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 specialising in mechatronics engineering, or Master of Engineering (Professional) specialising in mechatronics and control engineering.
- Research studies can be undertaken through our Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) higher degree by research degrees.