Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

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Year

2016 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
Campus

Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Cloud (online)Yes
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$32,000 AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code079999F
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Clearly-in ATAR
Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - off campus: N/A
Waurn Ponds (Geelong): N/A
Deakin course code S463
VTAC Codes1400314793 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or Cloud (Online)

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) prepares you to be an industry-ready professional engineer with the skills to apply mechatronics engineering principles to challenging real-world problems such as the automation of industrial processes using robotics and other cutting-edge technologies, flying drones, 3D printers, robotics and self-driving cars.

The course offers studies in electronics, mechanical design and autonomous systems. Through project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL), you’ll learn fundamental theory and apply it to industry-relevant projects to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.

The course is tailored to industry needs and job readiness, and gives you access to cutting-edge technology and facilities, including state-of-the-art mechatronic systems and industrial robots. Through final-year projects, you will gain an introduction to advanced research areas such as mobile robotics and 3D printing, and have the opportunity to design an autonomous robot.

The course will also provide you with transferrable skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, project management, technical report writing and more. You’ll develop an understanding of ethics within the engineering profession, and of technical and professional issues within the industry while gaining an insight into the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the modern engineer.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course is accredited by Engineers Australia, giving the degree international recognition and allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand.

Career opportunities exist in areas including industrial automation, control system design, electronic control systems engineering, robotics engineering and more.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degrees international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to gain employment in areas including factory control, automation and control system design, as electronic control systems engineers or robotics engineers.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 32 credit points, you’ll need to study 32 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 32 credit points include 29 core units (these are compulsory) and 3 Engineering electives.

Course structure

Core

Level 1 - Trimester 1

SEJ101Design Fundamentals (2 credit points)

SEB101Engineering Fundamentals

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SEE010Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

Level 1 - Trimester 2

SEJ102Electrical Systems Engineering Project (2 credit points)

SIT172Programming for Engineers

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling


Level 2 - Trimester 1

SEM200Machine Design (2 credit points)

SEP291Engineering Modelling

SEE206Measurement and Instrumentation

Level 2 - Trimester 2

SER201Embedded System Project (2 credit points)

SEE216Analog and Digital Systems

SER202Programming for Embedded Systems


Level 3 - Trimester 1

SER300Mechatronic Design (2 credit points)^

SEM327Dynamics of Machines

SEE326Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems

Level 3 - Trimester 2

SER301Electromechanical Systems Project (2 credit points)^

SEE344Control Systems

SEE312Industrial Data Communication

SEP490Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)

* SEP490 is available in trimester 1, 2 and 3.


Level 4 - Trimester 1

SEJ441Engineering Project A (2 credit points)*~

2 Engineering elective units

Level 4 - Trimester 2

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2 credit points)*~

SER400Virtual and Augmented Interfaces

Engineering elective

 

^ offered from 2017

~ Note: Students are expected to undertake SEJ441 and SEJ446 in consecutive trimesters.  Students will be required to seek approval from the unit chair if they are unable to complete SEJ441 and SEJ446 consecutively.  

* From 2017 SEJ441 will be retitled Capstone Project 1 and will be a 2 credit point unit. SEJ446 will be retitled Capstone Project 2.

Electives

Engineering elective units:

SEE412Data Communication ^

SED304Product Development ^

SEE406Electrical Systems and Safety

^ offered from 2017


Articulation and credit transfer

Flexible entry into the course allows students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for credit for prior learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

Attendance requirements

In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to participate in Campus learning activities equivalent to a minimum duration of one full academic week for every trimester of effective full time study in order to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.

Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programmes, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Note: Students’ enrolled in the off campus or Cloud (online) mode will be required to attend campus based activities at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week. Cloud (online) international students will be required to obtain a visitor visa to undertake these campus based activities. International students are unable to apply for a student visa for this course.

Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection.  Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.

Work experience

Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. Work experience would normally be gained during the vacation periods. Further details are contained in the unit description for SEP490 Engineering Work Experience.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses can be found at International Students - Apply site (Step 3).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Credit for prior learning - specific

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Work experience

You’ll gain industry experience by completing at least 60 days of practical work experience in an engineering workplace, developing and enhancing your understanding of the engineering profession, possible career outcomes, and the opportunity to establish valuable professional networks.