24 months
42240 AUD/year
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Gain the skills to be a technological leader capable of managing innovation in both automotive design and manufacturing settings with this International Automotive Engineering at RMIT University.   

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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 International Automotive Engineering  program at RMIT University 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.


Graduates will be able to work effectively as automotive engineering specialists, leading technological innovation in cross-disciplinary teams. They will be able to work effectively within, and between, geographically and culturally diverse settings with a broad understanding of the complex automotive supply chain and logistics involved.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Management of Automotive Design and Development 
  • Management of Automotive Manufacturing Engineering Processes
  • Computational Engineering for Automobile Aplications
  • Vehicle Noise Vibration Harshness
  • Automotive Materials  
  • Automotive Systems and Control 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

CRICOS number: 079935M   

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Sustainable Systems or Automotive Engineering with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.
  • Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42240 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42240 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: Commonwealth supported places  

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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