Computer Aided Engineering and Design, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
Gain the skills to integrate advanced digital engineering design and digital manufacturing technologies with product life cycle management. The Computer Aided Engineering and Design program is offered by the RMIT University. 


This program focuses on technologies supporting the entire life cycle of an engineering product. This incorporates all design aspects for manufacturing and maintenance, and the disassembly, disposal, recycling and reuse of industrial products.

You will develop the skills to meet the global demand for specialist engineers and industrial designers. The program provides a holistic understanding of the engineering lifecycle management process based in integrated computer aided engineering (CAE) platforms. These platforms are now regarded by industry as best practice.

The Computer Aided Engineering and Design program is offered by the RMIT University. 

The application of cutting-edge technical knowledge and expertise in the creation of products and associated services will have strong potential to bring sustainable growth and high economic return.

Created in partnership with industry, the program uses a project-based learning approach that will expose you to advanced CAE concepts and skills. You will use CAE in practical activities and industry-led projects based on 3D real-time life-like learning experiences.

Career outlook

Employment projections by the Australian Government’s Department of Employment predict growth in the sectors of computer system design, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations, as well as programs that coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure usage of resources is cost effective.

Graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of product life-cycle management including design, manufacturing, maintenance and recycling of industrial products in a range of industrial settings.


Professional recognition and accreditation

You may be eligible for worldwide industry certification from Dassault Systèmes in key industry software.

Programme Structure

  • Product Life cycle Design and Management
  • Virtual Validation, Documentation and Maintenance
  • Masters Engineering Project Part 1
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Advanced CAE
  • Masters Engineering Project Part 2

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • An Australian four-year Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or a minimum of 60% average. OR
  • An Australian four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or a minimum of 60% average AND at least two years of relevant and current industry experience (to be considered on a case-by-case basis).

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 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    35520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35520 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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