Mechatronics Lab

The Mechatronics Lab enables students to undertake practicals and experiments as well as to design, develop and integrate mechatronics technologies.

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.

Industry partners

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.

Find out more about industry partnerships

Study with us

Deakin offers the following study and research options: