DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
Next intakeNot applicable
As a student of this certificate, you will build skills relevant to pursuing project management and leadership roles, and learn how to apply these skillsets to professional industry settings. You will gain the capability to introduce new technologies and operating practices in manufacturing-based businesses.
As a student in this certificate, you will have the opportunity to gain state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in robotics and mechatronics engineering and related technologies, combined with enhanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, project management and research skills.
Lectures and tutorials will be held both online and face-to-face at our Melbourne City campus, depending on the subject. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including assignments, projects, assessed tutorials and presentations, self- and peer-assessment, and technical report writing.
To graduate from this certificate, you must select and successfully complete four of the following subjects:
- Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems
- Sustainable Engineering and Design
- Advanced Mechatronics System Design
- Advanced Control Systems (PG)
- Innovation and Technology Management
- Risk and Project Management
- Industry 4.0 Technologies
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|Graduate Certificate in Mechatronics Engineering||City Campus||
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
0.5 years full-time
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Program code: GC201
At the completion of this graduate certificate, you will be equipped to further your career aspirations in manufacturing engineering, operations, or consultancy in fields like manufacturing, automotive, petrochemical, food and mineral processing as:
- R&D leader introducing new technologies and research and development
- Team Leader implementing operational strategies
- Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a business unit.
- Consultant providing specialist technical advice to industry.
You may also choose to undertake further study in the Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering).
Applicants must have:
- An Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in Electrical, Electronic, Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Sustainable Systems, Computer Engineering, or Automotive Engineering
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience.
International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
This program has full-fee places, with a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available for 2021 (only).
Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
2021 indicative fees
- Full-fee places: AU$17,280.
- Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$3,950 to AU$14,500*.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2021 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
If you are offered a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible to apply for a HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
NOTE: Many graduate certificates offer part-time study for flexible delivery. However, Commonwealth funding for this initiative is only available for 2021. Any remaining subjects that are commenced in 2022 may not be Commonwealth supported.
If you defer your offer, any subjects commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported and the full-fee amount will apply.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package.
The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2021. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2021 for commencing students
Student contribution band by course (subject)
Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2021
Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture
|$3,950 per standard year
$493 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology
$7,950 per standard year
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$11,300 per standard year
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture
$14,500 per standard year
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
Looking for answers or more general infomation?
For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.