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Get prepared for a design and manufacturing career, with a program focused on mechatronics system design, automation, manufacturing management, and advanced materials.
As automation replaces people in various industry sectors, there's an increasing need for experts who can understand, design, and maintain these machines in a manufacturing industry context.
By combining skills in mechatronics with advanced manufacturing, this program will prepare you to become a capable professional in this field.
Your studies will include areas such as electrical and electronic system design, machine intelligence and robotics, computer programming, advanced materials, and more, with emphasis placed on the need to view a manufacturing system as being made up of people, machines and information.
You'll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design and build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
A feature of this program is the access you'll have to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct which combines RMIT's expertise in technology and design innovation.
To ensure you graduate job ready, you'll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Why study advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at RMIT?
RMIT University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for engineering (mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing). Get involved in high-tech manufacturing processes and the manufacturing of high-tech products. Studying advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at RMIT offers the following benefits:
- Prepare yourself for employment
With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge Scholarship.
- Access to specialised facilities
You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct which combines RMIT's expertise in technology and design innovation.
- Hands-on learning experiences
Through hands-on learning and workplace experience, you'll have the opportunity to work in design and development team, as is expected in many industries.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program has an analytical focus with opportunities to work in design and development teams, reflecting standard industry practice.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in a real-world environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (which 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 at the end of your third year. This provides the opportunity for you to gain academic credit and paid industrial experience, which may lead to an industry-linked final year project or potential full-time employment.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
As an RMIT engineering student, you'll have opportunities to engage with industry from the beginning of your degree.
Through work placements, industry projects, internships, seminars and events, you'll be in contact with industry every step of the way.
You'll have the chance to do 12 weeks' work experience, research projects in collaboration with industry, and the opportunity to work overseas with leading organisations.
Opportunities for advanced manufacturing and mechatronics engineers are as diverse as the manufacturing industry itself.
Areas of employment include industries such as:
- computer manufacturing
- food and beverage manufacturing
- engineering and management consultancies
Within their organisations, graduates take on roles such as:
- product design engineer
- process engineer
- facilities manager
- production planner
- quality engineer
- automation specialist
Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:
- National Instruments
- Bosch Australia
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 18 countries that are signatories to the Accord, allowing you the possibility to work in countries including the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
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.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
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.