Mechatronics engineering


Learn how to integrate electronic devices with mechanical design and IT. Specialising in mechatronics engineering at Deakin will give you the skills to deliver innovative solutions as diverse as anti-lock brakes, self-driving cars and even artificial hearts.

Explore your study options

Skilled engineers are in high demand across all industries, providing exciting career prospects worldwide. Gain real-world experience with practical projects and build entrepreneurship, innovation and management skills 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.

Choose an engineering degree that will get you work ready

Prepare to meet future challenges and secure a role in this high-growth sector. Thanks to Deakin's world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact, you'll enter the field at the top of the pack.

Facilities of the future

Get hands-on experience in some of Australia's best engineering and design facilities. You'll explore endless possibilities in digital manufacturing, computer modelling, virtual reality environments, 3D printing and much more.

Industry-based learning

Gain invaluable experience and be better prepared for your career with industry-based learning. Work full or part-time in the field, all while gaining credit towards your degree.

Professional recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and online. Though not currently accredited at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, we're working towards accreditation as we prepare our graduates for transition to employment. Accreditation provides recognition against international benchmarks, enabling you to practice as professional engineers around the world.

Top professional roles in mechatronics engineering

With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, Deakin graduates are in demand both here in Australia and abroad 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.

Study with the best

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

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

Leading the way in engineering research

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

Mechanical Engineering received a ranking of 4 (classed above world standard), showcasing our strength in engineering 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.

Flexible study options

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

Research with us

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

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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.


*2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject and 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

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Got a question about our engineering degrees? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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