Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) (Top-up) Degree programme will provide you with the skills needed to practice as a mechanical engineer across a range of industries. You will learn about the fundamentals of engineering design, engineering professional practice, engineering sciences and mathematics.

    For a complete industry-relevant experience*, students will get to spend time at the RMIT University campus in Melbourne, Australia, to gain practical hands-on experience. Students will also gain access to a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at the campus linked to the programme, including the Control and Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Vibration laboratories. Furthermore, students will benefit from field trips to RMIT’s industry partners^ or a visit to RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct.

    *Students will be responsible for covering the cost of their own travel and accommodation expenses for the  residential visit to RMIT Melbourne.
    ^Subject to availability.


    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) from RMIT University, Australia.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    24 months
    Undergoing Teach-Out
    Career Opportunities
    Mechanical Engineer
    Mechanical Engineering Technician
    Technical Services Manager
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

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Top 140 for QS World University Rankings 2023
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Top 130 for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
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Top 10 for the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2023
  • Intakes

    This programme is undergoing teach-out.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.



Core Modules
  • Automatic Control 
  • Engineering Capstone Project Part A 
  • Engineering Capstone Project Part B 
  • Engineering Dynamics 
  • Finite Element Analysis 
  • Heat Transfer 
  • Management of Mechanical Design and Research 
  • Mechanical Design 2 
  • Mechanical Vibrations 
  • Mechanics of Fluids and Solids 2 
  • Mechanics of Machines 
  • Renewable Energy Systems 
  • Research Methods for Engineers 
  • Solid Mechanics 3 
  • Thermal-Fluid System Design
Elective Modules

(Select 1)

  • Applied Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Professional Engineering Experience

The above modules are subject to availability and subject to change. Not all modules will be offered every trimester.

Residential Visit may take place in Trimester 4, 5 or 6, depending on when students commence their programme.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:

    • A recognised 3-year Polytechnic Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in mechanical, or any closely related engineering discipline*.
    • Any other qualifications and work experience will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by RMIT. Relevant work experience includes engineering practice or technical roles that support engineering practice.
    • Bridging modules are available to applicants who are unable to provide evidence of competence in Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids and/or Thermodynamics. Applicants may be offered a conditional offer subject to passing the relevant bridging module(s).

    *Successful applicants are granted module exemptions, equivalent to 2 years of the 4-year programme. As such, all qualifications are assessed in terms of their equivalence to the first 2 years of the 4-year programme.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English or the core language of instruction at their home institution is not in English and are not from an RMIT-recognised English speaking country are required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of English language proficiency with IELTS (Academic) of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

    For more information on RMIT’s English language entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page:

    The English language entry requirements for the above programme may be updated from time to time in line with RMIT’s English language framework and entry requirement approval processes, by which RMIT publishes revised English language entry requirements and recognised tests on its website.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$39,420 payable in 6 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2023)

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2023)

      Student Development Fee

      Fee inclusive of 8% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2023)

      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.


      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    • 24 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 36 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period*, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

      *Periods of time such as approved leave of absence are excluded from the calculation of a student’s time enrolled.


I would definitely recommend RMIT at Kaplan as there are plenty of opportunities that you can seize while studying here. I have gained a lot from this programme and I am very satisfied with what I have achieved in the past 3 years.

Barakathulla Amjath Mohamed
Aerospace Design Engineer, Nova Systems International 

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) (Top-up) 
RMIT University First Class Honours Graduate (2022) 

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By taking a part-time Degree programme while working full-time, I am able to gain technical knowledge as well as work experience, both of which I believe help boost career stability, personal development and job satisfaction. My promotion from Assistant Engineer to Executive Engineer is a testament to my belief.

Myat Shunn Let Aung 
Executive Engineer, Leading Local Transport Operator 

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) 
RMIT University First Class Honours Graduate (2022) 


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