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Melbourne City and Bundoora
This program focuses on robotics and control, high-speed automation, manufacturing management and advanced materials.
You'll be at the heart of designing systems and equipment that can turn raw material into finished products.
Emphasis is placed on the need to view a manufacturing system as being made up of people, machines and information.
Specialised studies include computer-aided manufacturing, quality management, mechatronic design and advanced robotics.
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary engineering area involving mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, computer systems and information technology.
Manufacturing engineering examines the development and planning of production processes and equipment. Mechatronics engineering involves the development of hardware (such as robots and high-speed automated machines) to execute those plans.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects, and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
You may also choose to take part in a one-year industry placement position. This normally occurs at the middle or end of third year. It provides the opportunity for you to gain academic credit and paid industrial experience, which may lead to an industry-linked final year project or even full-time employment.
You can apply to join companies within Australia or overseas.
Opportunities for advanced manufacturing and mechatronics engineers are as diverse as the manufacturing industry itself. Areas of employment include industries such as:
- computer manufacturing
- the process industry (for high-speed automation)
- food and beverage manufacturing
- engineering and management consultancies.
You'll be qualified to take up a diverse range of positions as a product design engineer and process engineer, facilities manager, production planner and quality engineer, or automation specialist.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career and increase your professional mobility. Opportunities are available for final year students to carry out a work placement overseas with industry partners.
For final year projects there is the option to link with multinational organisations such as ABB, Festo, Toyota, FAPM companies, Cadbury, NI and SAGE.
Program and course information
Graduate with a range of career opportunities in diverse industries
Be at the heart of designing systems and equipment that can turn raw material into finished products.