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Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$26,130* AUD
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.

Deakin course code S463
VTAC Codes1400314793 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

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Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

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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

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.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

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

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Course rules

  • 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units (this includes 2 highly recommended 4th year units SET401 and SET402 Advanced Topics 1 and 2)
  • completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
  • completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
  • Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 9 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

 

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121 Engineering Practice  

SED102 Engineering Graphics and CAD  

SEP101 Engineering Physics  

SIT199 Applied Algebra and Statistics  

SEE010 Safety Induction Program  

Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

 

Trimester 2

SIT172 Programming for Engineers  

SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  

SEE103 Electrical Systems  

SEM111 Engineering Materials 1  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEP291 Engineering Modelling  

SEE202 Digital Electronics  

SEE206 Measurement and Instrumentation  

SEM223 Engineering Mechanics  

 

Trimester 2

SEB223 The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists  

SEE215 Microcontroller Principles  

SEM222 Stress Analysis  

SEE208 Modern Power Generation Systems Design  

 


Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE320 Microcontroller System Design  

SEE321 Electro-Mechanical Systems  

SEE325 Robotics and Applications  

SEM327 Dynamics of Machines  

 

Trimester 2

SEE326 Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems  

SEB324 Project Management  

SEE344 Control Engineering  

SEE312 Electronic Data Communications  

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEE426 Robotic System Design  

SEJ441 Engineering Project A  

SEM433 Mechatronic Design  

Engineering elective

 

Trimester 2

SEJ446 Engineering Project B  (2cps)

SEE412 Industrial Data Communication and Design  

SEP490 Engineering Work Experience  

Engineering elective

Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

 

Highly recommended electives:

SET401 Advanced Topics in Engineering 1  

SET402 Advanced Topics in Engineering 2  

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Articulation and credit transfer

Flexible entry and exit points allow 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 for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 9 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Equipment requirements

Cloud (online) enrolled students must have access to a personal computer with internet access and be able to run software in a Windows XP, vista or 7 environment.

 

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 Bachelor of Engineering. 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.

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.

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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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.

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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
 

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