International Automotive Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #247 (QS) ,
Gain the skills to be a technological leader capable of managing innovation in both automotive design and manufacturing settings.

About

Designed to meet the needs of the global automotive industry, you’ll develop the skills to take a leading role in automotive engineering design, manufacturing and testing using contemporary engineering methods and computational and experimental tools.

You have the flexibility to specialise in either advanced automotive design and development or automotive manufacturing.

You will use advanced computer-aided engineering software such as LS-DYNA and Abaqus and gain hands-on experience in several state-of-the-art experimental facilities, including the full-scale Vehicle Wind Tunnel, Green Engines Research Laboratory and Vehicle NVH Laboratory.

The program has a focus on sustainable design and manufacturing practices based on the entire life cycle (from 'cradle to grave') of vehicles. This incorporates the design for disposal and recycle, disassembly, life cycle assessment, alternative fuels and powertrains, and light structures.

You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the product life cycle and systems design of modern automobiles and associated technologies. This understanding is developed through project-based learning involving real-life problems in cooperation with industry both locally and internationally.

You will have the opportunity to do work experience in multinational companies, enhancing your employment opportunities in the global job market. There are also exchange opportunities between RMIT and universities worldwide, including opportunities for dual Masters’ awards.

Accreditation

Professional recognition and accreditation
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 time lines set by 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Automotive Materials
  • Automotive Systems and Control
  • Advanced CAE for Automotive Applications
  • Vehicle Power-Train Technologies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2
Recommended score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive engineering disciplines with a minimum of 60% average/Credit or a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0
  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% average/Credit or a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0) and at least five years work experience in the aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive industry.
  • If you are applying on the basis of work experience, you are expected to have skills in analysis, design and management of engineering projects within the aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive industries.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    35520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35520 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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