Striving to support the future Engineers at RMIT


Providing students with skills that are not taught in the classroom, skills that can be applied when working in the engineering industry.


Creating connections between members and industry professionals, connections that will open-up employment opportunities.


Assisting students through their university journey, assistance that can benefit the mental health of a university student.

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Events Held in 2020

We have a number of events planned for 2020 including our showcase industry day. Keep an eye on our Eventbrite!


Over 400 RMIT students from across a number of engineering disciplines have joined MAEA since Semester 2 2019.

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Supported Programs

All mechanical and automotive programs are supported, including double degrees, HDR, and advanced diplomas

About Us

MAEA was formed in 2019 to bridge the gap between academia and industry, helping students go further and dream bigger.

Our Mission

To give students, whether in first, or final year the best possible opportunities and resources to begin a successful career in engineering. We aim to create a strong community of engineering students, staff, academics and professionals.

Our Values & Conduct

MAEA seeks to promote the values of respect, diversity, tolerance and equal opportunity. We operate in a professional environment where our conduct is of the utmost importance to the health and wellbeing of the surrounding community.


Meet Our Team

Get to know the hardworking students who dedicate their time to running the association

I founded MAEA to represent mechanical and automotive engineering students at RMIT.  It is my desire to ensure that our members will enter the engineering industry as exceptional graduates. 

2020 will be our first full year as a student association, we have many events planned to greatly benefit RMIT students.

Harrison Schipke
MAEA Founding President


Hear what others have to say about MAEA

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Kartik Bist RMIT Student

“I joined MAEA to help me find like minded people in a supportive environment to reach the full potential of my RMIT University experience”

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Dr Abhijit Date RMIT Program Manager of Mechanical Engineering

"MAEA offers an unique platform for students to connect with peers, discipline and industry"

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Bailey Stone RMIT Student

"MAEA has enriched my university life and assisted in building my engineering network"


Our partners who assist in the operation of MAEA


Join Us!

Become a member of MAEA for free and join our growing student community. Let MAEA be your stepping stone to industry and beyond.

Registration Will Open In November


Register now for an upcoming event

Contact Us

Everything starts from a Hello

Do you have further questions about MAEA?

If you want to know anything more about MAEA please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to ensure that our current and future members are kept updated and informed about the association’s operations.

MAEA is always open to suggestions on how to improve. If you have any concerns about the association we will find the time to discuss these in person. Contact us to organise a coffee.

Meet Us

RMIT City & Bundoora East


Find answers to commonly asked questions below

How can I join?

Joining MAEA is simple and also free. There are two methods to join; first is via our Google Form which is linked throughout this site. The second method is registering through the RUSU clubs page if you’re a member of the union. All new members are added to our mailing list to be kept up to date with MAEA news and events.

Do I have to be a student?

No, to become a member of MAEA you do not have to be a student. However if you are not currently employed or enrolled within RMIT, you must be an alumni. Please note however that MAEA is a student association and therefore our events are targeted at students.

What is the role of the committee?

The MAEA committee are the group of active members who dedicate their time to ensure the association operates smoothly. The committee meets once a week to organise and discusses topics ranging from events planning, to finances. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team. No member will ever be denied a spot. 

Who can join the committee?

Any registered member of MAEA can join the committee. However, we expect committee members to be dedicated to the association and put in a respectable effort to ensure MAEA operates smoothly.

What types of events are held?

Throughout the year, MAEA will hold a number of events from professional networking events to industry tours which all contribute towards better career preparation for members. Although MAEA is an academic association we still organise many social events throughout the academic year. Including regular barbeques to help relax after a long day at uni.

How can I find upcoming events?

MAEA uses EventBrite to publish event details. Events that require registration will be conducted through EventBrite. To find our upcoming events please view the event tabs on this webpage. Furthermore, members are notified of upcoming events through our mailing list.

What connections does the association have?

MAEA regularly keeps in contact with engineering firms within Melbourne. Our connections which generally are established by employed graduate students, allow the association access to organise industry events for current RMIT students.

Can MAEA find me a job?

Our mission is to give students, whether in first, or final year the best possible opportunities and resources to begin a successful career in engineering. MAEA can’t hand you a graduate job, but we work hard to ensure that members are assisted in obtaining their desired career path. 

Why sponsor MAEA?

Our association is 100% student run. We work hard to ensure that our mission can be achieved, however  with student resources this can be difficult. By sponsoring MAEA either financially or through collaboration, gives the association assistance to ensure that we can provide students with the best possible opportunities and skills to begin a successful career in engineering.

How can my company sponsor?

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring MAEA please email us on or get in touch with our president. Sponsorship can be in the financial form of grants, or through event collaborations such as industry site visits or MAEA hosted Q&A sessions.