Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Indicative annual fee 2015$8,768* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Engineering
Tel 03 9244 6699
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/eng

CRICOS course code079999F
Deakin course code S463

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.

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 the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s 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 2015, 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 2015 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.

Course rules

  • 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units 
  • 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 8 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.

Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SEB121Engineering Practice

SED102Engineering Graphics and CAD

SEP101Engineering Physics

SIT199Applied Algebra and Statistics

SEE010Safety Induction Program

Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

Trimester 2

SIT172Programming for Engineers

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

SEE103Electrical Systems

SEM111Engineering Materials 1

Level 2

Trimester 1

SEP291Engineering Modelling

SEE202Digital Electronics

SEE206Measurement and Instrumentation

SEM223Engineering Mechanics

Trimester 2

SEB223The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

SEE215Microcontroller Principles

SEM222Stress Analysis

SEE208Modern Power Generation Systems Design

Level 3

Trimester 1

SEE320Microcontroller System Design

SEE321Electro-Mechanical Systems

SEE325Robotics and Applications

SEM327Dynamics of Machines

Trimester 2

SEE326Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems

SEB324Project Management

SEE344Control Engineering

SEE312Electronic Data Communications

Level 4

Trimester 1

SEE426Robotic System Design

SEJ441Engineering Project A

SEM433Mechatronic Design

Engineering elective

Trimester 2

SEJ446Engineering Project B (2cps)

SEE412Industrial Data Communication and Design

SEP490Engineering Work Experience

Engineering elective

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


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 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 8 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

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.

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

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Credit for prior learning - general

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 one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) mode study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

 

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