Master of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic Systems Engineering)

*Subject to University approval

What to expect

Such is the multidisciplinary nature of mechatronics, the Master’s course caters to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a range of disciplines including mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, software and computer systems engineering.

The course provides a balance in knowledge and skills between the three key areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, with a strong focus on project-based and multidisciplinary learning. Project-based courses give students opportunities to bring their multidisciplinary knowledge together to learn and understand mechatronics as a discipline. You will also undertake an independent piece of research in the last year of your course.

Sample course structure

Year 1

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Machine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis
  • Research and Qualitative Methods
  • Electives - Stream 1  (x3)
  • Electives - Stream 2  (x2)

Year 2

  • Advanced Mechatronic Systems Design
  • Actuators and Drives in Mechatronic Systems
  • Advanced Industrial Robotic Systems
  • Advanced Control Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Project (1 and 2)

Electives - Stream 1

  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements and Computer Instrumentation
  • Fluid and Pneumatic Control
  • Engineering Computer Applications and Interactive Modelling
  • Mechatronics Components Design
  • Sensors and Artificial Perception
  • System Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial Robotics Systems

Electives - Stream 2

  • Digital Imaging and Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Mechanisms Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Drives and Articulators
  • Digital and Embedded Systems

Career opportunities

Engineer / professional specialising in the fields of:

  • Automation
  • Control systems
  • Robotics and process automation
  • Plant design and management
  • Data comms and networks
  • Sales
  • Self-diagnostic machinery design
  • Mechanical design
  • Process and packaging design
  • Scientific equipment design
  • Infrastructure
  • Mechatronic projects
  • Automotive systems
  • Avionics testing

Further study options

PhD studies

Professional recognition

Designed to meet the requirements of provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

The finer details

Duration: 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Location: Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Application: Direct

Year 12 entry: No

Entry requirements

You'll need to have completed a 3- or 4-year engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic, or software and computer science engineering degree with a credit average.

Additional information for international students

Download our international engineering program brochure (pdf,1.3MB).