International Automotive Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
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 in 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.


Professional recognition and accreditation
This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers.

Programme Structure

  • In this program, you'll complete specific course(s) that focus on work-integrated learning (WIL). You'll be assessed on professional or vocational work in a workplace setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in industry with capital-intensive assets and engineering systems.
  • You'll work with practitioners in the automotive industry environment, using complex software and equipment, analysing real automotive design and manufacturing case studies, and proposing and evaluating new automotive designs.
  • The capstone Master's Research Project, which is undertaken in second year, involves WIL through an industry-relevant project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      4 semesters full time or 8 semesters part time; International student visa holders can only study full-time.

  • Credits
    192 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 B):


    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2
Recommended score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive engineering disciplines with a minimum of 60% average/Credit or a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0
  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% average/Credit or a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0) and at least five years work experience in the aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive industry.
  • If you are applying on the basis of work experience, you are expected to have skills in analysis, design and management of engineering projects within the aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, sustainable systems or automotive industries.
English language requirements
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 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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