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Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
Join the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program at RMIT University and use your advanced research skills to further the growth and development of mechanical and manufacturing engineering.
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Overview

Join the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering program at RMIT University and use your advanced engineering skills to contribute to our applied industry focused mechanical and manufacturing research projects.

RMIT’s experienced engineering researchers have achieved significant successes across application areas and industry sectors.

Through collaboration with our own institutes and centres we produce creative solutions to existing and emerging industry-applicable engineering problems.

Research is supported by state of the art facilities, including the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct.

Career

You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Start date: Continuous 

    Scholarship deadlines

    • International - 29 February
    • Domestic - 30 April
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Full-time 3-4 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      • Part-time 6-8 years
      • Part-time option is only for domestic students.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You will join an active research community and work with academics, peers and partner organisations who have demonstrated research success in a range of specialities, including:

mechanical engineering:
  • aerodynamics
  • alternative energy technologies (e.g. solar cells)
  • applied heat and mass transfer
  • conservation and renewable energy (CARE)
  • combustion and fuels
  • computational engineering (including CAD, FEA, CFD)
  • dynamics and control and noise vibration harshness engine and supercharger technologies
  • industrial and vehicle
  • sports engineering
  • vehicle design and crashworthiness
  • virtual engineering and design.
manufacturing engineering:
  • additive manufacturing
  • computer-integrated manufacturing
  • design for manufacturing
  • forming and machining technology
  • high-speed automation
  • operations
  • polymeric and composite product development
  • quality management in manufacturing
  • robotics, laser technology.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 079833F

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36480 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen you may be eligible for a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place where your tuition costs are funded by the Commonwealth Government under the RTS and you have full exemption from tuition fees.

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.

Funding

 

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