Mr Liam Lyons
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics and Robotics)
(Engineering Scholars Program)

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

‘While I wanted to study robotics engineering, I liked that Deakin offered a common first year, which gave me a chance to gain some experience in all engineering streams before choosing which one to specialise in. I was also impressed with the facilities available and all the resources I could use.

At uni I’ve had the opportunity to study overseas, at Massey University in New Zealand. It wasn’t something I initially planned to do, but when given the opportunity, it seemed too good to pass up.

What I enjoy most about my course is that it’s a challenge. It tests your ability to solve problems, as well as having a practical aspect, such as programming micro-controllers. The course has a perfect mix of theoretical and practical elements. Having more options with how I complete my study also allows for more flexibility, something I needed when planning to study overseas.

In the future I would like to build goal-orientated robots that can effectively communicate with each other and work together to complete complex, dynamic tasks, whilst being mobile and needing no human assistance.’

Find more information at

Liam Lyons

More profiles...

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

3rd September 2010