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Gain advanced knowledge and skills in robotics and mechatronics and control systems.
This program will prepare you to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in advanced manufacturing and a range of other technical industries including mechanical systems design, mechatronics and micro- and nano-technology.
You'll study high-demand areas including:
- advanced mechatronics system design
- advanced control systems (including process control)
- visual data processing and applications
- advanced robotic systems
There is a market demand for engineers with advanced skills such as computer-aided design and the ability to develop and implement new processes in lean manufacturing, ensuring innovations can emanate from all levels of the workforce.
With a focus on project-based and multi-disciplinary learning, you'll develop your professional engineering competencies in project management, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, communication and research.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Some project work may be based on the Bundoora campus.
This program incorporates blended learning which includes face to face teaching and intensive and e-learning delivery modes.
In addition, students will undertake a comprehensive program of supervised laboratory work and industry visits to relevant organisations. The laboratory program will allow students to use specialist equipment in robotics and mechatronics for both testing and researching industry-relevant problems and solutions
Through common core courses you will engage with the wider engineering community enhancing your cohort experience and enabling multidisciplinary learning.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Industry plays a vital role in the ongoing development, delivery and assessment of the program through membership of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which comprises industry representatives, academic staff and alumni.
Notable industry links for this program include:
- Australian Meat Processor Cooperation (AMPC)
- CNC Machine Tools
- Cornerstone Solutions
- Flexible Drive
- Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The program includes exposure to a range of Australian and international companies through industry visits and may include site visits.
RMIT mechatronics engineering works with several industry partners, such as Flexible Drive, Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and Cornerstone Solutions, to develop the next generation of smart devices for clean and efficient manufacturing. You will have the opportunity to be involved in these projects and gain first-hand experience of industry-relevant research and development life cycles.
You'll also have access to the Engineering Learning Factory, which is located in RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct (AMP). The learning factory is for students and industry and uses a production approach, where all learning is project-based, industry-relevant and where new concepts of manufacturing and design are established and trialled concurrently.
Graduates will be sought both in Australia and overseas. While there has been some decline in traditional manufacturing in Australia, there is steady employment in engineering in the construction, infrastructure, mining and building services sectors. The food industry sector and automated production are seen as growth areas of employment for robotics and mechatronics engineers.
The demand for engineers with expertise in advanced manufacturing technologies is at the cusp of exponential growth.
Graduates can work in mechanical systems design, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and micro and nano-technology.
Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar is the Program Manager of the Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) and an internationally recognised researcher in the area of computer vision and intelligent robotics.
Associate Professor Reza Hoseinnezhad is a senior lecturer in mechatronics engineering, with expertise in signal processing, measurement and instrumentation, vehicular electronics, statistical modelling and analysis, and computer vision.
Program and course information
Develop advanced knowledge and skills in robotics and mechatronics
In this new program you'll develop the skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practises in advanced manufacturing and a range of other technical industries.