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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: RMIT University

Course Introduction

A Global University of Technology & Design – RMIT University

RMIT engineering is based on innovation and creativity. It is recognised internationally for its expertise and leadership in engineering education and research.

RMIT specialised programmes allow you to develop your skills in the areas that interest you most. You will design and create products, systems, structures and services that transform industry and improve lives. You will benefit from our strong industry partnerships with local and global opportunities.


The overall objective of this programme is to provide you with the skills to become an employable and effective aerospace engineer within a national and international context. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities by developing particular graduate attributes which will be of on-going benefit to you, your industry and society as a whole.


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

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Hons) programme can be completed in a minimum of 32 months (Level 3 & 4) in Singapore.

Trimester 1

  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Fluids and Solids 2
Trimester 2
  • Solid Mechanics 3
  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Residential Visit 1 in Melbourne
Trimester 3
  • Advanced Thermo-Fluid Mechanics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
Trimester 4
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Automatic Control
Trimester 5
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Management of Mechanical
  • Management of Design and Research
Trimester 6
  • Mechanical Design 2
  • Applied Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Residential Visit 2 in Melbourne
Trimester 7
  • Professional Research Project 1
Trimester 8
  • Professional Research Project 2
*The above sequence is for reference only.

Residential Visits

The degree structure allows students to fly to Australia to attend two one-week on-campus workshops in Melbourne to gain practical hands-on experience. Students will access a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at RMIT including; a full scale industrial aircraft wind tunnel, advanced manufacturing precinct, renewable energy park, composites laboratories and a virtual flight stimulator. Students will also benefit from field trips to RMIT’s industry partners.

The workshops must be undertaken during the programme of study. Students must complete all activities within the workshop in order to become eligible to graduate. There is no additional dee for attending this workshop, however, students will be responsible for making their own travel and accomodation.

Honours Award

Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the total marks of all programmes in accordance with the university course regulations.

Entry Requirements

The part time offering of the RMIT programme at Kaplan involves a 192 credit point extension (equivalent to two years of the full four year programme) for students who have completed an approved Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a Singapore Polytechnic, or an equivalent qualification. Other qualifications offered by non-Singapore based institutions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by RMIT. Final decision lies with the University.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
  • Instalment 1: SGD 4,922.00
  • Instalment 2: SGD 4,922.00
  • Instalment 3: SGD 4,922.00
  • Instalment 4: SGD 4,922.00
  • Instalment 5: SGD 4,527.97
  • Instalment 6: SGD 4,527.97
  • Instalment 7: SGD 4,527.97
  • Instalment 8: SGD 4,527.97

    Total Fees: SGD 37,799.89

- Receive $300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.


Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

Each Trimester Session is a 16 week period covering the required programme of study. Each Trimester Session is provided with 36 hours of seminars, taught by university Lecturers with local support.


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods vary in accordance with the aims and outcomes of a specific topic or programme, but frequently involve a combination of in-programme assessment and formal end of academic session written examinations. In addition group and individual projects, in-programme tests, group and individual presentations, reports, quantitative analysis and essays are all used at some point during the programmes. For all assessments except in-programme tests, students receive detailed feedback from the examiner in a standardised format.
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