About the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering aims to be nationally and internationally renowned for its industry relevant high impact research and globally competitive graduates.
The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is recognised by industry and general community for its work-relevant education programs, supreme research facilities, creative real-world project work and robust relations with local and international industry leaders.
Renowned for being a progressive university, RMIT is adventurous in nature and notorious for many global and innovative projects that have out performed expectations.
Bold Ideas, Big Achievements
The School has achieved significant successes in advanced design and manufacturing across different application areas and industry sectors. It is these successes that place the School at the pinnacle of science and technology institutions in Australia and overseas. Some of our capabilities include:
- sophisticated design of high performance racing cars including alternative racing technologies (solar, hydrogen, electric)
- bold steps and impressive progression in energy conservation and renewable energy technologies
- collaboration with the US on designing and building a military fighter jet engine
- leading in virtual engineering technologies capable of simulating complex systems and processes
- developing novel automotive technologies in collaboration with leading vehicle manufacturers and suppliers in Australia and overseas
- advancing the capabilities of heavy-lift helicopter with a design that enables it to lift battle tanks for the Australian Defence Force
- innovation in sports engineering resulting in cutting-edge sports technologies for able-bodied and disabled athletes
The School is structured around three key discipline areas with education programs that offer flexible pathways:
- Aerospace and Aviation Engineering
- Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
- Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Career opportunities are bright, with students finding themselves employed in organisations throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States of America.
Postgraduate students can expect a School which is internationally renowned for its industry focused research, mainly undertaken through collaborative projects with local and international organisations.
Multiple Program Pathways
All programs offered at the School are designed to facilitate easy entry and exit from one program to another.
You can choose between apprenticeship or certificate style training, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor and master degrees and doctorate programs. Five double degree programs provide a combination of engineering disciplines or engineering with business or computer science.
Credit collected in the apprenticeship or diploma courses, enables you to move into undergraduate programs.
Bright Career Prospects
As an RMIT graduate engineer you are likely to be employed upon completion of your studies by design and manufacturing organisations both locally and overseas. These may include the automotive industry sector, process industry (e.g. petrochemical, materials handling), energy supply companies (including green energy), defence forces, science and technology organisations, passenger airlines, general aviation, and research organisations.
Supreme Research Facilities
The School is renowned for its research capabilities and achievements, supported by extensive research facilities across all three discipline areas.
Equipped with some of the most modern and innovative facilities in Australia, students are both encouraged and supported to cultivate their most creative ideas with equipment and amenities that include:
- industrial wind tunnel
- renewable energy park
- fully operational aircrafts
- robotics and automation laboratory
- composites laboratory
- advanced materials testing laboratories
- dynamics and control equipment
- noise vibration harshness laboratory
- simulated aircraft maintenance laboratory
- advanced manufacturing cells
- high performance engine testing facilities
- state of the art computer laboratories
The School is actively involved with the following research centres:
- Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre
- Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology (AutoCRC)
- Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC)
- Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures
For further information on course content visit the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering programs and courses section.
For further information visit the RMIT Future Students website, or contact the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering on tel. +61 3 9925 6022.
Dean of Engineering and Head of School – Professor Aleksandar Subic
Tel.: + 61 3 9925 6000
Fax: + 61 3 9925 6003