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Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering

Course summary for international students
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Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee

$26,780* AUD
CRICOS course
IELTS Requirement
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent).
More information is available at
VTAC Codes
1400314793 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code S463
Faculty contacts
Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Please note that there will be a revised course structure from 2016 onwards.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Professional recognition

Fees and charges

Career opportunities

Course rules

Course structure

Entry requirements - general

Credit for prior learning - general

How to apply

Course overview
Deakins Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) places great emphasis on the
practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready engineers,
who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.
Mechatronics engineers are responsible for combining electronics, mechanical and robotics
engineering principles to provide solutions to complex real-world problems such as the
automation of industrial processes using robotics and other cutting-edge technologies. The
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) offers studies in electronics, mechanical design
and autonomous systems, and values project-based learning. The course is tailored to industry
needs and job readiness, and students have access to cutting-edge technology and facilities,
including state-of-the-art mechatronic systems and industrial robots. Through final-year projects,
you will gain and introduction to advanced research areas such as mobile robotics and 3D
printing and have the opportunity to design an autonomous robot. There are also close links to
strong research programs for those interested in pursuing post graduate studies.
You will learn generic skills, including entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, project
management, technical report writing and presentation, and comprehension and communication.
You will also develop an understanding of the ethical basis of the engineering profession and
practice, contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of engineering, as well as
how to address complex problems and produce innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation
and society.

You will also gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying
technology; learn the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and
financial resources; acquire the mathematical and computational skills necessary for solving
theoretical and practical problems and for meeting future changes in technology; and gain an
understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the
professional engineer.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition
Deakins Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) course is accredited by Engineers
Australia, which gives the degrees international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as
professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As
such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident
status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not
Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for
one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been
calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and
reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each
individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units
are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed
from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of
course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the
total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

Mechatronics engineering graduates can expect to gain employment in areas including factory
control, automation and control system design, as electronic control systems engineers or
robotics engineers.

Course rules

30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units

completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)

a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1

completion of SEP490 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)

Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities
for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the
corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is
conducted in week 8 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is
compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the
respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Course structure
Level 1
Trimester 1

Engineering Practice
Engineering Graphics and CAD
Engineering Physics
Applied Algebra and Statistics
Safety Induction Program

Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit safety induction unit.

Trimester 2
Level 2

Programming for Engineers

Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
Electrical Systems
Engineering Materials 1

Trimester 1

Engineering Modelling
Digital Electronics
Measurement and Instrumentation
Engineering Mechanics

Trimester 2

The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists

Microcontroller Principles
Stress Analysis
Modern Power Generation Systems Design

Level 3
Trimester 1

Microcontroller System Design

Electro-Mechanical Systems
Robotics and Applications
Dynamics of Machines

Trimester 2

Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems

Project Management
Control Engineering
Electronic Data Communications

Level 4
Trimester 1

Robotic System Design

Engineering Project A
Mechatronic Design

Engineering elective
Trimester 2

Engineering Project B (2cps)

Industrial Data Communication and Design


Engineering Work Experience

Engineering elective
Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3

Articulation and credit transfer

Flexible entry into the course allows students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit
for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other
approved post-secondary studies may apply for credit for prior learning. Credit may be
considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

Attendance requirements
In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers
Australia, all Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to participate in Campus learning
activities equivalent to a minimum duration of one full academic week for every trimester of
effective full time study in order to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the
minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional
skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to
enter professional engineering practice.
Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all
units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding
Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 8 of
each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will
result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.
Note: Students enrolled in the off campus or Cloud (online) mode will be required to attend
campus based activities in each trimester in week 8 of the teaching period for every trimester.
Off-campus international students will be required to obtain a visitor visa to undertake these
campus based activities. International students are unable to apply for a student visa for this

Equipment requirements
Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about
the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering,
telephone 03 9244 6699.

Engineering professional practice sequence

A series of professional practice units have been introduced as core requirements of the
undergraduate Engineering courses. These four units (one at each year level) are intended to
enable students to increase their awareness of various generic engineering, technological and
professional practice skills, and how those skills are applied in the workplace. There will be an
emphasis on group activities and assessment and a focus on the 'real' world.

Work experience
Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12
weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. Work experience would normally be
gained during the vacation periods. Further details are contained in the unit description for
SEP490 Engineering Work Experience.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at
Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you
have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish
to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your
previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will
then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the
Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your
previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be
granted towards a Deakin University degree.