Mechatronics engineering


Robots won’t be the only thing you build when you study mechatronics at Deakin. Learn how to integrate electronic devices with mechanical design and IT to deliver innovative solutions as diverse as anti-lock brakes, self-driving cars and even artificial hearts.

Get work-ready

Build skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of the future and secure a role in this high-growth sector. Skilled engineers are required across all sectors, opening up excellent career opportunities around the globe. Gain real-world experience with practical projects, and build skills in entrepreneurship, innovation and management to ensure you graduate confident and work-ready.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand both here in Australia and further abroad. Not only that, employers seek out Deakin graduates for their forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial qualities.

As an engineering graduate, with a major in mechatronics, you could be employed as:

  • a biomedical service engineer
  • a control systems engineer
  • an automation engineer
  • an electronic test engineer
  • a robot engineer.

Flexible study options

Engineering at Deakin is distinctive because our courses are available on campus and online. From 2024, you can choose to study at our state-of-the-art engineering precinct at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, our new purpose-built facilities at Melbourne Burwood Campus, or online. You can also set your own pace and switch between part-time and full-time study to fit around your work, lifestyle and other commitments.

The prototyping labs at Deakin are amazing and fantastic to work in and observe. Turning concepts into applied solutions is exceedingly satisfying.

Lachlan Stewart

Engineering student

Learn more about Lachlan's experiences

'Mechatronics draws upon multiple streams of engineering. A heavy focus on prototyping and construction of projects and the various facilities that can be used to produce components on campus make for a unique student experience at Deakin. The project-based subjects are fantastic for developing practical skills and to produce a suitable portfolio for future employers.

I found the staff are all knowledgeable and have vast amounts of experience that they can share. I have discovered an aptitude for leadership during my time at Deakin, using it both in my studies and extracurricular activities. I intend to use these experiences in my future mechatronics career.

Deakin also allowed me the opportunity to take part in the Warman Design and Build Competition, a national robotics competition held annually, which I found very rewarding.'

Industry-based learning

Industry-based learning involves working full or part time in industry as part of your studies. You can gain valuable experience and be better prepared for employment after graduation, all while gaining credit towards your degree.


Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia.^ This accreditation ensures our engineering course meets both national and international standards and gives our degrees international recognition. That means our graduates can practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Engineering facilities

Engineering facilities

Experience hands-on learning in some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in Australia. You'll get the chance to explore endless possibilities in digital manufacturing, computer modelling, virtual reality environments, 3D printing and much more.

Leading the way in engineering research

Deakin engineering is ranked highly by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. ERA awarded Deakin the highest ranking possible of 5 in the categories of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering was awarded a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), highlighting Deakin’s strength in engineering related research.

Our research excellence helps to inform our teaching curriculum to ensure undergraduate students are aware of the developments that will shape the engineering industries of the future.

Research with us

Engineering at Deakin is research led, rather than simply research informed. Deakin is a significant leader in a number of engineering-focused research areas, notably manufacturing and materials. Our engineering research themes include sustainable infrastructure, advanced design and manufacturing and health and education.

Learn more about researching with us

Study with the best

Engineering at Deakin is ranked in the top 1% globally.* This rating highlights Deakin’s world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Study mechatronics engineering

Mechatronics engineering at Deakin

Mechatronics is more than just robots; it's the future of the industry. Two of our students discuss the benefits of the multidisciplinary course and the hands-on learning approach at Deakin.

Industry partnerships at Deakin

A current Deakin mechatronics engineering student discusses the benefits of undertaking an industry placement and working on real-world projects.

Engineering precinct

Explore our state-of-the-art engineering facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, housing some of the most advanced systems, equipment and technologies in Australia.


*2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
^Deakin University’s Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours) is currently seeking provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.