Will Study You will study core courses and elective courses that will allow you to tailor your double degree to your interest area. Core discipline areas include: — aviation and airport management — aviation strategy — aircraft maintenance — human factors — aviation safety and quality — business courses. Business management studies will focus on business skills, professional specialisations and business experience. Specialisations can include: — management — employment relations — management — accounting and finance — human resource management — marketing. Industry Connections In the final year you will undertake the Capstone Aviation Industry Project (AERO 2431) in which you will receive feedback from industry practitioners. RMIT has expanded Australian and international links with the aviation industry. Key stakeholders participated in the original development of this double degree and play a continuing role to maintain its relevance and strong graduate career opportunities. Career Graduates are prepared for employment in: — airline operations planning and management — airline maintenance management and supervision — airport airside operations — airport landside operations — airport planning and management — aviation safety management. Global Opportunities RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements between six and 12 months. There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. A double degree program will give you a broad range of skills to help you succeed in the industry. Be prepared for employment in a range of roles in the dynamic and vibrant aviation industry. RMIT has expanding Australian and international links with the aviation industry. Aerospace Engineering and Aviation 11 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH078 ....................................FT4* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................90.10 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh078 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* Aerospace engineering is an exciting profession focusing on the analysis, design and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software systems. The term aerospace includes atmospheric and space flight. As with all fields of engineering, aerospace engineering is complex and demanding, requiring talented, creative and highly motivated people. This highly analytical field of engineering requires you to have well-developed skills in mathematics and physical sciences, as well as excellent communication skills. Australia’s aerospace industry is international and export-oriented. There’s a firm emphasis on value-added design and manufacture activities that are internationally competitive. These make effective use of the excellent standard of aerospace education at RMIT. You will graduate with the analytical, technological and managerial skills required to practise aerospace engineering. You will also learn to appreciate the wider social implications of the engineering profession. * Years one and two are conducted at the City campus and years three and four at the Bundoora campus. What You Will Study The program is composed of core engineering discipline areas (for essential learning) and elective studies. You can tailor your program to suit your developing area of interest and as a way to enhance career opportunities. The core areas include engineering design, engineering practice, engineering professional development and engineering sciences courses. Sustainability issues are built into multiple areas of the program. There is increasing demand for long-term solutions in this area. The aerospace discipline consists of aerodynamics, aerospace materials and structures, aerospace systems, design, dynamics and control, mathematics, professional skill development, structural analysis, thermodynamics, aerospace propulsion and engineering project management. Specific aerospace focus commences in the first semester of the program. You will be provided with multiple opportunities for experimental learning across the program, including a design, build, fly challenge for micro-aerial vehicles, an Engineers Without Borders challenge and other hands-on activities. Global Opportunities RMIT has an international exchange program agreement with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China (NUAA). Second year students are selected to attend NUAA from early September to the middle of January. You will gain credit points for your studies, which will include elementary Chinese, aerodynamics, design of aircraft and structural design and optimisation. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career The most likely destinations for graduates are: — design and manufacturing companies including Boeing Australia, Airbus, BAE Systems Australia and Australian Aerospace — defence forces: Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force — Defence Science and Technology Organisation and Defence Materiel Organisation — Australian and international airlines — airworthiness organisations: Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Department of Defence — general aviation. Aerospace engineers also gain skills in various fields of advanced technology that are in high demand in non-aerospace organisations, including the automotive industry, power generation industry, software support companies, and research organisations. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Aerospace major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical) may also be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years. Working in teams you will gain valuable experience to ensure you are job ready. Learn from leaders in the industry. Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Aerospace Engineering major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. Aerospace Engineering and Aviation 12 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH082 ....................................FT5* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................93.30 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh082 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This program combines aerospace engineering with business skills, so you will be prepared for leadership roles in an exciting global industry. Aerospace engineering is concerned with the analysis, design and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software systems. The term aerospace encompasses both atmospheric and space flight. The industry is complex and demanding, and requires talented, creative and motivated people. To succeed in this program, you will need well- developed skills in mathematics and physical sciences, as well as good communication skills. Management is concerned with organisational planning, coordination and resource direction. Managers draw on technical skills ranging from accounting to organisational behaviour, and are reliant on their analytical and leadership skills. Why Double Up? Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system – one often associated with large engineering projects. * Years one, two and three are conducted at the City campus and years four and five are shared between the City and Bundoora campuses. The management component is studied at the City campus for all five years. What You Will Study The double degree is composed of core courses that cover material essential for all students in the program, and elective courses through which you may tailor your degree. Core discipline areas include: — engineering design — engineering practice — engineering professional development — engineering sciences — business courses. These studies are contained within the aerospace disciplines of: — aerodynamics — aerospace materials and structures — aerospace propulsion — aerospace systems — design — dynamics and control — engineering project management — mathematics — professional skill development — structural analysis — thermodynamics. The specific focus on aerospace commences in the first semester. As there is increasing demand across the industry for long-term solutions regarding sustainability, this topic is built in to multiple areas of the program. You will be provided with multiple opportunities for experimental learning across the program. These learning opportunities including a design, build, fly challenge for micro-aerial vehicles, an Engineers Without Borders challenge, and other hands-on activities. Through the business management studies, you will investigate management skills, business skills, professional specialisations and business experience. Specialisations may include accounting, economics and finance, entrepreneurship, human resource management, information systems, international business, logistics and supply chain management and marketing. Industry Connections In the final year of study you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will have the opportunity to work with industry leaders to use the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third or fourth years of the degree. Career The most likely destinations for graduates are: — design and manufacturing companies including Boeing Australia, Airbus, BAE Systems Australia and Aerostructures and Australian Aerospace — defence forces: Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force — Defence Science and Technology Organisation and Defence Materiel Organisation — Australian and international airlines — airworthiness organisations: Civil Aviation Safety Authorityand Department of Defence — general aviation. Aerospace engineers also gain skills in various fields of advanced technology that are in high demand in non-aerospace organisations, including the automotive industry, power generation industry, software support companies, and research organisations. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Opportunities RMIT has an international exchange program agreement with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China (NUAA). Second year students are selected to attend NUAA from early September to the middle of January. You will gain credit points for your studies, which will include covering subjects including elementary Chinese, aerodynamics, design of aircraft and structural design and optimisation. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Student Profile “I chose to study at RMIT as I had heard about the friendly and relaxed culture from current and previous students. “As a female in a heavily male dominated industry, my confidence has developed during my studies. Teamwork is important, particularly in group projects, and I have improved my ability to lead teams as well as communicate effectively. “Outside of my studies, I’m part of the RMIT Electric Racing team, which allows me to develop my skills in aerodynamics and learn to apply these skills in an application such as a racing car.” Hyacinth Jimenez Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management) Aerospace Engineering and Aviation 13 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)* RMIT Code: AD023......................................FT2 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................50.10 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ad023 POINT COOK SITE This associate degree provides accredited training to people looking to develop the skills and experience necessary to become a professional pilot. You will be trained to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards to gain the skills required for a Commercial Pilots Licence. As well as the Commercial Pilot’s Licence, you will also develop the necessary skills to apply for the Recreational Pilot Licence, the Air Transport Pilot Licence and the Private Pilot’s Licence. This program also offers electives that allow you to obtain either your Command Instrument Rating or Flight Instructor Rating. Flight training takes place at the RAAF Williams Base in Point Cook, which provides a range of airspace terrain and environments to maximise variety in your navigational experience. RMIT flight training has been training pilots since 1994 and has successfully trained over 1000 pilots. Graduates will be well-situated for employment given the continuing shortage of pilots in Australia. * Please note that the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) is only offered as a full-fee paying program. What You Will Study You will be trained in the following aircraft: — Cessna 172S — Cessna 182T — Decathlon 8KCAB — PA-44 Piper Seminole (multi-engine). Flight instruction includes unlimited pre-flight and post-flight briefing time, Private Pilot Licence theory, Commercial Pilot Licence theory, Air Transport Pilot Licence theory, and Instrument Rating theory. The total syllabus features at least 160 hours of flying, exceeding the minimum CASA requirement of 150 hours. Industry Connections This program has been endorsed by a range of aviation industry experts consisting of senior pilots/ operations personnel from Australia’s major airlines and aerospace organisations. You can undertake industry-supported project work within the aviation industry while studying the theory modules. Career If you successfully complete the program you will be eligible to apply for a CASA Commercial Pilots Licence plus either Command Instrument Rating (multi-engine) or Flight Instructor Rating (single engine). Additional ratings or endorsements may be necessary for initial employment. Graduate employment may include: — charter — outback station flying — sightseeing flights — seasonal fire spotting — seasonal beach patrols — instructing (with an Instructor Rating). With further experience (typically more than 200 to 300 flight hours) you may find work in multi-engine charter operations flying high-performance aircraft, regional airlines or high-performance general aviation operations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service or Border Protection Command services. Once you’ve accrued more than 1500 hours of flight time you may be eligible for employment as a first officer in major airlines. With further experience and managerial qualifications you will be able to seek positions within major airlines as a: — chief pilot — fleet manager — flight operations manager — flight operations inspector. Professional Recognition This program meets all CASA requirements. All flying activities are conducted under RMIT University’s CASA-approved Air Operator Certificate (AOC). Entry Requirements Prerequisites Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Further Information If undertaking the piloting stream, successful applicants are required to undergo a CASA Class 1 Medical Examination by a medical practitioner known as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME). You will also need to attend a mandatory interview at the Point Cook site prior to enrolment. Note: In most cases having minor vision problems, such as those requiring you to wear glasses, will not prevent you getting a licence. The medical examination ensures that there are no conditions that prevent you from operating an aircraft safely. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) may be eligible to apply for exemptions from the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation). Student Profile “I found that RMIT had the best program structure, an excellent reputation among pilots, and could get me to where I wanted within two years. “RMIT offers the flexibility to do either an instructor rating or a multi-engine command instrument rating in the final semester of training. This allows you to choose your own career path. “The program is great preparation for professional life. From the second year, training is conducted in a simulated commercial environment. You gain an excellent understanding of how commercial operations work and a solid base of aviation common sense. “One of the rewards is the flying itself. I thoroughly enjoyed the aerobatics training and although it’s been challenging, the Instrument Rating was great in the ways it opened up new flying styles. “I love what I do because I can wake up every day and go flying and call it a job!” Jack Hay Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) Develop work-ready skills in an industry-simulated environment. Fly a range of single and multi-engined planes across different pilot licence levels. What is an Associate Degree? An associate degree is a two-year university qualification that is taught in a vocational setting. Associate degree students graduate with industry-ready skills to enter the workforce and can continue on to further study towards a related bachelor degree. Aerospace Engineering and Aviation 14 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical) RMIT Code: C6131 ......................................FT2 – V T National Course Code: MEM60112 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6131 CITY CAMPUS This program provides you with the advanced technical and managerial skills required by technicians and engineers working in aerospace manufacturing, design and maintenance. You will be able to work in small, medium and large enterprises as well as the defence forces. Aircraft maintenance engineers install, maintain and repair aircraft engines, airframes, airframe systems, electrics, instruments, radio systems and aircraft sheet metalwork. Specialist areas in this program include: — aircraft design and layout — mechanical (fault diagnosis of airframe and engine systems) — aircraft maintenance and repair. What You Will Study This program will develop your skills and knowledge of aerospace engineering. You will learn above aerodynamics and stability analysis, aircraft system diagnosis and high-speed flight, as well as skills in aerospace mechanisms and power transmission devices. You will be introduced to aircraft and control concepts, integrated control systems, and cover areas such as automatic flight controls, multi-axis stability and design and operation of power assisted controls. Your training in aircraft systems will include the principles, purpose and operation of aircraft fluid power systems as well as aerospace drawing. You will also learn how to undertake technical investigation, reporting and troubleshooting for the aerospace industry. Industry Connections This program has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which strongly links the program with industry developments. The IAC is comprised of staff from local aeronautical engineering and aviation management organsations. It provides regular feedback on the program and the changing needs of the aviation industry. Career Upon graduation this program, you will be eligible for work in a wide range of roles including: — production and maintenance — technical R&D officer — systems technician — design supervisor — quality supervisor — drafting supervisor. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of eight countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this RMIT’s qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites None Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways If you are successful in gaining a place, you may be eligible for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years from the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours). Student Profile “RMIT gives you opportunities for international study and work experience within the aeronautics industry, which is what attracted me to my program. “I had a work placement as an aircraft maintenance engineer, which was exciting as I was able to apply my practical knowledge there. “One of the biggest skills I’ve picked up is breaking down engineering problems and considering the many different ways I can approach them. “I was thrilled to be the recipient of the W Hogarth Award for best student in 2013 in recognition of my commitment to my studies. Next, I hope to continue on to the bachelor degree and become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer or an aircraft engineer with the Defence Force.” Michelle Alvares Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical) Advanced Manufacturing Precinct gives you access to the latest facilities and technology. Aerospace Engineering and Aviation 15 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH069 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................85.30 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh069 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES Biomedical engineering bridges medicine and technology and provides solutions that can enhance and improve the health of people. The field is growing at a rapid pace, and RMIT foresees significant demand for biomedical engineers in Australia and around the world. As a biomedical engineer, you could design a wide range of diagnostic or assistive devices such as cardiac monitors, clinical computers, artificial hearts, wheelchairs and artificial tendons and limbs. Biomedical engineering at RMIT is a multidisciplinary program, and you will study electronics, mechanical, chemical and materials engineering and biomedical sciences. You will develop problem-solving and communication skills to help you think critically and independently. You will come up with innovative ways to apply science and engineering to biomedical and healthcare. What You Will Study During this program you will take courses from a variety of disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biochemistry and medical science. Years One and Two You will study the fundamentals of engineering and the basics of biology, anatomy and physiology. In the engineering field, you will learn about electronics and mechanics in relation to biomedical applications. Within the sciences, you will study biomaterials, anatomy and human physiology. Years Three and Four To get you industry-ready, you will undertake major design projects that mirror the work of practising biomedical engineers. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career The vibrant and expanding biotechnology industry produces devices for medical electronics, clinical and rehabilitation engineering and biomaterials. It’s one of Australia’s biggest industries in terms of research and government funding. Typically you will work in: — hospitals (servicing and optimising equipment) — medical device manufacturing — defence — biotechnology — start-up companies. You also might be employed as a regulator in government organisations, or as a researcher for government, universities or private companies. You will also find that there is significant support provided by governments to start your own company. You may also work in private medical and pathology laboratories. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. This program will be submitted for full accreditation by Engineers Australia as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Biomedical Engineering Student Profile “My interest in the opportunities presented by artificial limbs and organs to enhance the human body and improve quality of life led me to the program at RMIT. It had undergone some changes and I was excited by the new structure and study options available. “My involvement in Engineering World Health, an engineering organisation focused on developing engineering solutions to health issues across the world, has allowed me to integrate my studies and apply them in the world. “I hope to be involved in cutting-edge research, developing durable, inexpensive engineering solutions for those living with disadvantage. I’m passionate about helping all people, those with access to the pinnacles of research and those who may struggle day to day.” Rahul Ratwatte Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) As a biomedical engineer, you may be involved in the design and development of prosthetic limbs. 16 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH079 ..........................FT4 or PTA – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................80.25 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh079 CITY CAMPUS Chemical engineering at RMIT brings together engineering science with engineering practice and design, providing a practical and vocational focus that is well recognised by industry. This program covers the application of chemical, physics and biological sciences and technology for the design and improvement of industrial processes. You will learn how to make the processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. As a chemical engineer you may be involved in water purification, food production and processing, or developing products such as cosmetics or pharmaceuticals. You will design and develop ways in which raw materials, such as minerals and oil, are converted into useful products including composites, petrol, plastics and paper. You will discover how chemical engineering is important to health and wellbeing, as technology is applied to make vaccines and drugs. What You Will Study RMIT’s approach is well recognised by industry and brings together engineering science with engineering practice and design. RMIT’s well-equipped laboratories prepare you for the workplace. This program encourages project planning, critical thinking, and interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills. Problem solving using a sustainability approach is applied in many project-based courses, so you learn how to improve the efficiency of process industries as well as how to minimise their environmental and social impact. Year One Your skills in chemistry and mathematics are furthered. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of chemical engineering (mass and energy balance) and the design of chemical processes. Year Two You will develop your knowledge of core chemical engineering areas such as fluid flow, reaction engineering, biochemical engineering, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Year Three You will hone your skills in environmental, safety and economic analysis of processes, design of process equipment and control schemes. Year Four Your core chemical engineering skills are consolidated and applied in a major process design project. In the third and fourth years you will specialise in environmental, metallurgical, or petroleum engineering. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career In Australia, the major employment areas for graduates of this program are: — the chemical, petroleum, and petrochemical industries — the food industry — water — environmental management and pollution control — mineral and metallurgical industries — plastics/polymers — biomaterials and diagnostic agents — pharmaceuticals and vaccines — cosmetics — electricity and gas use — research and development — project design and consulting. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in the UK, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) degree is accredited by IChemE, UK, at the MEng level. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and in Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Chemical Engineering Student Profile “I fell in love with Melbourne and instantly knew that this was where I wanted to study. I loved the idea that RMIT is in the heart of the city. “During high school I had a passion for maths, physics and chemistry. The chemical engineering program at RMIT really caught my attention. “During my studies I’ve gained confidence, patience, and learnt how to be more organised. My degree encourages teamwork, which will also help prepare me for the workforce.” Sharina Bandaranayake Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) Well-equipped laboratories provide you with practical experience using industry-standard tools and equipment. A career in engineering could take you around the world. 17 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Chemical Engineering Graduates of double degrees have a wide range of sought-after skills. They have excellent job opportunities and career prospects, and the potential to be leaders in their professions. Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) double degree RMIT Code: BH098 ...................................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................86.95 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh098 CITY CAMPUS With a combination of in-depth studies in chemistry, analytical sciences and chemical engineering courses, this program will put you at the forefront of developing new and established technologies that could change the world. Chemistry at RMIT involves hands-on experience and practical knowledge along with training in theoretical principles and laboratory practice, chemical safety and environmental issues. This program covers the application of chemical, physics and biological sciences and technology for the design and improvement of industrial processes. You will learn how to make the processing industries work more efficiently and minimise their environmental impact by using less energy and producing less waste. As a graduate with a multidisciplinary qualification, you will be highly employable, because you will have a better understanding of the requirements of team members from both specialties. You will interact with a wide range of relevant industries and broaden your career prospects. What You Will Study Year One and Two You will be introduced to the fundamentals of chemical engineering design, combined with chemistry theory and laboratory skills. Year Three You will focus on your chemical engineering specialisation. Year Four You will further your knowledge in your chemical engineering and science specialisation. Year Five The focus in your final year is on your design and research projects, which will depend on your specific area of interest. These projects give you the edge in a wide range of industry roles. Career Typically, you will be employed in industries such as oil and gas, food, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and polymers. You can find work in the process design sector, developing production processes from lab to large-scale. You will also be well placed to take leadership roles in the development and commercialisation of new chemical products. Professional Recognition This program is recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. Industry Connections Many courses are designed in collaboration with industry partners, while industry field trips will allow you to see first-hand how the industry works. You will also complete 12 weeks of professional engineering work experience. Final year projects will give you the opportunity to work on industry-based problems. In addition, selected students travel to the Alcoa mines and refineries in Western Australia to see large-scale mineral extraction and processing. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) double degree RMIT Code: BH087 ...................................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................86.25 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh087 CITY CAMPUS The double degree program covers the application of chemical engineering and biotechnology methodologies and technologies. These integrated skills can be applied to environmental management, agriculture and natural resource management, as well as a range of biological-based products and processes. Combining chemical engineering and biotechnology allows for better management of the environment; preventing, diagnosing and curing disease; improving crop plants and livestock; detecting pollutants and contaminants; and using organisms to produce chemicals, including drugs and food, and agrichemicals. What You Will Study The program builds on the basic sciences of chemistry and mathematics studied in Year 12, and goes on to cover chemical, physical and biological sciences and technology. It introduces microbiology, immunology and genetics, as well as fluid flow, particle mechanics, heat and mass transfer, process thermodynamics, and sustainable engineering. Cell and tissue culture and molecular biology are also included in the third year, together with engineering process principles. You will develop knowledge in the fundamentals of chemical engineering and biotechnology as well as develop generic skills such as team building. Project work is a feature of each year. Career As a chemical engineering graduate you can work in a variety of areas, from process and project engineering to marketing or research. RMIT graduates work in research, production and testing, positions in government and commercial laboratories and in industry. Areas of employment include government departments (local, state and commonwealth), CSIRO, medical research institutes, hospitals, universities, secondary teaching and private industry. Further options include forensics and food processing, and with experience or further qualification graduates are employed at higher levels of responsibility. An RMIT degree is recognised around the world, and many Australian companies provide the opportunity for engineers to travel. Professional Recognition Graduates qualify for professional membership of scientific societies including the Australian Institute of Biology, the Australian Society for Microbiology and the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Graduates are also eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. Industry Connections In the third year you will spend a week in a process industry, learning about the roles of chemical engineers. To be eligible for professional membership as an engineer after graduation, 12 weeks’ engineering work is recommended, usually between fourth and fifth years. RMIT students have worked for organisations inclusing Basell, BP, Cadbury, Cryovac, CSL, CUB, ExxonMobil, Kraft, Moldflow and Rio Tinto. Entry Requirements Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Chemical Engineering 18 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Chemical Engineering Graduates of double degrees have a wide range of sought-after skills. They have excellent job opportunities and career prospects, and the potential to be leaders in their professions. Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH085 ........................................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................88.95 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh085 CITY CAMPUS Engineering science, practice and design is combined with core management principles in this double degree. The focus is on industrial application, so fundamental engineering and management courses are linked to real situations. The management degree provides a thorough core of knowledge related to the roles and functions of business management. Managers deal with a range of complex issues, including wider economic and social factors. What You Will Study Building on chemistry and mathematics you will develop skills in the fundamentals of chemical engineering. You will be able to specialise in chemical engineering industry areas such as environmental, metallurgical and petroleum engineering in your final years. The management degree introduces core business concepts and analysis skills, which you build on in the areas of human resources and employment relations, ethics and governance, international business, entrepreneurship, logistics and supply chain management, and marketing. Career In addition to the opportunities of a chemical engineer, many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system – one often associated with large engineering projects. Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) double degree RMIT Code: BH099 ........................................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ................................................................................... 87.95 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh099 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This double degree program will prepare you for leading roles as a food industry professional. You will acquire food science and engineering skills in key areas of product development and production systems. The program is targeted towards producing graduates with skills and capabilities relating to large-scale production of food. You will learn how to design the plant, the process and the product. This program is ideal if you’re interested in: — developing new products, design processes and packaging — a broader range of roles in the food processing industry — improving the efficiency of the food processing industry. * The first half of the program is conducted on the City campus and the second half on the Bundoora campus. What You Will Study Year One You will develop your chemistry and mathematics skills and learn the fundamentals of chemical engineering. Year Two You will delve deeper into chemical engineering and food science. Year Three You will further develop food science, process design and control skills. Year Four You will work in environmental, safety and economic process analysis, and process plant design. Year Five You will consolidate your chemical engineering and food science skills and apply them to major process design and science projects. These projects will give you important practical skills and a competitive edge in a wide range of industry roles. A design project and a science project will be the focus of your final year. This projects will give you important practical skills and the competitive edge in a wide range of industry roles. Career Industry sees RMIT’s multidiscipline graduates as highly employable with a better understanding of team challenges and requirements. As Victoria’s largest manufacturing industry, food processing offers excellent employment opportunities. You may find work with companies such as Nestlé, Cadbury, Simplot or Kraft in production, research and development, marketing or quality assurance or management. Within a few months of graduation, go to 90 to100 per cent of RMIT’s double degree graduates are employed. Industry Connections Please see the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) on page 17. Professional Recognition Both programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. In addition graduates of the double degree with food technology and nutrition are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Entry Requirements Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Chemical Engineering 19 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH077 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................90.00 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh077 CITY CAMPUS This program is at the forefront of engineering education and is designed to satisfy current industry demand. Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of our modern community. They aim to be responsive to wider community needs and reflective of the values that relate to the economic, environmental and social impacts of projects. Civil and infrastructure engineers work with the environment, using natural resources for the benefit of the community. The program emphasises work experience and project-based learning. A broad range of electives means you can customise your studies to suit your interests. Graduates acquire good interpersonal skills, a solid understanding of engineering theory, and the ability to apply learning and knowledge to a wide range of situations. RMIT aims to provide innovative learning experiences with a strong emphasis on communication, teamwork and leadership. What You Will Study Year One The first year introduces key graduate capabilities in sustainability, problem solving, engineering analysis, teamwork, leadership and communications. You will extend your mathematical skills to gain some basic concepts around engineering applications. Year Two The second year focuses on the big theoretical ideas around practical engineering, including site investigation, geotechnical, water and transport engineering, and more structural engineering and mathematical modelling. Years Three and Four The third and four years cover the application areas of structures, water resources, geomechanics and transport. Specialisation and diversification in these years is also possible. Sub-disciplines include: — construction/project management: civil infrastructure projects — geotechnical: earthworks, tunnels, dams and ground improvement — structural: bridges, power stations, sports stadiums, towers, factories and other large buildings — transport: roads, railways, airports, canals and harbours — water resources: water supply, wastewater treatment, protection of coasts and river banks. The program also maintains an environmental sustainability focus, in line with continuing trends in the global engineering profession. Career Graduates are employed as project managers, design engineers, construction managers, environmental engineers and engineering asset managers. Industry Connections The program has strong links with industry, organisations and departments concerned with civil engineering, and relationships are established between students and organisations through project-based teaching modes used in a number of courses. In the third and fourth years of your studies you will undertake major projects that are either industry- based or simulate an industrial situation. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Students have been placed in workplaces including engineering consulting companies, construction companies, government agencies, and local councils. You will also have the opportunity in year one to participate in an industry project run through Engineers Without Borders in your first year. Global Opportunities RMIT has civil and infrastructure engineering student exchange program agreements with a number of universities in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Optional tours are organised to Paris to study practical applications related to sustainable cities of the future. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with up to two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology can apply and may be eligible to apply for exemptions if successful in gaining a place. Civil Engineering Student Profile “I was drawn to RMIT because it is a highly regarded institution for engineering and it offers a pathway from TAFE to university. “I articulated into the degree program from the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design where I was awarded the Jacobs Prize for top student in the program. “The program gives us the technical knowledge to be confident when designing structures in industry, while group assignments, which are often simulations of a typical workplace project, help us to develop our interpersonal skills, working as a team to achieve a common goal. “I get great satisfaction from providing a successful solution to a design challenge. In the future, I hope to work on projects around the world and one day look back on those iconic projects, proud to have been part of them.” Nick Yong Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. 20 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH088 .....................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................96.10 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh088 CITY CAMPUS This double engineering and business program will help you become an engineering manager, capable of providing technical and business leadership. The program combines civil and infrastructure engineering and business management. Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain essential infrastructure in modern communities. RMIT’s civil and infrastructure engineering program is at the forefront of engineering education and meets Australian and global industry demands. Sub- disciplines include construction/project management, geotechnical, structural, transport and water resources. The management program focuses on the roles and functions of business management. Managers deal with a range of complex issues, including wider economic and social factors. They must be flexible, able to work with others, effectively prioritise tasks and operate the financial, marketing and human resource aspects of an organisation. Why Double Up? Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system – one often associated with large engineering projects. What You Will Study The five-year program will give you an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of project management. The early stages introduce you to key engineering capabilities in sustainability, problem solving, engineering analysis, teamwork, leadership and communications. The third, fourth and fifth years cover structures, water resources, geomechanics and transport. Over these years you can specialise and diversify. The management program introduces core business concepts and analysis skills and encourages you to apply business theories and models. You can also take specialist courses in areas such as employment relations. You will build on fundamental business theory in organisational behaviour, leadership, management and governance, ethics, microeconomics and commercial law. Specialist study areas include: — employment relations — management accounting — international business — logistics — supply chain management. Industry Connections In the fourth and fifth years of your studies you will undertake major projects that are either industry- based or simulate an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in Australia and overseas. There is a growing demand for engineering managers capable of providing leadership and decision-making across both technical and financial business systems. Typically engineering managers are involved in large scale capital investment projects as well as infrastructure policy and planning. After gaining professional experience, double degree graduates typically move quickly into middle and senior management or consultant positions. The management degree will prepare you for a range of additional roles, and with appropriate experience you can expect to advance to management positions in commercial, industrial and not-for-profit organisations. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Depending on what you study, graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Management) may be eligible for professional membership of the following bodies: — Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) (employment relations specialisation) — CPA Australia (management accounting and finance specialisation). Global Opportunities RMIT has agreements with a number of universities in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia on civil and infrastructure engineering student exchange programs. Optional tours are organised to Paris to study practical applications related to sustainable cities of the future. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories. You will also get to work in teams, just like you will in industry. Civil Engineering 21 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology RMIT Code: C6132 ......................................FT2 – V T ............................................................PT4 – D or V T National Course Code: 22228VIC www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6132 CITY CAMPUS Civil and structural engineering involves the design and construction of roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems. In this program, you will gain the practical skills to work with civil engineers in the research, design and construction of infrastructure projects. You will develop specific skills in: — using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work — preparing cost estimates and material specifications — liaising with construction workers and project managers — inspecting completed works to ensure they meet regulations — conducting laboratory and field testing of materials, soil and water quality. What You Will Study Year One You will focus on computer-aided drafting (CAD), which will give you the skills to enter employment as soon as possible. Other core elements of the program include: — mathematics — structural mechanics — materials science — site investigation — concrete and timber technology — environmental issues — computer applications — surveying — estimating. Year Two You will focus on the design of roads, drains, sewers, and concrete/steel structures. You will round out the program with complementary studies in areas such as hydrology and the mechanics of structures, fluids and soils (including laboratory testing), giving you insight into a range of civil and structural issues. Industry Connections As part of your second year studies, you will engage in an engineering project. This involves designing a simulated project consisting of a design brief and communication strategies and demonstrating teamwork. You will be encouraged to seek an industry mentor to oversee your project. Career Graduates may work in the public or private sector in positions such as laboratory technician, research assistant, construction supervisor or CAD draftsperson working under the supervision of a professional engineer. Many Melbourne consulting organisations visit RMIT to provide seminars about their operations and advise students to contact them about job prospects. Companies who have visited to date include GHD, SKM, Kingston City Council and a variety of civil contracting companies. Professional Recognition Graduates are eligible to seek graduate membership of Engineers Australia at the Engineering Associate level. Entry Requirements Prerequisites None. Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways If successful in gaining a place, you may be eligible for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years from the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours). Student Profile “The focus on hands-on skills and team work helps me contribute more as I learn, and with engaging courses like Computer-Aided Drafting, it’s a very stress-free place to learn. “I’ve also been building leadership skills as a volunteer class representative, as chairman of the Student-Staff Consultative Committee, and through my voluntary mentoring as part of Mates at RMIT. “I love what I do because I believe I can contribute to humanity’s wellbeing through engineering and innovating better environments.” Zaher Mounla Khalil Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design * Program now replaced by Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology Take the first step in a civil engineering career by developing practical skills and practices. Civil Engineering 22 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH072 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................75.45 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh072 CITY CAMPUS Computer and network engineers specialise in design, implementation, integration and applications of programmable and/or reconfigurable computers/devices or computer- based systems, and their communications or interworking in networked environments. Applying knowledge and skills in the field, computer and network engineers can find better solutions to engineering challenges in design, construction and maintenance of software and hardware components of computing and computer-controlled devices, equipment and systems, including those used in: — communication networks and automation of electrical and electronic systems — audio and visual information acquisition, processing and communications — human-machine interaction, industrial or medical instrumentation and monitoring — provision of security for computer systems and networks. As a computer engineer you will create new opportunities for businesses by driving new technologies, and devise engineering solutions to make businesses more productive and competitive. You will assist businesses to design and develop new computer-, microprocessor- or microcontroller-based products and systems, or embedded computer systems to enhance functionalities of an existing communication, instrument, audio-visual, or automatic control product or system to meet ever-changing market needs and consumer demands. Network engineers design, implement and maintain the digital communication networks that surround us. In this program, network engineering looks at technology, audio and visual communications over wired and wireless networks, optimising network performance and network security. Computer and network engineering at RMIT are taught together to ensure you learn the fundamental ideas related to both fields. You can choose to specialise in either computer or network engineering. Whatever field you choose, the RMIT degree will ensure that you are work ready when you graduate. Your work will be largely laboratory-based, where you will conduct experiments and design your own projects. What You Will Study Years One and Two The first two years of the program will introduce you to the basic principles of computer and network engineering. You will also study mathematics and physics – critical disciplines for engineers. Through project work, you will gain teamwork, communication and leadership skills and learn how to be an effective leader. Years Three and Four You will delve deeper into your specialist area. There are five compulsory courses plus electives from computer and/or network engineering. By completing individual and team-based projects that mirror the work of practising engineers, you will graduate industry-ready. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. During your final year you can apply for summer research scholarships. Career As a graduate you can work in industry and business to design and build computer and communication networks. You may also be sought after by universities and research organisations to improve computer technologies. Job opportunities exist with governments to improve defence, security and emergency services. Telecommunication operators such as Telstra and Optus employ network engineers, as do equipment manufacturers such as Cisco and Huawei, as well as the IT departments of many organisations. You will also have the skills to run your own computer or network services business. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) or the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Computer and Network major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the following programs, who are successful in gaining a place, are also eligible to apply for exemptions: — Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering — Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical — Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Computer Engineering Student Profile “I chose RMIT for its high-quality engineering programs and the great opportunities it affords students, by allowing them to gain practical experience and prepare for the workforce. “My degree has given me the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of computer systems and network engineering. “While I find great joy in mathematics and the mathematics method of explaining things, most of all I just love figuring out how things work. This inspires me to develop my skills even further as I continue down my career path.” Denis Perry Mubanga Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Computer and Network Engineering major or Electrical and Electronic Engineering major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. 23 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Computer and Network Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Computer Science double degree RMIT Code: BH091 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................85.80 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh091 CITY CAMPUS Engineers with this qualification can work with the hardware and structure of computer systems, as well as the software that is used to control them. Computer engineers work with embedded computer systems, or smart devices. They are also responsible for many of the downloadable apps available today. Network engineers design, implement and maintain digital communication networks, which are vital for many big businesses. Engineering graduates of this program will have their knowledge, skills and capabilities complemented and enhanced by excellent programming skills and capabilities in designing, implementing and maintaining complex software systems. Businesses will spend more on software and computer systems in the years to come, and the demand for graduates with both engineering and computer science expertise is expected to be very high. What You Will Study This program features extensive laboratory work. You will work on designing and building specialised equipment, often using wireless communication. Year One You will study programming basics, circuit theory and web concepts, principles and tools. You will also study engineering methods, mathematics and physics – subjects that are essential for engineers. Year Two Moving into more technical studies, you will study electronics, engineering design, embedded systems, software engineering, user-centred design principles and database concepts and systems. Year Three You will undertake compulsory and elective studies, providing you with solid foundation to specialise in various areas of computer and network engineering and computer science. Year Four and Five You will conduct project work on an individual basis as part of a team. This will help you develop teamwork, management and communication skills, and apply engineering and research methods to a complex engineering problem and challenge, making you industry ready. A wide range of technical electives will be made available in computer and network engineering and computer science, which will deepen your technical knowledge, enrich your skill set and develop your capabilities. Career Graduates may find employment in industries including government, defence, health and science, business, communication, security and university and research organisations. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics. Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH107 ...................................................................FT5 or PTA – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................81.00 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh107 CITY CAMPUS This double degree combines the technical engineering solutions within the computer and network engineering sphere with the core knowledge required in successful management of modern organisations. Computer and network engineers equipped with business management knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset and skills devise engineering solutions that make businesses more productive and competitive. They can work with organisations to improve an existing product and/or a system, or integrate more than one system so that the whole works more efficiently. Engineers in these fields work with professionals in project teams in manufacturing, automation, agriculture, transport, education, medicine and environmental monitoring. Large-scale engineering projects come with big responsibilities. By doubling up with a business program, you will be more confident tackling complex financial systems. You will develop innovative approaches to projects and the ability to succeed in positions with more influence and responsibility. What You Will Study This program has a strong technical focus. It integrates its practical orientation with personal and business skills development. The first three years of the program look at the fundamentals of computer and network engineering, mathematics, physics and business management. All courses emphasise professional and personal development, allowing you to build your skills in communication, decision making and leadership. In the last years of the degree program, you can specialise in computer or network engineering by choosing from a wide range of technical electives that will deepen your technical knowledge, enrich your skill set and develop your engineering capabilities. Career Graduates find work in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, micro-technology, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, electronics, computing, networks, communications, resources, defence and primary industries. Computer and network engineers are found in technology companies including Intel, telecommunications companies such as Telstra and Optus, equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei, and the IT departments of many organisations. You will gain a business qualification, which will help you to move into management roles quickly. You may also choose to start your own business, delivering services in your specialist area of study. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Professional Recognition These programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. In addition the double degree with computer science is also accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society that accredits information and communication technology-related programs in Australia. Computer Engineering 24 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering RMIT Code: C6121 ......................................FT2 – V T ............................................................PT4 – D or V T National Course Code: UEE60411 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6121 CITY CAMPUS Computer engineers improve profitability for forward-thinking businesses by designing and developing systems that speed up processes and increase efficiency. This program is designed to get you started in the exciting world of computer engineering by providing you with the skills to design, install, validate, evaluate and administer computer equipment and systems. In addition, you will be able to manage risk, estimate and coordinate projects, and provide technical and sales advice. You will gain skills in computer hardware and software applications for assembly, installation, testing and maintenance of office personal computers and computer networks. Upon graduating from this program you will be qualified for work as a technical officer or service supervisor. What You Will Study This program will teach you the skills required by the nationally-accredited Electrotechnology Training Package. If you aspire to undertake a degree, this program offers a specialised articulation stream. Areas of specialised study include: — administer UNIX-based computers — assemble and test personal computers — client-server, enterprise and local area networks — commission computer systems — computational solutions — design and implement internetworking systems — electrical principles — engineering and material science — environmental and sustainability — network operating systems — network security — web and network services — project management. Industry Connections RMIT has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which links the program and industry. The IAC includes representatives from local computer systems industries. The IAC provides regular feedback on this program to ensure that it reflects the changing needs of industry. You will also be able to connect with industry representatives through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships. Career As a graduate of this program you may become responsible for computer systems support, and administering and upgrading electrical facilities in small, medium or large-sized enterprises. You will be ready to work in the installation, maintenance and administration of computers systems and networks infrastructure. Your skills will be applicable to a range of business, manufacturing and operational occupations where application of knowledge in computer systems and network technology underpins the business operations. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of eight countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites None. Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways If you successfully graduate, you may be eligible for exemptions of one-and-a-half years from the following programs: — Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours). Student Profile “As my program is so hands-on, I’m confident that what I’m learning will enable me to find a great job in my field when I’ve finished studying. “I’ve spent countless hours in and out of class configuring and experimenting on equipment that’s used in industry. Every time I learn a new set of configurations or procedures, I can apply it straight away. And the great thing about computer engineering is that if something doesn’t work, I get instant feedback from the equipment and can correct it.” Nemanja Ajvaz Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering You will work with modern technologies currently used in industry. Computer engineering connects businesses of all sizes. Computer Engineering 25 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology RMIT Code: C4353 ......................................FT1 – V T National Course Code: ICT40613 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4353 CITY CAMPUS This program teaches you the principles of telecommunication signalling, telecommunication networks operations, design and optical communication, and diagnostic skills associated with network cabling. It covers internet cloud, circuit and packet switching, copper and fibre cabling, customer premises equipment, broadband networks, and network functional groups. Graduates become technical officers or technicians specialising in the fields of telecommunication systems and communication networks. This program is based on the nationally accredited Telecommunications Training Package. Following this program, you may go on to the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering. What You Will Study The program emphasises all aspects of local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN), and focuses on solving complex copper and fibre network faults. Specialised study areas include: — advanced network switching — advanced optical test equipment — customer premises equipment — digital circuits — electrical skills — environmental policy and procedures — hand and power tools — internet protocol devices — network faults and infrastructure — team management. Industry Connections You will gain telecommunications industry experience throughout this program through visits to industry sites. Career As a telecommunications technician, you can work in the operations departments of telecommunications carriers. The growing use of telecommunications infrastructure in large business enterprises means there’s increasing work available in providing system administration and support interconnecting with public telecommunications infrastructure. Technicians maintain complex telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities at a station. They also perform maintenance, testing, alignment, modification and operation of electronic equipment. Professional Recognition Industry certification training for Cisco certified network associate (CCNA) is integrated into this program. The Cisco CCNA Exploration program is recognised internationally. Entry Requirements Prerequisites None Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Applicants who do not have a Year 12 qualification or relevant work experience and/or employment in the telecommunications industry must contact the School of Vocational Engineering to take a numeracy and literacy test. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Following this program, you may progress to the Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering. This program emphasises hands-on practical learning techniques. Experienced teachers will guide you through simple and complex industry scenarios. Computer Engineering 26 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH075 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................75.10 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh075 CITY CAMPUS Electrical engineers specialise in the application and control of electrical energy. By understanding the processes behind the production and distribution of electricity, electrical engineers can find better ways to use electrical power to meet the demands of modern living. Electrical engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical systems. They work on systems for the generation, distribution, use and control of electric power and electronic systems used for computing, communications and other industrial applications. Electrical engineering at RMIT is about more than learning the theories behind the discipline; it’s also about being able to put those theories into practice to solve problems by making useful products and providing quality services. You will learn to do this by spending time on experiments in laboratory classes and designing projects. What You Will Study Years One to Two You will learn the fundamental ideas and activities behind electrical engineering with essential mathematics and physics. Your project work will develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills. Years Three to Four You will develop high-level technical and design skills and focus on a specialist area such as energy conversion, power systems or high-voltage equipment. Your major team and individual design projects will further hone your communication, management and teamwork skills. As these projects are similar to ones practising engineers work on, you will graduate job-ready. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career After graduating you may work in industries including: — power generation and distribution — mining and resources — industrial systems design — consumer product design — process control industries — electrified transportation — manufacturing — automotive — defence. Work opportunities are available in Australia and overseas designing and supervising projects to implement new technologies in small and large organisations. The leadership skills you learn from project work will prepare you for management roles. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Studies in Specialist Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry will earn selection credits. Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points) into this degree. Graduates of the following programs, who are successful in gaining a place, may also be eligible to apply for exemptions: — Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering — Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical — Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Student Profile “I was working as an electrician when I decided to study an electrical engineering degree that was equal parts hands-on and theoretical. I chose RMIT as it has a brilliant reputation with engineering disciplines. “The highlight of my studies has been winning the ExxonMobil Pro-Vice Chancellor Award in 2014, which is awarded to the best penultimate student in electrical or computer engineering. “This course has been the most difficult but rewarding undertaking of my life and I highly recommend it. I love what I do because every day is interesting and engaging.” Peter Knight Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. 27 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Electrical Engineering Combining an electrical engineering degree with a degree in business or commerce will open up career opportunities. In addition to specialising in the application and control of electrical energy, graduates of these double degrees will have the ability lead others or manage large projects. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH081 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................83.20 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh081 CITY CAMPUS This program will train you in the combination of technical skills for designing solutions for electrical engineering problems, with business management skills to plan, implement and supervise projects. Your creative engineering skills will be backed up with strategic skills for their implementation. These skills are becoming increasingly important to the energy, resource, manufacturing and design sectors. Engineering solutions often involve project work, and the combined skills of this double degree will provide you with an edge in managing projects What You Will Study The first three years will introduce you to the fundamentals of electrical engineering, including mathematics and physics. The business management component of your studies will include marketing, economics and logistics. In the final two years you will specialise in electrical energy and power systems and complete two major design projects. A large portion of your study will be practical work in laboratories and on computers, where you will use your design and problem-solving skills. Career In addition to all the opportunities as an electrical engineer, you will have technical skills, innovative approaches to solutions, and the confidence and ability to lead. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce double degree RMIT Code: BH083 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................80.30 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh083 CITY CAMPUS Gain a combination of technical and business skills allowing you to develop electrical engineering solutions and understand the processes of commerce across many sectors. Graduates are well placed to become business leaders in future technologies for industries and the community. To effectively manage large infrastructure projects, employers are increasingly looking for engineers with a solid understanding of business concepts as well as technical expertise. With these combined skills you will be able to design solutions and understand the business incentives driving them. What You Will Study This double degree enhances technical learning with business skills. The first three years introduce you to electrical engineering fundamentals including mathematics, physics and commerce. In the last two years you will specialise in electrical energy and power systems, along with finance and management. A large percentage of your time will be spent in practical classes, developing your design and problem-solving skills. Career In addition to all the opportunities as an electrical engineer, you will graduate with technical skills, an innovative approach, and the confidence and ability to manage large projects. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Professional Recognition These programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Entry Requirements Refer to the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) on page 27. Electrical engineers design, analyse and improve products and services such as transport, renewable energy and power. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 28 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH073 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................75.05 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh073 CITY CAMPUS In this program you will study fundamental knowledge and principles in the general field of electrical and electronic engineering. This includes generation, distribution and application of electrical energy, and design and control of electrical and electronic devices and systems to power and automate modern living, and to improve quality of life for individuals and communities. You will have a wide range of options to specialise in various sub-areas of electrical and electronic engineering, including: — generation, distribution and conversion of electrical energy — control systems — analogue and digital electronics — power electronics — communications and network engineering — computer engineering and embedded systems — audio-visual and biomedical signal processing — sensors and measurement technologies — instrumentation — biomedical electronics and engineering. While electrical engineers devise solutions to generate and use electrical power efficiently and cleanly, electronic engineers design, implement and maintain electronic devices and systems – from amplifiers and stereos to communication devices, systems and networks, defence systems and medical instrument and equipment used in hospitals. As an electrical and electronic engineer, you will design and develop electrical systems for the generation, distribution and control of electric power, as well as electronic systems used for computing, communications, industry and entertainment. You will also boost productivity in industries such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing by improving the drive and control systems in transport, and designing robots and automated tools. What You Will Study Years One and Two You will learn the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering, including the mathematics and physics essential and tailored for electrical and electronic engineers. Project work will develop your high-level technical and design skills. You will gain communication, teamwork and leadership skills. Year Three There are three compulsory courses with a focus on engineering design and research methods for engineers. You will choose four advanced courses from one or more of four main study areas – electrical, electronic, communication and computer and network engineering. These are complemented by a university-wide elective course of your choice. Year Four You will undertake a major individual engineering design project demonstrating high levels of technical competence and organisational skills as well as exercising enterprise skills. A wide range of technical electives will be made available in electrical and electronic engineering that will deepen your technical knowledge, enrich your skill set and develop your engineering and professional capabilities. You have the option to specialise in one area or to pick electives from several areas for a more generalist program. Either way, you will be industry ready and equipped with communication, management and teamwork skills. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career Electrical and electronic engineering graduates design and make electrical and electronic products or install and maintain business systems. Universities and governments require engineers to maintain and improve their electrical and electronic technologies. Other roles exist in power plants, auto-electronics for the car industry, defence and research. You could also run your own business in your chosen specialisation. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the following programs, who are successful in gaining a place, may also be eligible to apply for exemptions: — Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering — Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical — Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Electrical engineers devise solutions to generate and use electrical power. Electronic engineers design and maintain electronic devices and systems. Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 29 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) double degree RMIT Code: BH109 ................................. FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................... 81.35 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh109 CITY CAMPUS Learn how electricity and electronics work and how to build and maintain devices. You will also learn how to be entrepreneurial in your engineering activities. The business entrepreneurship component of this program will cover organisations and their financial management, entrepreneurship, marketing principles, commercial law, logistics and business information systems in both global and small- or medium-sized business context. What You Will Study In addition to studies in electrical and electronic engineering, you will undertake studies in entrepreneurship. Year One to Three You will learn the fundamentals of business entrepreneurship. Years Four and Five You will complete two courses from a choice of senior business entrepreneurship courses in human resources management, international business, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, accounting, economics and finance or business information systems. Career As a graduate you will be better prepared to develop new products and/or start new businesses. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (International Business) double degree RMIT Code: BH110 ................................. FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................... 84.85 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh110 CITY CAMPUS Study fundamental knowledge and principles in the general field of electrical and electronic engineering, and also develop the knowledge and skills to manage business complexity in an international and multidisciplinary context. The international business component of this program will cover organisations and their financial management, fundamentals and key issues of international business and management, global marketing principles, commercial law, global entrepreneurship, logistics, and business information systems in a global context. The international business component will develop your capabilities to identify the impact of international business on economies and businesses, and analyse and interpret the complex nature of global organisations and international business relationships What You Will Study In addition to studies in electrical and electronic engineering, you will undertake studies in international business. Year One to Three You will learn the fundamentals of international business. Years Four and Five You will complete two courses from a choice of senior international business courses in human resources management, entrepreneurship, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, accounting, economics and finance or business information systems. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH111 ................................. FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................... 80.05 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh111 CITY CAMPUS In this program you will study fundamental knowledge and principles in the general field of electrical and electronic engineering, and also develop the knowledge and skills to manage modern organisations. Contemporary managers are increasingly expected to exercise strong ethical judgement, and be dedicated to a process of continuous learning about their practice. They are also expected to work flexibly and effectively with those around them in a variety of organisational structures. You will graduate ready to move into an engineering management role either relatively early in your career, or after a period of experience as a professional engineer, rather than having to undertake further study to prepare for a management role. What You Will Study In addition to studies in electrical and electronic engineering, you will undertake studies in business management. Year One to Three You will learn the fundamentals of business management. Years Four and Five In business management, you will complete six courses with an elective. Electives cover a wide range of contemporary business management topics addressing challenges in a global, dynamic and changing organisational environment. Professional Recognition This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics. Industry Connections The major individual project, which you will undertake in the final year of your studies, can be either industry-based or simulate an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This compulsory course in your fifth year allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third fourth year of the degree. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 30 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Product Design) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH067 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................77.10 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh067 CITY CAMPUS Electronic product design is a multidisciplinary engineering field that brings together knowledge and expertise from electronic engineering, industrial design, and graphics design. This program will teach you how to develop consumer electronic products that meet specific needs, are easy to use and are environmentally friendly. As an electronic product design engineer you will work on the electronic aspects of engineering and the design elements required to make products usable and modern. RMIT’s program is about more than learning the theories behind electronic product design. You will put theory into practice and solve problems by making useful products and providing quality services. You will learn to do this by spending time on experiments in laboratory classes and undertaking significant design projects. What You Will Study Years One and Two You will learn the fundamentals of electronic product design, including industrial design and computer- aided design through design studio courses and prototyping. You will gain communication, teamwork and leadership skills through your project work. Years Three and Four You will develop high-level technical and industrial design skills and focus on your specialist area. You will undertake major team-based and individual design projects, applying your newly developed communication, management and teamwork skills. Projects undertaken are similar to those considered by practising engineers, which will assist in making you industry ready. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range or forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. You can also apply for summer research scholarships in your final year. Career You will be suited to roles where you design and supervise projects implementing new technologies in small and large organisations. Graduates work in industries in Australia and overseas, including: — aerospace — automotive — telecommunications — health — electrical — computing — resource — defence — primary industry. The leadership skills you develop will also prepare you for roles in management. Alternatively, you could start your own business in your chosen specialisation. Professional Recognition This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Student Profile “I was studying sound production and recording music in a studio but wanted to do something else related to sound and music technology. In the words of the musician Angelo Moore, “Stay true to your roots, you will find that the answer is in your heart”. I thought it would be cool to study electronics. “I feel that my program prepares students for the real world by providing a broad range of base level skills that enable a graduate engineer to enter the workforce and begin learning on the job while having a well-rounded foundation behind them.” John Ruggles Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Product Design) (Honours) Electronic product design engineers develop new and innovative products. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Please note: this program is not accepting new students in 2016. Contact RMIT for more study options. 31 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH071 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................83.15 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh071 CITY CAMPUS In electronic engineering, you will develop knowledge and skills to use semiconductor devices to create a wide variety of products and services. These will enhance people’s quality of life, enhance business profitability, industry competitiveness, and efficiency in the delivery of health, education, safety and security services. In communication engineering, you will develop the knowledge and skills to use electronic, photonic and electromagnetic devices to exchange information between locations on earth and in space. The information (voice, data, video, graphics or multimedia) may be carried over wireless or wired channels. Examples of products and services include smart phones, computers, robots, internet, digital radio and TV, radar, navigation aids, satellites, space telescopes, electronic medical equipment, safety, security and control systems for land, sea and air transport. This program is taught by experts in their fields. Laboratory experiments are used to consolidate theories. A strong focus on design and research ensures our graduates are highly skilled professionals. What You Will Study Years One and Two You will learn the fundamentals of electronic and communication engineering, plus the mathematics and physics that support these disciplines. Years Three and Four The final two years are specialisation years aimed at making you work ready. You will develop advanced skills in electronic and communication technologies. You will complete major design projects, individually and in teams, to develop professional skills in research, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, project management and communication. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. You can apply for summer research scholarships in your final year. Career Graduates of this degree are keenly sought after by: — industry – to design and manufacture electronic and communication products. — business – to implement and maintain electronic and communication systems and services. — education, research and development organisations – to advance technologies. — government organisations – to provide health, education, environment, transport, defence, trade, security and emergency services. You may also run your own commercial or consulting business. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with 192 credit points exemption (equivalent to two years) into this degree. Graduates of the following programs, who are successful in gaining a place, may also be eligible to apply for exemptions: — Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering — Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical — Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering. Student Profile “RMIT appealed to me because it has strong industry relationships and some of the best lab facilities for electronics and communication. “I’ve had so many opportunities during my time at RMIT – I led a team to develop an innovative smart water saving system, which was awarded an industry prize at the EnGenius Trade Fair; undertook a three-month internship at Cochlear in Sydney; and I was able to defer my last semester of study to complete a one-year internship at Fujitsu Technology Solution in Germany. “The course taught me problem-solving, time management and leadership skills, but it also taught me how to learn more efficiently.” Daniyal Noor Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication Engineering) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronics major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 32 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Electronic and Communication Engineering Electronics and communication engineering can be combined with complementary study areas such as computer science or physics. These programs are taught by experts in their fields. Laboratory experiments are used to consolidate theories. A strong focus on design and research ensures our graduates are highly skilled professionals. Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Computer Science double degree RMIT Code: BH094 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................83.60 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh094 CITY CAMPUS In this program you will combine electronic and communication engineering with computer science. What You Will Study In the first three years, you will learn the fundamentals of computer science and electronic and communication engineering, plus the mathematics and physics that support these disciplines. The final two years are specialisation years, aiming at making you work ready. You will develop advanced skills and knowledge in computer science and electronic and communication technologies. In the computer science component of this double degree, you will gain extensive knowledge of computer systems infrastructure, software methods and technologies. You will also gain advanced knowledge and skills in developing network-based real-life computing applications. You will complete major design projects, individually and in teams, to develop professional skills in research, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, project management and communication. Career Graduates of this double degree are keenly sought after by: — industry – to design and manufacture electronic, communication and computer products — business – to implement and maintain electronic, communication and computer systems and services — research organisations – to advance electronic, communication and computer technologies — government organisations – to provide health, education, transport, defence, trade, security and emergency services. Graduates may also run their own commercial or consulting business. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics. Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours) double degree RMIT Code: BH097 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................83.15 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh097 CITY CAMPUS In this program you will develop advanced skills in physics and electronic and communication engineering. What You Will Study The first three years of this degree cover the fundamentals of physics, electronic and communication engineering and the mathematics that support these disciplines. The final two years are specialisation years, aiming at making you work ready. You will develop advanced skills and knowledge in electronic and communication technologies. In the physics component of this double degree, you will be trained in the fundamentals of natural phenomena and their applications – for example, fields and waves, quantum mechanics, radiation physics, thermodynamics, nuclear physics, solid state physics, astrophysics and cosmology. You will also complete major design projects, individually and in teams, to develop professional skills in research, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, project management and communication. Career Graduates of this double degree are keenly sought after by: — industry – to design and manufacture electronic, communication and computer products — business – to implement and maintain electronic, communication and computer systems and services — research organisations – to advance electronic, communication and computer technologies — government organisations – to provide health, education, transport, defence, trade, security and emergency services. Graduates may also run their own commercial or consulting businesses or undertake higher degrees by research. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 20 in Physics. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. As a final year student you can apply for summer research scholarships. Professional Recognition Both programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. In addition, the double degree with computer science is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society, which accredits information and communication technology- related programs in Australia. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 33 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical RMIT Code: C6120 ......................................FT2 – V T ............................................................PT4 – D or V T National Course Code: UEE62111 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6120 CITY CAMPUS Electrical engineers design and maintain electrical products to improve the production and distribution of energy to all levels of society. As we increasingly depend on electrical and electronic devices, electrical engineers continue to be in high demand. In this program, you will develop skills to design and validate/evaluate electrical equipment and systems, and provide technical advice/sales. You will gain skills in electrical design, programmable logic controllers, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, power-line communication networking and motor control. Following this program, you will be qualified to work in the electrical industry. What You Will Study This program blends practical experience with electrical and control applications with a strong theoretic foundation. You will learn skills in testing, assembly, installation and maintenance of electrical and automation control. You will be able to operate a wide range of automated equipment and systems, manage risk, develop and manage maintenance programs, and provide technical advice. If you aspire to undertake a degree, this program offers a specialised articulation stream. The qualification is structured to deliver competencies, knowledge and skills required by the nationally accredited Electrotechnology Training Package. Areas of specialised study include: — electrical drafting — electrical installations — electromagnetic circuits — electronics — engineering software — industrial and motor control — occupational health and safety — programmable logic controllers — project management — environmental and sustainability — computational solutions — engineering and material science — work-integrated learning. Industry Connections RMIT has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which links the program and industry. The IAC includes representatives from local electrical industries. The committee meets twice yearly and provides feedback on the programs to ensure they reflect the changing needs of industry. You will also be able to connect with industry representatives through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships. Career As a graduate of this program you may become responsible for electrical and control support and administering and upgrading electrical facilities in small, medium or large-sized enterprises. Your skills will be applicable to a wide range of business, manufacturing and operational occupations where application of knowledge in electrical technology underpins the business operations. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of eight countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Successful completion of an approved Australian Year 12 or an equivalent program of study. Prerequisites None Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways If successful in gaining a place, you may be eligible for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years from the following programs: — Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours). Student Profile “I came to RMIT because of its reputation for excellence in engineering – I wanted to learn electrical engineering from the best of the best. “My program not only lived up to its reputation, it has also opened up a range of other opportunities that have helped me develop career-building skills outside the classroom. “I was part of the Student-Staff Consultative Committee, which allowed me to network with students from a range of engineering disciplines and I also took advantage of the Engineers Australia membership. I attended learning seminars and networking and social events, and this involvement gave me great exposure to professional engineers in the industry.” Martin Dai Nguyen Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical Electrical engineering covers the generation and distribution of electricity by various means. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 34 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering RMIT Code: C6122 ......................................FT2 – V T ........................................................ PT4-6 – D or V T National Course Code: UEE60211 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6122 CITY CAMPUS Get started in a career that will see you design and develop electronic products and processes that make an impact on individuals, businesses and government agencies by improving efficiency and communication. In this program, you will develop skills to design, validate and evaluate electronics and communication equipment as well as systems. You will also be able to manage risk, estimate and manage projects, and provide technical and sales advice. What You Will Study This program blends practical experience with electronics and communications applications and a strong theoretical foundation. You will learn how to test, assemble, install and maintain electronics and communications equipment and systems, manage risk, estimate and manage projects, and provide technical advice. You will gain skills in computer-aided drafting and electronic design; computer interfacing; microprocessor programming; design, testing and commissioning of analogue and digital electronics systems; computer programming; and perform simulations using various engineering software packages. If you aspire to undertake a degree, this program offers a specialised articulation stream. The qualification is structured to deliver competencies, knowledge and skills required by the nationally-accredited Electrotechnology Training Package. Areas of specialised study include: — analogue integrated circuit — communications and networks — computational solutions — computer programming — digital and analogue applications — electronic technology and instrumentation — engineering and material science — environmental and sustainability — gate array technology — microelectronics — microprocessor control systems — occupational health and safety — printed circuit board design — project management — telecommunications — work-integrated learning. Industry Connections This program has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which links the program and industry. The IAC includes representatives from the local electronics and communications industry. The committee provides regular feedback on this program to ensure that it reflects the changing needs of industry. You will also be able to connect with industry representatives through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships. Career As a graduate of this program you may become responsible for fields such as manufacturing; telecommunications; radio communications; electronics equipment and services; security systems; scientific instruments and sales; and administering and upgrading electronics and communications equipment and facilities in small, medium or large-sized enterprises. Your skills will be applicable to business, manufacturing and operational occupations where electronics and communications knowledge underpins the business operations. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of eight countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites None Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways If you successfully graduate you may be eligible for exemptions of one-and-a-half years from the following programs: — Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Communication Engineering) (Honours). Student Profile “I chose RMIT because I’m a hands-on person and needed a university that encourages my interests in the practical side of engineering as well as the theory. RMIT’s reputation for focusing on the practical implementation of technology, including field trips to communications companies, made it a perfect match for me. “One of the best things about my program is that classes are small enough to bounce ideas off your teachers and other students without them getting lost in the crowd. “When I’ve finished my program, I hope to go to Denmark on exchange and keep building my career as an audio-visual systems designer.” Dale Giancono Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering Learning techniques emphasise teamwork and peer-based learning. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 35 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH080 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................80.20 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh080 CITY CAMPUS Environmental engineers apply engineering concepts and technical skills to: — preserve the environment — minimise water, soil and air pollution — assess environmental impacts of engineering projects — develop remediation measures for environmental degradation — deliver sustainable solutions through engineering processes. This program allows you to specialise in civil, groundwater, or chemical engineering. Environmental engineers design systems to: — improve water quality — develop cleaner production technologies in agriculture — undertake rehabilitation of mining sites and contaminated land — work on land salinity problems — prepare environmental impact studies. Strong groundwater and hydrogeology is a focus of this program. What You Will Study Year One You will be introduced to basic skills in mathematics, environmental science, chemistry and engineering practices. Basic computer-aided design mapping skills are also introduced. In the geology courses, you will go on a number of site visits to develop skills in site investigations. Engineers Without Borders offers participation in a multidisciplinary project where you will work in teams and learn about environmental principles and sustainable design. Year Two A grounding in environmental engineering is offered through courses such as water engineering, urban systems of sustainable development, geological site investigations and pollution control. You will also begin selecting courses from your chosen major. Year Three You will learn about groundwater, land contamination and remediation, waste water treatment and recycling, and urban – exploring environmental design aspects of selected urban systems. Year Four You will participate in an individual, integrated workplace project within industry. You will explore the relationship between ethics and law in professional practice. In this program, learning activities are integrated with site visits to: — Queenscliff for the observation of geo-marine environments — Hazelwood Mines for land contamination courses — Western Water Treatment Plant to observe water treatment and recycling — Studley Park for geological site investigations. Laboratory-based activities cover mini-research projects. You will develop innovative solutions for waste products such as generating bio-gas from waste from water treatment plants, and using fly ash in water treatment. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. this allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career As an environmental engineer, you will find employment opportunities in the resources industry and land remediation areas. Graduates have a real opportunity to make a significant difference to the world: introducing sustainable practices to preserve the environment; remediating environmental disasters; and preparing the community for adverse effects of climate change. Graduates are currently employed in senior positions at VicRoads, the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and in many other organisations. Many environmental engineers work as consultants on a range of projects in Australia and overseas. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Opportunities RMIT environmental engineering students have the option to undertake a study tour to Paris entitled ‘Sustainable Cities’, and engage in a Vietnam research project. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Student Profile “I decided to study at RMIT University as it offers an awesome combination of theory and practical knowledge. It is the best university to be at to get you ready for work. “The lecturers are simply incredible. They find ways to incorporate practical knowledge alongside theoretical knowledge. They not only focus on what you can do, but also highlight any limitations you might come across when you are working because the work environment is very different to a university setting.” Dinesh Nijhawan Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours) 36 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours) double degree RMIT Code: BH096 .....................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................85.65 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh096 CITY CAMPUS This double degree combines the essential elements of environmental science (understanding the interactions in the environment) with environmental engineering (designing solutions to environmental problems). You will gain a thorough understanding of environmental processes, and have the ability to develop and implement waste minimisation and remediation strategies. You will also develop and implement environmental management systems, allowing you to contribute at the science/engineering interface. The program offers: — considerable hands-on experience with laboratory and field equipment — field trips as an integral part of the learning process — opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry. Why Double Up? As a graduate of the double degree in environmental science and environmental engineering, you are uniquely placed to obtain work in a variety of workplaces, having an understanding of the science together with the ability to design solutions. What You Will Study Year One You will concentrate on fundamentals in environmental science, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering. Year Two In the environmental science component, You will specialise in environmental biology or environmental chemistry. Engineering practice courses give you the opportunity to engage in a multidisciplinary project. Working in teams you will learn about environmental principles and sustainable design. Year Three You will gain a basic grounding in environmental engineering through courses in water engineering, urban systems of water supply, geological site investigations and pollution control. Geology courses develop skills in basic site investigations through site visits. Year Four You will undertake an environmental engineering project, and develop an understanding of groundwater resources, land contamination and wastewater treatment and recycling. You will also explore the impact of human activities on the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. You will continue to study your environmental science specialisation. Year Five In your final year, your focus will be on advanced topics in environmental analysis and engineering, including infrastructure planning. You will complete an independent science project, as well as studies in environmental ethics, policies and law. You will also undertake an individual work- integrated engineering project sourced from industry. Industry Connections You will take regular field trips in association with industry that involve teamwork and instrumentation. In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. You will also have an opportunity to undertake a team research project in Vietnam. Career Graduates with environmental science and environmental engineering qualifications are highly sought after. RMIT graduates are particularly employable because of the double degree program’s emphasis on real training and experiences. Graduates work in corporate or industrial sectors or government agencies. They can also work as consultants, designing innovative environmental products as well as resolving existing environmental problems through the application of their environmental science and engineering skills. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Those with sufficient chemistry may apply to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for membership. Global Opportunities RMIT environmental engineering students have the option to undertake a study tour to Paris entitled ‘Sustainable Cities’, and engage in a Vietnam research project. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Student Profile “I chose RMIT because I knew the practical learning would be a great way to get real insight into environmental science. Hands-on practice encourages you to learn quickly and make connections with the theoretical learning; while field trips have enriched my understanding in both ecology and environmental chemistry applications. “I’ve gained many skills in my degree so far; from being able to effectively work in a team on small scale engineering-based projects, to being out in the field using high-tech instruments to collect qualitative data on diverse water samples. “Throughout my studies I have volunteered as a mentor for international students with the Mates at RMIT program. In the summer break I also like to volunteer for various environmental groups to gain extra experience and skills that might help me in my studies and my future career.” Jessica Frasca Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours) double degree Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 37 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH076 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................78.30 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh076 CITY CAMPUS Sustainable systems engineering brings together the new technologies and innovative engineering approaches we need for sustainable global development. It strives to meet the needs of society within economic and ecological constraints. Climate change is a matter of national and international importance. Research has shown that the consumption of energy and other resources in human-developed systems such as cars and heaters need to be designed for sustainability. This is feeding a sharp global rise in demand for engineers who can develop sustainable systems. This program will help you learn how to protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. What You Will Study In the first two years of the program, you will focus on the development of a sustainable systems approach. This brings together the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design and engineering professional practice. In later years of the program you can take specialist elective courses in two streams: — Energy — Transport and logistics. These specialist streams provide you with the skills to work in the respective industries. This program links formal learning with workplace experience and maintains a continuous thread of systems thinking and sustainable design. You will graduate to design, implement and operate diverse processes that have minimal cost to industry, society and the environment. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Members of the Program Advisory Committee include senior engineers from major national companies and government and non-government organisations. The committee provides comments and advice on the program content. Career Meeting the future needs and challenges of sustainability will require a comprehensive design approach, with a focus on whole-of-system requirements, and an understanding of lifecycle. You will take a holistic approach to engineering the best-possible, compliance-driven sustainable solutions that present leading business opportunities. Graduates will find work in areas of energy, transport, logistics, sustainable product design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport systems and vehicles, manufacturing and logistics. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Opportunities This program introduces significant use of a work-integrated, environmental and experiential learning. Industry placement is built into the program, including international placement and exchanges with similar overseas programs. RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements between six and 12 months. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Sustainable Systems Engineering major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates with a GPA of less than 2.0 may apply, and if successful in gaining a place, may be eligible for exemptions. Student Profile “RMIT was an attractive choice as the undergraduate program in systems engineering encompasses sustainability design principles alongside studying mechanical and electrical engineering concepts. “This program gives engineering students the opportunity to develop a valuable skillset for the real world of engineering, encompassing complex problem-solving, research-driven development, team work and leadership.” George Coulloupas Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Sustainable Systems Engineering major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. RMIT’s renewable energy park will expose you to a wide range of energy conservation technologies. Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Take a holistic approach to engineering the best-possible, compliance-driven sustainable solutions. 38 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Sustainable Systems Engineering In a degree in sustainable systems engineering you will learn how to protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. To further broaden your skills, you can choose to combine your studies in a complementary area such as industrial design or business management. Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) double degree RMIT Code: BH100 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ................................................................................... 88.45 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh100 CITY CAMPUS This program combines the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and industrial design to give you a head start in the industry. In the sustainable systems engineering component you will learn holistic approaches to the design of sustainable technologies and engineering systems for global sustainable development. You will 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 the program is on developing innovative, original and ethical designers. A substantial capstone project is undertaken in the final year, providing 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. What You Will Study The program consists of core sustainable systems engineering and industrial design, along with elective courses from the two disciplines. The electives will help you develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you. Industrial design has four core study streams including: — Design studies and professional practice – explores the contemporary industrial design landscape, its histories, theories, methods and issues. — Communications – provides an exposure to methods of design visualisation and communication. — Technology – opens up the material, manufacturing and technological constructs of the practice. — Design studio – the central element of the curriculum, provides a diverse suite of applied, industry-linked and research-integrated design project experiences. Career Graduates will find work in areas of energy, transport, logistics, sustainable product design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport systems and vehicles, manufacturing and logistics. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH092 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ................................................................................... 86.45 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh092 CITY CAMPUS Combine the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and management to kick start your career. Sustainable systems engineering brings together the new technologies and innovative engineering approaches we need for sustainable global development. Management involves the planning, organising, coordination and direction of the resources of organisations. Managers draw on technical skills as diverse as accounting and organisational behaviour, and build on personal abilities including analysis and leadership. Most engineers move into management within five years of graduation. This double degree prepares you for this career transition. What You Will Study The program consists of core sustainable systems engineering and management courses, and elective courses from the two disciplines. The electives will help you develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you. Business management studies will focus on business skills, professional specialisations and business experience. Specialisations can include: — management — employment relations — accounting and finance — human resource management — marketing. Career This program offers specialisation in sustainability, specifically in areas of energy, transport and logistics. You will develop the professional capacity to address industry challenges related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport systems and vehicles, manufacturing, and logistics. Entry Requirements Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS). Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from these programs you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Professional Recognition These programs are provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of these programs will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 39 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH074 ....................................FT4* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................82.50 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh074 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* Automotive engineering is focused on the application of principles drawn from the sciences in order to develop economical and sustainable automotive designs or to solve automotive engineering problems. This program is an outcome of industry and student demand. It builds on a core program of mechanical engineering, offering specialist courses to ensure you graduate industry ready. It takes a global view and is increasingly environmental in outlook. The program has a focus on new technologies that benefit society (e.g. Google driverless cars, full-electric, hybrid power trains and fuel cells), and incorporates complete car design. * Years one and two are conducted at the City campus and years three and four at the Bundoora campus. What You Will Study The program covers the following courses: Vehicle Power Systems An introduction to the development, design, specification, and operation of internal combustion engines for mobile applications with a focus on traditional spark-ignited and diesel engines. It also covers alternative power plants and fuels. Sustainable Vehicle Design and Sustainable Automotive Manufacturing You will tackle and solve advanced engineering problems, particularly in the structural design and manufacturing of vehicles and automotive components. The course represents the basis for the analysis and solution of problems related to modern automotive sustainable design and manufacturing and advanced computer modelling techniques. Vehicle Handling and Control This covers performance prediction relatively early in the design process and identifies the conflicts in designing for optimal performance in different models. Vehicle Aerodynamics The emphasis is on solving aerodynamic problems using a balance of computation and experimental techniques. The growing influence of styling on body shape is approached from both an artistic and a scientific viewpoint. Vehicle Noise and Vibration You will learn about the nature of sound, effectively document human non-linear response to sound, understand the automotive body structure design for improved noise and vibration, and characterise the relationship between noise and vibration. You will also appreciate the difference between structure- borne and air-borne sources. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry based or simulates an industrial situation. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. You may choose to undertake a year-long industry placement position, commencing in the middle or at the end of third year, in either Australia or overseas with associated academic credit. You will gain valuable industrial experience that may lead to a full-time job upon completion of the program. This optional industry placement may lengthen the time needed to graduate by six or 12 months. Career Automotive engineers are employed by major car, truck and bus companies, as well as racing teams and parts manufacturers. Graduates from RMIT are working at Porsche, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler- Chrysler, Bosch and in F1 teams. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Opportunities ‘Globalisation’ is very much a buzzword in automotive engineering. Car companies are linking up around the world and mergers and takeovers are common. Many manufacturers produce vehicles for the world market. Engineers are increasingly expected to move around the world, and some manufacturers use Australia as the base for launching models into South East Asia. Reflecting this international theme, RMIT has strong links with universities and automotive companies worldwide. You can elect to take some courses in European universities, and student exchanges and industrial placements have taken place with Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK and the US. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) may also be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Student Profile “I’ve always been interested in modifying cars and motorcycles and being part of an ever-changing, competitive and challenging industry feels exciting to me. “I chose RMIT because it has a strong reputation for engineering, industry partners and the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP). It’s also one of few universities in Australia to offer a specifically tailored automotive engineering course. “This degree gives you the confidence to tackle real problems and the basic skills to solve them. It teaches you to think outside the box and to effectively communicate your findings and solutions. “I won the Automotive Engineering: Second Year Prize for Best Overall Achievement and hope to travel to Germany for work experience via the RIIERP program.” Oliver Herbst Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. 40 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH084 ....................................FT5* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................91.75 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh084 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This double degree will give you automotive engineering and management expertise, preparing you for leadership roles in the automotive and related industries. In order to be successful in your career in automotive engineering and management, the relevant scientific knowledge and basic skills must be learned. The Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) will ensure you’re adept in core mechanical and automotive engineering. The Bachelor of Business (Management) prepares you to manage contemporary organisations within complex and changing economic and social conditions. Why Double Up? Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system – one often associated with large engineering projects. * Years one and two are conducted at the City campus and years three, four and five are conducted at both the City and Bundoora campuses. What You Will Study This degree consists of core automotive engineering and management courses, and elective courses from the two disciplines. Electives will allow you to develop specialist skills and enhance your learning in areas of particular interest. Automotive electives include: — computer-aided engineering — vehicle aerodynamics — vehicle noise and vibration. Industry Connections In the final year of study you will undertake a major project that is either industry based or simulates an industrial situation. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. RMIT’s strong industry partnerships provide valuable connections and directly influence our programs. Programs and teaching are shaped by an industry- led Program Advisory Committee. This ensures you will always be learning the skills that are most relevant and in-demand in the workplace. Career Graduates find roles in: — transport — petrochemicals — energy supply — building services — defence forces — governments — general engineering consulting. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Opportunities RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months. There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Get involved in the RMIT Racing teams. Develop team work skills through project-based learning. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 41 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH070 ....................................FT4* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................86.05 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh070 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* Mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems. Mechanical engineers apply a wide range of knowledge of materials, structures, energy and management to solve technical problems. As a mechanical engineer you will design, analyse and improve a diverse range of products such as refrigerators, washing machines, solar water heaters, pumps, engines, compressors, wind turbines and air-conditioning systems. * Years one and two are conducted at the City campus and years three and four at the Bundoora campus. What You Will Study In the first three years, you will study basic mechanical engineering and science courses aimed at developing competence in essential analytical problem-solving skills and design capabilities. These courses support the development of leadership skills, initiative, self-reliance, personal and group organisation skills, and encourage a sense of group responsibility and accountability. As you progress, you will tailor your program by specialising in the general field of mechanical engineering or other areas such as manufacturing, automotive or computing. The program offers specialisations around: — computer-aided engineering and design — industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics — energy conservation and renewable energy — mechatronics, dynamics and control. The program has a strong focus on applying design and analysis skills to specific industry problems. Professional practice courses will introduce you to: — report writing and other communication skills — work modules on organisations — ethics — design and build activities — project management — occupational health and safety — sustainability. This program has a common core with the automotive engineering degree for the first four semesters. Some specialist electives are shared. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career Job opportunities exist in: — the design, manufacture and testing of Australian-built cars — the design, specification and installation of large air conditioning systems — the design of materials handling systems in the packaging and mining industries — power generation — construction and maintenance in the petrochemical industry — the design of Victoria’s trains — 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 in Australia and overseas. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. As a graduate of this degree, you may also be eligible to join professional bodies relevant to your area of specialisation. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points) into the program. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) may also be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years. Student Profile “I was a qualified mechanical engineer in Japan but wanted to become qualified in Australia. “As part of my degree, I completed 12 weeks’ vacation work at Ultralift Australia as a mechanical designer, working on a mobile TV trolley. This provided me with real working experience within a busy environment and in particular, I learned how to manage and prioritise my workload. “I’ve also been heavily involved in the RMIT Racing team. We design and produce a Formula 1 prototype while learning project management, manufacturing, technical and professional skills. Being part of the team has also given me exposure to industry-standard software such as CATIA, a 3D design software.” Yuichi Tsuruma Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Mechanical major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 42 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Double Degrees in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems. To further broaden your skills, you can choose to combine your studies in a complementary discipline such as biotechnology or business management. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) double degree RMIT Code: BH090 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................90.90 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh090 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This double degree program delivers core and elective mechanical engineering and biotechnology courses and prepares you to meet technical and professional challenges in the new biotechnology industry. You will develop design, creativity and intellectual discipline skills and be ready to practise as a high-level engineer in the field of mechanical engineering. You will also be equipped with skills in genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, molecular agriculture, bioinformatics, and regulatory, ethical and legal issues in biotechnology. This double degree program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of engineers working at the interface of mechanical engineering and biotechnology. As a graduate of this program you will be well equipped to deal with technical and professional challenges in this growing area. * Years 1, 2 and 3 are conducted on the City campus and years 4 and 5 are conducted on the Bundoora campus. The biotechnology component is studied on the City campus. What You Will Study This double degree program contains core mechanical engineering and biotechnology courses. Professional practice courses will introduce you to report writing and communication skills, organisations, ethics, design and build activities, project management, occupational health and safety and sustainability. Career Upon graduation you will be well equipped to deal with the technical and professional challenges in the growing interface area of mechanical engineering and biotechnology. Careers are available in design, manufacturing and testing in government and commercial organisations. Significant opportunities are anticipated in processing industries including fermentation, food, cell products and vaccines, both in Australia and overseas. Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Management) double degree RMIT Code: BH089 ...............................................................................FT5 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ....................................................................................89.35 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh089 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This program combines mechanical engineering with business skills so you will be prepared for entrepreneurial and managerial roles in industry. Management involves the planning, organising, coordination and direction of the resources of organisations. Managers draw on technical skills as diverse as accounting and organisational behaviour, and build on personal abilities including analysis and leadership. Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in complex organisational and economic systems – often associated with large engineering projects. * Years one and two are conducted at the City campus and years three to five are conducted at the Bundoora campus. The management component is studied at the City campus for all five years. What You Will Study The program consists of core mechanical engineering and management courses, and elective courses from the two disciplines. The electives will help you develop specialist skills in areas of particular interest to you. Career Job opportunities exist for graduates within the automotive and transport industries; petrochemical and mineral processing industries; energy supply; building services; defence forces; government; or general engineering and consultancy organisations. This double degree will propel you into management roles soon after graduation. Entry Requirements Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English; and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS). Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Professional Recognition These programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 43 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) double degree RMIT Code: BH093 .................................. FT5* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ......................................... 92.80 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh093 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This mechanical engineering and industrial design program gives you the technical and creative skills to engage at a professional level with the design and development of advanced manufactured products. Industrial design links industry and economy with people, culture, society and environment. Mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems. Why Double Up? The combined degrees will allow integration of these highly complementary disciplines. * Years one and two are conducted on the City campus, third year is primarily at the City campus with some Bundoora attendance and years four and five are conducted on the Bundoora campus with year five having some City attendance. What You Will Study This double degree program consists of core mechanical engineering and industrial design courses, and elective mechanical engineering courses. Core courses include engineering science and industrial design. The professional practice courses you will cover include report writing and communication skills, organisations, ethics, design and build activities, project management, occupational health and safety, and sustainability. You can choose mechanical engineering electives in: — computer-aided engineering and design — industrial aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics — energy conservation and renewable energy — mechatronics, dynamics and control. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career Graduates can work in mechanical and industrial design areas such as biomedical, automotive and electro-mechanical product design. Professional Recognition This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Note: the single Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Global Connections RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements between six and 12 months. There are also opportunities to study overseas through Education Abroad. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks There are selection tasks for this program. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Communify by Glen Tay. ResQ (emergency medical equipment) by Oliver Whittaker. 44 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) RMIT Code: C6130 ......................................FT2 – V T National Course Code: MEM60112 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6130 CITY CAMPUS In this program, you will learn advanced technical and managerial concepts. You will gain the skills to work in the mechanical and manufacturing industries as a technical officer or engineering supervisor/manager within small, medium and large enterprises, as well as the defence forces. What You Will Study This program covers engineering skills and knowledge including drafting, computer-aided design (CAD), and use of hand and power tools, computer numerical control machining and manufacturing processes. You will learn skills in basic machining operations and fabrication tasks, as well as learning how to select, set up and use a range of test equipment for prototyping. You will also be introduced to engineering mathematics, scientific principles, and materials engineering. You may also learn to apply computer- aided manufacturing (CAM) processes and programming. Specialist areas include: — 3D computer-aided drafting and solid modelling — advanced statics and dynamics — design of machinery — project and quality management — strength of materials — thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Industry Connections This program has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which strongly links the program industry developments. It provides regular feedback on the program and the changing needs of industry. Career After graduating from this program, you will have the necessary skills to be employed as a technical officer/engineering assistant, supervisor or manager. You may work in offices, technical laboratories, workshops or manufacturing plants. Mechanical and manufacturing paraprofessional engineers: — assist professional engineers in mechanical design — supervise and manage manufacturing and assembly plants — construct, operate and maintain machines — maintain mechanical equipment, mechanical installations, and mechanical facilities. Professional Recognition This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Australia is one of eight countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates with this qualification will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Entry Requirements Prerequisites None. Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates who are successful in gaining a place may be eligible to apply for exemptions of one-and-a-half years from the following degrees: — Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours) — Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours). Student Profile “RMIT’s reputation as one of the best universities in Australia for technological disciplines made my decision to come here easy. “My program has been great because it has taught me skills that will enable me to find work in a range of industries and roles, from designing new materials to overseeing quality control. “Following my advanced diploma, I’m looking forward to studying a degree-level program at RMIT as I work towards my goal of working for a big engineering company as a designer or manager.” Alula Futasa Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical) Modern facilities like the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct facilitate learning. Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 45 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH068 ....................................FT4* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................82.05 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh068 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* As a manufacturing and mechatronics engineer, you can work in the automotive, aerospace, marine, food, logistics, mining and service industries. You will be at the heart of designing systems and equipment that can turn raw material into finished products. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary engineering area involving mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, computer systems and information technology. Manufacturing engineering examines the development and planning of production processes and equipment. Mechatronics engineering involves the development of hardware (such as robots and high-speed automated machines) to execute those plans. * Years one and two are conducted at the City campus and years three and four are conducted at the Bundoora campus. What You Will Study This program has a multidisciplinary core curriculum designed for four years of study, with three elective courses in the program. Years One and Two You will: — learn general, analytical and problem-solving skills — gain design capabilities — undertake professional practice — study introductory mechatronics. Years Three and Four You will deepen your knowledge in mechatronics engineering by studying automatic control, high- speed automation, product design for automation, advanced robotics systems, and performing computer simulation and analysis of manufacturing systems, process design and inventory control. Advanced manufacturing and mechatronics engineering studies are designed to reflect current industry requirements and include: — mechatronics, including robotics and control — high-speed automation — manufacturing management — advanced material and properties. The program has an analytical focus with opportunities to work in design and development teams, as is expected in many industries. Emphasis is placed on the need to view a manufacturing system as being made up of people, machines and information – the flow of which must be controlled to produce internationally competitive solutions. Specialised studies include computer- aided manufacturing, quality management, mechatronic design and advanced robotics. The program shares many elective studies with mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career Opportunities for advanced manufacturing and mechatronics engineers are as diverse as the manufacturing industry itself. Areas of employment include: — the automotive industry — the aerospace industry — computer manufacturing — the process industry (for high-speed automation) — food and beverage manufacturing — engineering and management consultancies. You will be qualified to take up a diverse range of positions as a product design engineer and process engineer, facilities manager, production planner and quality engineer, or automation specialist. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Opportunities RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career and increase your professional mobility. Opportunities are available for final year students to carry out a work placement overseas with industry partners. For final year projects there is also the option to link with multinational organisations such as ABB, Festo, Toyota, FAPM companies, Cadbury, NI and SAGE. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics major) who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater are guaranteed entry with two years’ exemption (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology (Mechanical) may be eligible to apply for exemptions. Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems Student Profile “I chose RMIT because I liked the idea of being able to see practical applications of knowledge. There’s a lot of project-based learning in the degree, which allows for greater skill development. Interacting with industry helps to foster an understanding of where we are heading and what’s expected of us as professional engineers. “At RMIT, I’ve developed confidence in my ability to tackle problems and learn new topics. I’ve also gained valuable skills around working as part of a group and solving problems together.” Alex Ware Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours) Pathways to Engineering The Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics major) provides a pathway into this program. See page 7 for full details. 46 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (International Business) double degree RMIT Code: BH086 ....................................FT5* – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ...........................................89.15 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh086 CITY AND BUNDOORA CAMPUSES* This five-year double degree combines the latest in mechatronics technologies, systems engineering and additive manufacturing with international business studies and high-level financial and economic analysis. You will be able to design and manufacture mechanical devices and provide solutions, with the business know-how to succeed in the international market. You will learn to design, build and operate smart systems in aerospace, automotive, food processing and electronics industries and oversee the development of large-scale, global manufacturing facilities. With the Bachelor of Business (International Business) You will be able to perform high-level financial and economic analyses with a global perspective. * Years one, two and three are conducted at the City campus and years four and five are shared between the City and Bundoora campuses. What You Will Study Year One You will study a mix of courses in basic engineering sciences and business principles. Years Two and Three You will complete courses in areas such as electronics, computing, mechatronics, supply chain and marketing. Year Four You will cover some of the details of engineering systems, learn processes and capabilities required to work as an engineering professional, and build management skills for leading large-scale operations. Year Five The main focus is your final year capstone project which allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of creating new mechatronics systems and apply your business knowledge to explore new markets for your innovation. Industry Connections In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem. In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms. Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree. Career Graduates with engineering and international business skills will advance their careers quickly and may find work in multinational companies as executives in supply chain and procurement. Engineering-related roles include project manager, production manager and director of operations. Professional Recognition This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord. Global Connections RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career and increase your professional mobility. Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, RMIT’s International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months. Student exchange programs are available with overseas universities such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Gain practical experience through fun projects, such as the Robotic Soccer Competition. You will get hands-on, practical experience with an engineering qualification from RMIT University. RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct is equipped with the latest technology. Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems 47 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Bachelor of Science (Surveying) (Honours) RMIT Code: BH116 .....................................FT4 – V T 2015 Clearly-in ATAR: ..........................................75.10 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh116 CITY CAMPUS Surveyors are masters of measurement. Whether they’re locating a property boundary or setting out a high-rise building, today’s surveyors use advanced equipment and specialised software to determine the accurate position of features on Earth. Surveyors use the latest equipment to perform a variety of measurement surveys. They use robotic laser instruments to observe and record surveys, distances are electronically measured with light beams, and position is fixed using satellite positioning technology (GPS). Surveyors play a major role in land development, from the planning and design of land subdivision, through to the final construction of the roads, utilities, and landscape planning. They also play an important part in the construction industry providing detailed design plans for the subsequent construction of roads, freeways, tunnels, bridges, pipelines and high-rise buildings. Some surveyors work with mining companies on exploration, mining development and mining operations. Other surveyors specialise in hydrographical surveys working with automated position and sounding equipment on survey ships to map the ocean floor. Surveying is an exciting career often involving travel and includes a mix of outdoor and indoor work. The profession requires attention to detail and a precise mind. This program is built on a strong link between theory and practice. While there is a sound theoretical base, most subjects incorporate extensive practical work to build skills as well as knowledge. Surveying is a specialised discipline, so you enjoy the advantage of small class sizes, focused content and staff who are easily accessible. Surveyors must have a thorough knowledge of algebra, basic calculus, geometry and trigonometry. They must also know the laws that deal with surveys, property and contracts. In addition, they must be able to use delicate instruments with accuracy and precision. What You Will Study RMIT offers the only undergraduate surveying program in Victoria. In the early years of the program, you will study the fundamentals of measurement science, cartography and spatial information science (GIS). Other fundamental skills in mathematics, statistics and physics are also covered. In later years, more specialised studies are offered in geodesy, map projections, spatial analysis, remote sensing, image analysis and professional practice. Specialised studies in cadastral and engineering surveying, GPS and advanced adjustment methods are central components of the program. Field camps are held in the second and third years to reinforce the theoretical learning and allow you to exercise your knowledge of real-world problems. Practical work is based on industry-standard software and hardware, the same tools you will find in the workplace. You will have ample opportunities to develop skills and experience with these tools. Learning support includes a first year transition program, academic coordinators for each year level and an active Geospatial Science Student Association. There is also a dedicated field station at Yarra Bend Park to support practical work. Industry Connections Many RMIT activities are guided by industry. For example, you will undertake an exercise based on the Yarra Bend Park Strategy Plan. You will survey an area of the park, then model, design and illustrate an amphitheatre to suit the local environment. In addition, you will carry out a final year research project that is industry-approved and reflects current best practice. You’re also expected to complete 60 days’ work experience during your program. This is usually in the form of paid employment during vacation periods or as a part-time employee. RMIT can sometimes assist you to find a placement. Career Career opportunities for surveyors have grown dramatically in recent years and are forecast to keep growing. Surveyors work on all sorts of projects in all sorts of places – from land development and construction in the city to mining in the outback and offshore. They are also well paid and are often able to travel the world. Some surveyors work mainly outdoors in the field, while others spend more time in the office. The best courses in surveying provide a strong link between theory and practice and provide ample opportunities for practical work. It is typical for graduates to be employed in small-and medium-sized consultancy businesses, in the mining sector and in government agencies. In recent years, graduate employment has approached 100 per cent and there is an ongoing shortage of suitably qualified surveyors. Many graduates enter a Professional Training Agreement and become licensed surveyors. For more information visit: — www.surveying.org.au — www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au — www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au — www.sssi.org.au. Professional Recognition The Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) is accredited by the Surveyors Board of Victoria. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Institution of Surveyors Victoria and the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute. The program has international accreditation with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, which has representation in more than 100 countries world- wide. Global Opportunities RMIT students can study for one or more semesters at an overseas institution through the Education Abroad program at more than 120 partner universities. Entry Requirements Prerequisites Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Selection Tasks Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online if they wish other information to be considered. Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection requirements. Pathways Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Surveying may be eligible to apply for exemptions. Student Profile “Working as a surveyor in my gap year I felt that I had finally found a job I enjoyed. Through my studies at RMIT, I now have a solid background in the theory behind the skills I had developed on the job. This has given me increased confidence and a greater level of professionalism in my work. “The degree provides relevant practical experiences that are similar to the workplace while offering the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of spatial theory and access to professional practice training. “Surveying is great if you like a combination of indoor and outdoor work. It also offers good salaries, high graduate employment rates and the ability to work on a large variety of projects.” Jon Allemand Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours) Surveying and Geospatial Sciences 48 LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied LEGEND V – VTAC | D – RMIT Direct | S – RMIT School | T – Selection task | FT – Full-time (years) | PT – Part-time (years) | PTA – Part-time available | N/A – Not available | RC – A range of selection criteria applied Certificate and Diplomas in Surveying Surveying is based on the collection, management and presentation of information related to surveying, mapping and geographical information systems. It is an integral part of local, state and national land management programs, building and construction projects, environmental studies, navigational systems and monitoring of emergency situations. A career in surveying will see you use the latest software and equipment, balancing computer work with time away from the desk to enjoy the outdoors and to go to places most people will never see. Certificate IV in Surveying RMIT Code: C4336 .......................................PT1 – D National Course Code: CPP40112 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4336 CITY CAMPUS Learn how to use surveying technologies and software to capture, process and present electronic data, and gain practical experience with industry-standard equipment. What You Will Study You will learn how to collect and interpret spatial data in various forms and operate surveying equipment. You will become experienced in the field and be able to organise field services, equipment and supplies. You will learn how to use spatial software applications to prepare and present GIS data and produce computer-aided drawings. You will also learn important skills including implementing risk management systems, and developing environmentally sustainable practices. Career Graduates are employed in the spatial information industry as assistants to land surveyors, survey technicians, GIS/GPS operators or as computer draftspersons. They initially work in areas such as land management, civil and structural engineering, or asset management for local government or mining companies. Entry Requirements None. Diploma of Surveying RMIT Code: C5320 .................................. FT1 – V T National Course Code: CPP50112 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5320 CITY CAMPUS Extend your career with increased engagement with digital technologies and surveying tools that map and display information drawn from multiple databases. What You Will Study In this program you will further your skills to be able to conduct an advanced GNSS data collection and set-out survey, create engineering drawings and perform advanced surveying computations. You will learn how to conduct geodetic surveying including how to perform geodetic surveying computations. You will develop industry specific skills including how to undertake site surveys and set-out procedures for building projects, compile and check survey plans, and develop a subdivision survey design for local government approval. You will become more experienced with data and be able to manipulate and analyse GIS data and use complex spreadsheets. As part of your assessment, you will conduct an engineering surveying project. Career Work is available in areas including land management, civil and structural engineering, and asset management for local government or mining companies. Entry Requirements None. Advanced Diploma of Surveying RMIT Code: C6129 .................................. FT1 – V T National Course Code: CPP60312 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c6129 CITY CAMPUS Gain the skills and knowledge to tackle surveying problems as a field party leader. What You Will Study This program builds on the diploma and will see you using surveying technologies and software and take part in land development exercises. You will also learn cadastral surveying. Throughout this program, you will develop the capacity to conduct an advanced global navigation satellite system (GNSS) control survey and monitor complex engineering surveying structures. You will design a spatial project plan and learn how to apply quality control measures to the spatial information services industry. As part of this program, you will undertake a major project taking on the role of a surveying party leader. You will conduct research into an issue and present your findings. You will be able to liaise with employers to develop and deliver this project. Career Graduates of the advanced diploma can work in areas such as land management, civil and structural engineering, or asset management for local government or mining companies. Entry Requirements Diploma of Surveying. Industry Connections Industry exposure is offered through regular seminars with guest speakers and opportunities to take part in simulated spatial science and survey activities at our Yarra Bend Park field station. RMIT has strong partnerships with the surveying industry through our Industry Advisory Committee and regular visits to workplaces to receive feedback on the industry’s training needs. RMIT also hosts industry events for the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute and the Surveying Taskforce and the Land Surveying Commission of the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute. For diploma and advanced diploma students, RMIT encourages you to work part-time in industry while studying. Professional Recognition As a RMIT student, you will be eligible for student membership the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute and the Institution of Surveyors Victoria. Surveying and Geospatial Sciences 49 How to Apply Current Year 12 Students If you are a current Year 12 student applying for Semester 1, you must apply through VTAC for all programs except some that are certifi cate III and below, which may require you to submit an RMIT school-based application. Non-Year 12 Students If you are a non-Year 12 student applying for Semester 1, you must apply for degrees and associate degrees through VTAC but have the choice of applying for certifi cate IV, diploma and advanced diplomas either through VTAC or direct to RMIT. Please select one application method only. RMIT Students and Recent Graduates Current RMIT students and recent graduates can fast-track their application for a new program by applying direct to RMIT as an internal applicant. How to Apply by Program and Student Type Semester 1 Current Year 12 Students Non-Year 12 Students RMIT Students or Recent Graduates Degrees and associate degrees VTAC application VTAC application Direct application Certifi cate IV, diploma, advanced diploma VTAC application VTAC or direct application Direct application Certifi cate III and below* RMIT school-based application RMIT school-based application RMIT school-based application *Some certifi cate III and below programs are administered by direct application. This will be explained in the individual program information available at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us . Before applying for a program at RMIT, refer to the program information available at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us. All the information you need to apply is at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit Study Scores Study scores listed in this guide are subject to change. Applicants should refer to VTAC for specifi c prerequisites and study scores. May 2015 1 Mid-year intake opens 31 Closing date for mid-year timely applications* August 2015 3 VTAC applications open 9 Direct applications open for degree and diploma programs (Semester 1, 2016 intake) September 2015 30 Closing date for VTAC timely applications^ October 2015 6 Closing date for VTAC SEAS applications^ 31 Closing date for direct applications – selected certifi cate and diploma programs* November 2015 6 Closing date for VTAC late applications^ 23 Change of Preference opens December 2015 1 Closing date for direct applications – selected degree, certifi cate and diploma programs (timely)* 4 Closing date for VTAC very late applications^ 14 VCE results and ATAR released^ 21 VTAC Change of Preference closes^ January 2016 18 Round 1 offers available through VTAC^ February 2016 4 Round 2 offers available through VTAC^ May 2016 1 Midyear intake opens 31 Closing date for midyear timely applications* ^VTAC dates were in draft status at the time of printing and are subject to change. *Applications will continue to be accepted for programs that still have places available. Important Dates Selection Tasks Many programs at RMIT have selection tasks as part of the selection process, such as: — an interview — a test — a folio — a supplementary form or pre-selection kit. It is very important that you carefully read any instructions to complete a program’s selection tasks. Selection tasks are listed under programs on the VTAC or the RMIT websites. Failure to complete these tasks by the date specifi ed will jeopardise entry into a program. Mid-year Entry (Semester 2) To apply for mid-year entry for any program other than a certifi cate III (degree, associate degree, certifi cate IV, diploma and advanced diploma), you need to submit a direct application to RMIT. To apply for mid-year entry for a certifi cate III program, you need to submit an RMIT school-based application. Not all RMIT programs will accept applications for mid-year entry. A list of programs accepting mid-year applications is published in May on the RMIT website. RMIT Experience Days Years 10 , 11 and 12 students can attend free events and engage in hands-on workshops in a range of different interest areas while experiencing life on campus. Visit www.rmit.edu.au/ experiencedays for more information on RMIT’s Experience Day School Holiday programs. Fees Explained Tuition Fees for Certifi cates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas The tuition fees you pay depend on whether you are offered a state government subsidised place or a full-fee place, based on the eligibility criteria. Victorian Government Subsidised Places For eligible students, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Tuition fees for a government subsidised place vary according to each program. For a full list of program fees for a government subsidised place visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/vocational/govtsub. You will be offered a government subsidised place if you meet the eligibility criteria based on your citizenship, age, prior education, the number of programs you are studying in the current year and the number of government subsidised programs you have commenced in your lifetime at each level. Check your eligibility using the eligibility calculator at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/vocational/eligibility. If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you will be required to provide documentation to establish your eligibility. You will be enrolled according to how qualifi cations are defi ned in the relevant industry training package. This may impact on your eligibility for a government subsidised place for individual qualifi cations. For more information about enrolment in certifi cate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifi cations and eligibility for a government subsidised place visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ apply/vocational/eligibility. RMIT University’s RTO Code is 3046. Fee Concession You may be entitled to a concession on your tuition fees if you are in a government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria. For more information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/vocational/concession. Full-Fee Places If you do not meet the criteria for a government subsidised place, then you will be offered a full-fee place (FFP). Tuition fees for an FFP vary according to each program. For a full list of program fees for FFPs visit www.rmit.edu.au/ programs/fees/vocational/fullfee. Financial assistance may be available through the VET FEE-HELP scheme. VET FEE-HELP VET FEE-HELP is an optional loan scheme available to assist eligible students enrolling in an eligible diploma, advanced diploma, full-fee vocational graduate certifi cate or vocational graduate diploma program. If you are a full-fee paying student, a loan fee of 20% will be added to your VET FEE-HELP loan. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/vetfee-help . Fee information relates to 2015 and should only be used as a guide. Fees are set on an annual basis and may be subject to change each calendar year. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees Tuition Fees for Degrees and Associate Degrees Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) A Commonwealth supported place is a place at university where the tuition fee is jointly paid by you and the Australian Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program. For more information about what fees you will pay in 2015 visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees. The Australian Government has announced changes to funding of CSPs. These may affect the proportion of the fee paid by student contribution from 2016. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/highered and www.studyassist.gov.au. HECS-HELP You may be eligible to defer payment of the student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme if you are an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa. You must pay your student contribution up front if you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (other than Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder). For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/hecs-help. Full-Fee Places Students in full-fee places are required to pay a tuition fee that covers the full tuition costs of their program. Financial assistance may be available through the FEE-HELP scheme. The tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted on an annual basis. Visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees for more information. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is an optional loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. To learn more about FEE-HELP visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/fee-help . Other Fees In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged a student services and amenities fee (SSAF). Eligible higher education students will be able to defer payment of the fee through SA-HELP. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/ssaf. You may also be required to purchase items related to your program, including fi eld trips, specifi ed textbooks and equipment. These material fees are not compulsory and students may choose to purchase these items independently. These expenses vary from program to program. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/other. Rachel Cassar, RMIT Equity Travel Grant Recipient Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Scholarships RMIT is committed to enriching and transforming your world. We award more than 2000 scholarships worth millions of dollars each year across a wide range of interest areas. RMIT scholarships provide more than just fi nancial assistance or recognition of academic excellence. We create opportunities that enable you to pursue your dreams. Apply for one of these scholarships and make your overseas study ambitions come true, just like RMIT Equity Travel Grant recipient, Rachel Cassar. www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships 50 How to Apply Current Year 12 Students If you are a current Year 12 student applying for Semester 1, you must apply through VTAC for all programs except some that are certifi cate III and below, which may require you to submit an RMIT school-based application. Non-Year 12 Students If you are a non-Year 12 student applying for Semester 1, you must apply for degrees and associate degrees through VTAC but have the choice of applying for certifi cate IV, diploma and advanced diplomas either through VTAC or direct to RMIT. Please select one application method only. RMIT Students and Recent Graduates Current RMIT students and recent graduates can fast-track their application for a new program by applying direct to RMIT as an internal applicant. How to Apply by Program and Student Type Semester 1 Current Year 12 Students Non-Year 12 Students RMIT Students or Recent Graduates Degrees and associate degrees VTAC application VTAC application Direct application Certifi cate IV, diploma, advanced diploma VTAC application VTAC or direct application Direct application Certifi cate III and below* RMIT school-based application RMIT school-based application RMIT school-based application *Some certifi cate III and below programs are administered by direct application. This will be explained in the individual program information available at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us . Before applying for a program at RMIT, refer to the program information available at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us. All the information you need to apply is at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit Study Scores Study scores listed in this guide are subject to change. Applicants should refer to VTAC for specifi c prerequisites and study scores. May 2015 1 Mid-year intake opens 31 Closing date for mid-year timely applications* August 2015 3 VTAC applications open 9 Direct applications open for degree and diploma programs (Semester 1, 2016 intake) September 2015 30 Closing date for VTAC timely applications^ October 2015 6 Closing date for VTAC SEAS applications^ 31 Closing date for direct applications – selected certifi cate and diploma programs* November 2015 6 Closing date for VTAC late applications^ 23 Change of Preference opens December 2015 1 Closing date for direct applications – selected degree, certifi cate and diploma programs (timely)* 4 Closing date for VTAC very late applications^ 14 VCE results and ATAR released^ 21 VTAC Change of Preference closes^ January 2016 18 Round 1 offers available through VTAC^ February 2016 4 Round 2 offers available through VTAC^ May 2016 1 Midyear intake opens 31 Closing date for midyear timely applications* ^VTAC dates were in draft status at the time of printing and are subject to change. *Applications will continue to be accepted for programs that still have places available. Important Dates Selection Tasks Many programs at RMIT have selection tasks as part of the selection process, such as: — an interview — a test — a folio — a supplementary form or pre-selection kit. It is very important that you carefully read any instructions to complete a program’s selection tasks. Selection tasks are listed under programs on the VTAC or the RMIT websites. Failure to complete these tasks by the date specifi ed will jeopardise entry into a program. Mid-year Entry (Semester 2) To apply for mid-year entry for any program other than a certifi cate III (degree, associate degree, certifi cate IV, diploma and advanced diploma), you need to submit a direct application to RMIT. To apply for mid-year entry for a certifi cate III program, you need to submit an RMIT school-based application. Not all RMIT programs will accept applications for mid-year entry. A list of programs accepting mid-year applications is published in May on the RMIT website. RMIT Experience Days Years 10 , 11 and 12 students can attend free events and engage in hands-on workshops in a range of different interest areas while experiencing life on campus. Visit www.rmit.edu.au/ experiencedays for more information on RMIT’s Experience Day School Holiday programs. Fees Explained Tuition Fees for Certifi cates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas The tuition fees you pay depend on whether you are offered a state government subsidised place or a full-fee place, based on the eligibility criteria. Victorian Government Subsidised Places For eligible students, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Tuition fees for a government subsidised place vary according to each program. For a full list of program fees for a government subsidised place visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/vocational/govtsub. You will be offered a government subsidised place if you meet the eligibility criteria based on your citizenship, age, prior education, the number of programs you are studying in the current year and the number of government subsidised programs you have commenced in your lifetime at each level. Check your eligibility using the eligibility calculator at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/vocational/eligibility. If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you will be required to provide documentation to establish your eligibility. You will be enrolled according to how qualifi cations are defi ned in the relevant industry training package. This may impact on your eligibility for a government subsidised place for individual qualifi cations. For more information about enrolment in certifi cate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifi cations and eligibility for a government subsidised place visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/ apply/vocational/eligibility. RMIT University’s RTO Code is 3046. Fee Concession You may be entitled to a concession on your tuition fees if you are in a government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria. For more information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/vocational/concession. Full-Fee Places If you do not meet the criteria for a government subsidised place, then you will be offered a full-fee place (FFP). Tuition fees for an FFP vary according to each program. For a full list of program fees for FFPs visit www.rmit.edu.au/ programs/fees/vocational/fullfee. Financial assistance may be available through the VET FEE-HELP scheme. VET FEE-HELP VET FEE-HELP is an optional loan scheme available to assist eligible students enrolling in an eligible diploma, advanced diploma, full-fee vocational graduate certifi cate or vocational graduate diploma program. If you are a full-fee paying student, a loan fee of 20% will be added to your VET FEE-HELP loan. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/vetfee-help . Fee information relates to 2015 and should only be used as a guide. Fees are set on an annual basis and may be subject to change each calendar year. www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees Tuition Fees for Degrees and Associate Degrees Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) A Commonwealth supported place is a place at university where the tuition fee is jointly paid by you and the Australian Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program. For more information about what fees you will pay in 2015 visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees. The Australian Government has announced changes to funding of CSPs. These may affect the proportion of the fee paid by student contribution from 2016. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/highered and www.studyassist.gov.au. HECS-HELP You may be eligible to defer payment of the student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme if you are an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa. You must pay your student contribution up front if you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (other than Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder). For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/hecs-help. Full-Fee Places Students in full-fee places are required to pay a tuition fee that covers the full tuition costs of their program. Financial assistance may be available through the FEE-HELP scheme. The tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted on an annual basis. Visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees for more information. FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is an optional loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. To learn more about FEE-HELP visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/fee-help . Other Fees In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged a student services and amenities fee (SSAF). Eligible higher education students will be able to defer payment of the fee through SA-HELP. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/ssaf. You may also be required to purchase items related to your program, including fi eld trips, specifi ed textbooks and equipment. These material fees are not compulsory and students may choose to purchase these items independently. These expenses vary from program to program. For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/other. Rachel Cassar, RMIT Equity Travel Grant Recipient Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Scholarships RMIT is committed to enriching and transforming your world. We award more than 2000 scholarships worth millions of dollars each year across a wide range of interest areas. RMIT scholarships provide more than just fi nancial assistance or recognition of academic excellence. We create opportunities that enable you to pursue your dreams. Apply for one of these scholarships and make your overseas study ambitions come true, just like RMIT Equity Travel Grant recipient, Rachel Cassar. www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships 51 Further information Info Corner 330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street) Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel. +61 3 9925 2260 www.rmit.edu.au/infocorner This guide is designed for Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia Further information for international/ non-residents of Australia RMIT International Tel. +61 3 8676 7047 (within Australia: 1800 998 414) Email: isu@rmit.edu.au www.rmit.edu.au/international Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the RMIT University website before lodging your application. Prepared April 2015. RMIT University CRICOS Provider Code: 00122A. 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