Bachelor of Mechatronics [Mechanical engineering]

Bachelor of Mechatronics

Why study mechatronics at Deakin?

Tutor and student working with robotsMechatronics engineers integrate electronic devices with mechanical design and information technology. They design mechanical systems such as cameras, anti-lock brakes, engine control units, disk drives, service and surgical robots, and artificial hearts.

New in 2016!

From Trimester 1 2016, students will have the opportunity to commence a Deakin engineering degree at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Discover the full range of engineering study options available to you as you complete the first year of your engineering degree at Burwood.Student holding robot created for the Warman Design and Build Competition After completing your first year, you can either transfer to the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus or to Cloud (online) learning to continue your studies.

Design Based Learning

Project-Oriented Design Based Learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry is a key feature of our engineering degrees. Beginning in the first trimester of study and continuing throughout your degree, you will have opportunities to work independently and in groups, to actively develop ideas and design products that satisfy industry client needs.

Two is better than one

Mechatronics and robotics are combined in Deakin's Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) degree, providing you with a broad range of skills so that you will be well positioned and highly sought-after in industry for your breadth of knowledge and skills, providing you the opportunity to explore a wider range of careers after graduation.

Gain industry experience

As an engineering student you will have the opportunity to take part in industry-based work-integrated learning (WIL), internships and final-year industry-based projects. Industry experience is normally undertaken between trimesters and enables you to acquire practical workplace skills and experience whilst developing valuable professional networks.

Battle sumo robots

As a Deakin mechatronics engineering student, you will have the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into action to design and build sumo robots that outsmart, overpower and outmanoeuvre the competition as part of your studies. Watch the video to see some robots in action and to hear first-hand from our students in the course.

Student with Baxter the robot Student working on a sumo robot


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