About the lab
The Mechatronics Lab has LabVolt equipment supporting practicals and experiments within the mechatronics and electrical and electronics engineering undergraduate courses. The lab also has a design and built area where students can realise their designs including printed circuit boards (PCB) mill, and soldering stations.
Students undertaking their higher degree by research through either a masters or PhD by research, as well as academic staff, use the Mechatronics Lab for their research projects. An example of this is an Internet Of Things (IoT) school bag able to monitor items in a child's school bag and inform their parents if they have forgotten their lunch or homework.
Equipment and technology
The Mechatronics Lab has a range of equipment used for teaching and research, including:
- PCB mill – used for prototyping circuit boards
- soldering stations
- desktop workstations for testing and trouble shooting
- LabVolt trainers
- Baxter human-safe robotic platform
- surface mount technology placement and soldering machines
- Festo industrial automation trainer.
Explore our facility
Build your own robot
In the Warman Design and Build Competition, mechanical and mechatronic engineering students work together to develop a mechatronic platform/robot to navigate a course. This type of simulated real-world problem provides students with an understanding of undertaking projects, working in a team and time management, and aligns with our project-oriented design-based learning approach.
Our partners become valued members of the wider Deakin engineering family, not just our school. Opportunities to partner with us include work-integrated learning and industry-based learning and placements, student projects, and commercial research projects and services.
Study with us
Deakin offers the following study and research options:
- Undergraduate students can study the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours).
- Postgraduate students can study through our Master of Engineering (Professional) specialising in mechatronics and control engineering.
- Research studies can be undertaken through our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) higher degree by research degrees.