Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Eng) (Honours) – RMIT

B.E. (Mechanical) – BITS

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Overview

The dual degree program Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) by RMIT University and B.E. Mechanical Programme by BITS, Pilani is designed to develop you as a professional and highly employable mechanical engineer, within a national and international context.

Upon completion of this joint Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, you will possess the necessary qualifications to work as a mechanical engineer in various industries worldwide, such as transportation, power generation, mining, material processing, manufacturing, and air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake roles related to the design, manufacturing, testing, diagnostics, and maintenance of existing technologies, as well as those related to the development of new technologies.

 

Why study this joint program in Mechanical Engineering?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for engineering (Mechanical)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani is ranked 500 – 520 universities in the world  for Mechanical Engineering (QS World University Rankings 2023)

Studying the dual Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/ B.E. Mechanical Programme offers the following benefits:

 

Prepare for your career

Graduate job-ready with local or international industry placements and other work-integrated learning experiences in both countries.

Hands-on learning experiences

Throughout your study your study will be largely laboratory-based, where you’ll conduct experiments and design your own solutions for various industry relevant projects.

Globally accredited

Qualify for membership of Engineers Australia, with the degree recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord*.

*Signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord, include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Program Learning Outcomes


BITS program learning outcomes

BE in Mechanical Engineering covers all fundamental aspects of mechanical engineering, with a mixture of theory, practicals and elective courses. The primary objective of this undergraduate program is to create the manpower for various industrial opportunities related to mechanical engineering. Students are given a flavour of industrial working culture in their second year itself in the form of Practise school, which is unique to the BITS. Additionally, students in their final semester can opt for industrial internships, often leading to pre-placement offers. Moreover, this program ensures the students achieve the necessary preparation for taking up higher-level academic programs.

RMIT program learning outcomes

Upon completion of BH070 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours), you will have achieved the following Program Learning Outcomes. The Program Learning Outcomes have been aligned with recognised standards for Bachelor of Engineering degrees to obtain national accreditation by Engineers Australia.

  • Program Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering.
  • Program Learning Outcome 2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
  • Program Learning Outcome 3: Apply engineering research principles, methods and contemporary technologies and practices to plan and execute projects taking into account ethical, environmental and global impacts.
  • Program Learning Outcome 4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity.
  • Program Learning Outcome 5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.
  • Program Learning Outcome 6: Develop and demonstrate the capacity for autonomy, agility and reflection of own learning, career and professional development and conduct.
  • Program Learning Outcome 7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to First Nations peoples and globally inclusive perspectives and participation.

Overview of the Program Structure

This joint program requires that students separately and simultaneously complete the program requirements for both BITS and RMIT programs. The academy students will complete their first two years of study in India, in addition to the BITS Pilani curriculum, a small number of RMIT courses will be offered in the first two years of study.

After successful completion of the first two years of study, the academy students will transfer to Melbourne campus and complete a further 2 years of study and complete both qualifications. Courses completed at BITS, Pilani will be recognised for credits towards the completion of the RMIT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) degree and vice versa, the completion of prescribed RMIT courses in the final two years will be recognised for requirements of the BITS Pilani B.E. Mechanical Programme.

Details of Year 1 and 2 (Taught at BITS, India)

In the first two years of the program you will gain a foundation in science, mathematics and engineering and be introduced to the fundamental aspects of mechanical engineering, in a mixture of theory and practical courses. In the second year you will have the opportunity to experience an industrial workplace by attending the BITS Practice School.

Project work will develop your high-level technical and design skills. You will gain communication and teamwork skills and learn how to be a good leader.

Throughout your degree, you will study RMIT STEM Future Technology Skills courses that provide you with a fundamental understanding of the technology mega-trends that will shape your future career.

Year One, First Semester

Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
BIO F110 Biology Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
BIO F111 General Biology 3 BITS Pilani
CHEM F110 Chemistry Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
CHEM F111 General Chemistry 3 BITS Pilani
MATH F111 Mathematics I 3 BITS Pilani
PHY F110 Physics Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
PHY F111 Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves 3 BITS Pilani
OENG 1250 Introduction to Engineering Design 12 RMIT University

 

Year One, Second Semester

Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
MATH F112 Mathematics II 3 BITS Pilani
ME F112 Workshop Practice 2 BITS Pilani
CS F111 Computer Programming 4 BITS Pilani
EEE F111 Electrical Sciences 3 BITS Pilani
BITS F112 Technical Report Writing 2 BITS Pilani
MATH F113 Probability and Statistics 3 BITS Pilani
BITS F111 Thermodynamics 3 BITS Pilani
OENG 1206 Digital Fundamentals 12 RMIT University
Summer School
Humanities Elective 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3

Year Two, First Semester

Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
MATH F211 Mathematics III 3 BITS Pilani
ME F211 Mechanics of Solids 3 BITS Pilani
ME F231 Fluid Mechanics 3 BITS Pilani
ME F217 Applied Thermodynamics 4 BITS Pilani
ME F213 Materials Science & Engineering 3 BITS Pilani
COSC 2960 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 RMIT University

 

Year Two, Second Semester

Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
ECON F211 Principles of Economics 3 BITS Pilani
or or
MGTS F211 Principles of Management 3 BITS Pilani
Open Elective 3 (min) BITS Pilani
ME F218 Advanced Mechanics of Solids 3 BITS Pilani
ME F219 Manufacturing Processes 4 BITS Pilani
ME F220 Heat Transfer 4 BITS Pilani
MEF 221 Manufacturing Management 2 BITS Pilani
ONPS 27002 STEM for Sustainable Development 12 RMIT University

 

Details of Year 3 and 4 (Taught at RMIT University, Australia)

You must complete a further 192 credit points of study in Melbourne, Australia to meet the full requirements of the RMIT Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)(Honours) degree. In Melbourne, your program structure currently is as follows for years 3 & 4:

In year 3 you will consolidate your learnings from years 1 and 2 and further develop your knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering.

In year 4 you will be provided with a capstone experience in the following courses -OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B- in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination). The capstone experience will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

In addition to this, you will have demonstrated the ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and to the wider community in general. You will also have demonstrated your ability to learn in a self-directed way that will support professional extension in your working life and that will lead you to adapt through technological and social change. Furthermore, you will have demonstrated your ability to investigate complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods.

While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, other courses will be delivered via a combination of predominantly online activities supported by some campus-based activities. Most of your classes will take place on Bundoora campus, however some classes will take place at Melbourne city campus.

Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
MIET 2136 Mechanical Design 1 12 RMIT University
MIET 1076 Mechanical Vibrations 12 RMIT University
MIET 2515 Thermal-Fluid System Design 12 RMIT University
MIET 2518 RMIT University
MANU 1170 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 12 RMIT University
OENG 1235 Innovation Ecosystem and the Future of Work 12 RMIT University
MIET 1084 Finite Element Analysis 12 RMIT University
MIET 1077 Mechanics of Machines 12 RMIT University
BIOL 2525 Cyber-Physical-Biological Systems: Technology for a Digital World 12 RMIT University
Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
OENG 1167

or

1180

Engineering Capstone Project Part A 12 RMIT University
OENG 1168

or

1179

Engineering Capstone Project Part B 12 RMIT University
MIET 2006 Automatic Control 12 RMIT University
MIET 1068 Mechanical Design 2 12 RMIT University
AUTO 1006 Vehicle Power Systems 12 RMIT University
MIET 1068 Renewable Energy 12 RMIT University
MIET 2530

2002

Advanced Computer Aided Design

Or

Advanced Engineering Computer Design

12 RMIT University
MIET 2394 Computational Fluid Dynamics

Or

Energy efficiency and demand management

12 RMIT University

 

Upon successful completion of the first 2 years of your study in BITS; you will have 192 credit points transferred into the Melbourne plan of BH070P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours). These 192 credit points are made up of:

  • 144 credit points for the courses delivered by BITS.
  • 48 credit points for the four courses delivered by RMIT.

More information can be found here RMIT University Credit Policy.

BITS information about accrediting bodies and professional memberships

Opportunities are available to the students to serve as the members of professional bodies such as Mechanical Engineering Association (MEA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) & BITS Aerospace Society (BAEROS).

RMIT information about accrediting bodies and professional memberships

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.

Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the degree is internationally recognised, and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

BITS- Pilani has gained deep insights into emerging industry trends and skill demands. Since inception, over 500 organisations, including prominent one such as Maruti,  Bosch, JSW Steel, AMNS, Tata Motors, Mahindra Vehicles, GE, SKF, and many others have benefited from the Work Integrated Learning Programmes.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) program has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) that advises on the RMIT delivered program and courses in Melbourne. Membership is diverse and drawn from external industry and professional institutions. This committee helps inform program development and ensures that the RMIT delivered program content and student learning outcomes in Melbourne remain closely aligned with the needs of future employers. In addition, academic staff in Melbourne maintain connections with industry to develop and deliver work integrated learning experiences, as well as offer advice on professional careers in Australia.

To be eligible for entry to the Academy program you must meet the academic, pre-requisite and English requirements of both RMIT and BITS Pilani.

BITS

Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.

Admission to all the programmes is subject to the conditions given below:

  • The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.
    The academic requirements will include your results from the BITSAT test
RMIT

Applicants must achieve the following results in your high school studies:

  1. Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with minimum average of 65% * or;
  2. Successful completion of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) with minimum average of 65% * or;
  3. Successful completion of the State Boards of Education (Higher Secondary Certificate, HSC) with minimum average of 70% *

*Overall average for graded academic subjects, excluding Work Experience& Physical & Health Education, Art, Religious and General Studies

For other qualifications, please visit https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/country-equivalency/india

To meet the pre-requisite requirement you must complete Mathematics/ HSC Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60% in your AISSC, ISC, State Board HSC studies. Other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • To meet the English requirement you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
    • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by the Academy, including validity periods, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Your application will also be assessed under the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) to ensure a smooth transition when it comes time to transfer to Australia. For more details please refer to our Apply for a visa information page.

Students are required to apply for an Australian student visa at the end of Year 2 at BITS, India. It is important to note that students must meet the student visa requirements.

Tuition fees in years one and two of the dual degrees are payable to BITS Pilani.

Annual tuition fees for students commencing 2023 are:

Year 1 (2023) INR 750,000

Year 2 (2024) INR 787,500

Other additional non-tuition fees can be found on the BITS Admission website.

For courses undertaken in Melbourne in years 3 and 4, students pay standard international students fees for the programs.

Year 3 (2025): 43,200AUD (2024 rate)#

Year 4 (2026): 43,200AUD (2024 rate)#

# RMIT may adjust tuition fees at the beginning of each calendar year. RMIT may increase tuition fees by no more than 7.5% each calendar year (subject to rounding).

Information regarding other costs such as amenities fees, Overseas health insurance and costs of living can be found on the RMIT Australia program guide for Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Eng) (Honours)

Refunds Policy

Please review the Academy refund policy in conjunction with the above fees.

Future Leaders Scholarship

BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy students are eligible for the the RMIT Future Leadership Scholarship for components of the program delivered at RMIT Australia.

The scholarship value is a 20% tuition fee reduction for the program duration outlined on your offer letter for courses delivered at RMIT in Melbourne.

Further information

Future Leaders Scholarships

Other information

Inherent requirements

Non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program

The following information outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional experience placement and on-campus learning activities.

The non-academic abilities listed are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience placement settings.

The Student Welfare Division of BITS is dedicated to the welfare of on campus students. We encourage a student’s overall development, whether academics or beyond academics, within the framework of the campus rules. Student can contact our office for any help related to your campus stay.

Further information: Student Welfare Division

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Further studies

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. As a successful graduate of the BH070 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) in Australia, you may (upon application) be eligible to proceed to a coursework Masters degree or even to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each program’s entry requirements.