Gain the skills to be a technological leader capable of managing innovation in both automotive design and manufacturing settings. 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 with 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.
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.
Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).
Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.
If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.
International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).