Mechatronics engineering

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Overview

Mechatronics teaches you how to integrate electronic devices with mechanical design and information technology. These principles help with designing and building many real-world uses such as anti-lock brakes, surgical robots or even artificial hearts. In second year you'll design a robot for potential entry into the Warman Competition, and in third year you'll design and build 'sumo robots' that outsmart, overpower and outmanoeuvre the competition.

The engineering programs are taught using project-oriented design based learning (PODBL). This provides a student-centered and engaging learning experience.

Ben Horan

Senior Lecturer/Course Director, Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET)

You’ll get hands-on learning from year one in our state-of-the-art facilities at CADET. Students are enabled to explore endless possibilities in digital manufacturing, computer modelling, virtual reality environments, 3D printing and much more.

Industry based learning (IBL)

IBL involves working full or part time in industry as part of your studies. You can gain valuable experience and be better prepared for employment after graduation, all while gaining credit towards your degree.

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Engineering at Deakin is research led, rather than simply research informed. Deakin is a significant leader in a number of engineering-focused research areas, notably manufacturing and materials. Our engineering research themes include sustainable infrastructure, advanced design and manufacturing and health and education.

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Accreditation

Deakin's Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia. This accreditation ensures our engineering course meets both national and international standards and gives our degrees international recognition. That means our graduates can practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Leading the way in engineering

Deakin engineering is ranked highly by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. ERA awarded Deakin the highest ranking possible of 5 in the categories of Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. 

Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering were awarded a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), highlighting Deakin’s strength in engineering related research. 

Our research excellence helps to inform our teaching curriculum to ensure undergraduate students are aware of the developments that will shape the engineering industries of the future.

Career opportunities

Our graduates get jobs. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand both here in Australia and further abroad. Not only that, employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities. 

 As a mechatronics engineering graduate, you could be employed as:

  • an automation engineer
  • a biomedical service engineer
  • a electronic test engineer
  • a control systems engineer
  • a robot engineer.

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