Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Biological Chemistry
Cell Structure And Function
Computer Aided Engineering And Design
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Shortest full-time duration

5 years

Available campus:

City / Bundoora

By combining studies in mechanical engineering and biotechnology, you'll learn the skills to manage technical and professional challenges in this growing area.

As an RMIT mechanical engineering and biotechnology double degree student you'll develop the skills required for the planning, design, development and improvement of machinery used in everyday life. You’ll be equipped with skills in genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, molecular agriculture and bioinformatics; and also learn about the regulatory, ethical and legal issues in biotechnology.

You’ll gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped laboratories, and have the opportunity to undertake project work and work experience in industry.

Careers are available in design, manufacturing and testing in government and commercial organisations. Significant opportunities are anticipated in processing industries such as fermentation, food, cell products, and vaccines both in Australia and overseas.
Professional accreditation

This course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Graduate career opportunities

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include aerospace engineer, automotive engineer, biological scientist, biotechnologist, clinical scientist, design engineer, development engineer, engineering manager, healthcare scientist, manufacturing and design companies, mechanical engineer, product engineer, product innovation engineer, production engineer, production manager, research and development scientist, sales engineer, systems engineer and the transportation industry.

Work-based learning available as part of the course

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

To find out more click on the links below.

Additional information

This is a gender underrepresented program and awards SEAS bonus points to female applicants. To be eligible you must submit a SEAS application and complete category 1.

Facilities and staff

Years 1 and 2 are conducted on the City campus, year 3 is shared between the City and Bundoora campuses and years 4 and 5 are conducted on the Bundoora campus. The biotechnology component is studied on the City campus.

Course fees

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Scholarships available

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships here.