Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||079999F|
|Deakin course code||S463|
Note: Offered to continuing students only.
Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.
Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) places great emphasis on the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready engineers, who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.
Mechatronics engineers are responsible for combining electronics, mechanical and robotics engineering principles to provide solutions to complex real-world problems such as the automation of industrial processes using robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. The Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) offers studies in electronics, mechanical design and autonomous systems, and values project-based learning. The course is tailored to industry needs and job readiness, and students have access to cutting-edge technology and facilities, including state-of-the-art mechatronic systems and industrial robots. Through final-year projects, you will gain and introduction to advanced research areas such as mobile robotics and 3D printing and have the opportunity to design an autonomous robot. There are also close links to strong research programs for those interested in pursuing post graduate studies.
You will learn generic skills, including entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, project management, technical report writing and presentation, and comprehension and communication. You will also develop an understanding of the ethical basis of the engineering profession and practice, contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of engineering, as well as how to address complex problems and produce innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation and society.
You will also gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology; learn the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources; acquire the mathematical and computational skills necessary for solving theoretical and practical problems and for meeting future changes in technology; and gain an understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
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.
Graduates can expect to gain employment in areas including factory control, automation and control system design, as electronic control systems engineers or robotics engineers.
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.
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 may be 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.
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.
Engineering professional practice sequence
A series of professional practice units have been introduced as core requirements of the undergraduate Engineering courses. These four units (one at each year level) are intended to enable students to increase their awareness of various generic engineering, technological and professional practice skills, and how those skills are applied in the workplace. There will be an emphasis on group activities and assessment and a focus on the 'real' world.
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.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
- 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units
- completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program or SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0 credit-point compulsory units)
- a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
- a minimum 6 credit points at level 4
- a minimum 22 credit points combined over levels 2, 3 and 4
- completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
- Cloud (online) enrolled students may be 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.
|SEB121||Engineering Practice *|
|SED102||Engineering Graphics and CAD *|
|SIT199||Applied Algebra and Statistics|
Plus one unit from:
|SEE010||Safety Induction Program (0cp)|
|SEJ010||Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0cp)|
|SIT172||Programming for Engineers|
|SIT194||Introduction to Mathematical Modelling|
|SEE103||Electrical Systems *|
|SEM111||Engineering Materials 1 *|
|SEE202||Digital Electronics ~|
|SEE206||Measurement and Instrumentation|
|SEM223||Engineering Mechanics +|
|SEB223||The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists +|
|SER202||Programming for Embedded Systems|
|SEM222||Stress Analysis +|
|SEE208||Modern Power Generation Systems Design +|
|SEE320||Microcontroller System Design|
|SED302||Computer Aided Engineering|
|SEE326||Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems|
|SEE312||Data Communication ^|
|SEM327||Dynamics of Machines|
|SEJ441||Engineering Project A ++|
Two Engineering elective units
|SER400||Virtual and Augmented Interfaces|
|SEJ446||Engineering Project B (2cps)|
|SEE412||Industrial Data Communication|
|SEP490||Engineering Work Experience *|
* Not available from 2017
+ Not available from 2018
^ SEE312 will be offered in Trimester 1 from 2018
~ Not available from 2017, replaced by SEE216 Analog and Digital Systems
* SEP490 is a 0 credit point unit, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3
++ SEJ441 will be worth 2 credit points from 2017. Students are advised to contact their course advisor if they have completed their two engineering elective units.