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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Engineering (Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Further your growth in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR216, 079834E
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$36,480 per year / $72,960 total

About this course

Develop advanced research skills and further the growth of mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:

  • mechanical engineering:
    • aerodynamics
    • alternative energy technologies (e.g. solar cells)
    • applied heat and mass transfer
    • conservation and renewable energy (CARE)
    • combustion and fuels
    • computational engineering (including CAD, FEA, CFD)
    • dynamics and control and noise vibration harshness engine and supercharger technologies
    • industrial and vehicle
    • sports engineering
    • vehicle design and crashworthiness
    • virtual engineering and design.
  • manufacturing engineering:
    • additive manufacturing
    • computer-integrated manufacturing
    • design for manufacturing
    • forming and machining technology
    • high-speed automation
    • operations
    • polymeric and composite product development
    • quality management in manufacturing
    • robotics, laser technology.

Use your advanced engineering skills to contribute to our applied industry focused mechanical and manufacturing research projects.

RMIT's experienced engineering researchers have achieved significant successes across application areas and industry sectors.

Through collaboration with our own institutes and centres we produce creative solutions to existing and emerging industry-applicable engineering problems.

Research is supported by state of the art facilities, including the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct.

RMIT researchers deliver high-impact and influential outcomes. RMIT is also ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering (2019 QS World University rankings).

There are active collaborations with other national and international institutes, centres, groups and partners, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing CRC
  • Centre for Additive Manufacturing
  • Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials (CISM)
  • CRC for Advanced Automotive Technologies
  • CRC for Advanced Composite Structures
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre

RMIT research is supported by excellent facilities and infrastructure, including:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
  • Green Engines Research Laboratory
  • industrial research wind tunnels
  • composites and advanced materials testing laboratories
  • computer laboratories with relevant and updated software

Throughout your candidature, you will be supported through:

  • an expert supervisor who will help you develop the required leadership, analytical and problem-solving qualities required to work at a world-leading level
  • participation in high-quality professional development programs delivered by RMIT's School of Graduate Research
  • access to RMIT's extensive facilities, laboratories and equipment and those of our partners.

Mechanical and manufacturing engineering candidates may be eligible for a range of scholarships including:

  • the Australian government
  • RMIT
  • industry sponsors

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Study locations


Melbourne City

Career pathways

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.