Master of Engineering Technology (Mechatronics and Industrial Automation)

This 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.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

The program 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 subjects will provide you with opportunities to exercise your multidisciplinary knowledge to learn and understand mechatronics as a discipline. You will also undertake independent research in your final year.

As a graduate, you may seek managerial roles with private consultants, contracting companies, or federal, state and local government organisations. Significant opportunities for employment exist in Australia, as well as in South-East Asia and throughout the rest of the world.

Graduates have to opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills by enrolling in a PhD programme upon succesfull completion.

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

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT THEORY
ENGIN5205, 15 credit points
Elective Specialisation 1 (3)

Semester 2

SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING PRACTICE
ENGIN5208, 15 credit points
Elective Specialisation 2 (2)

Year 2

Semester 1

ADVANCED ENGINEERING PROJECT 1
ENGIN5002, 30 credit points
ADVANCED MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGN
ENGIN5401, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ADVANCED ENGINEERING PROJECT 2
ENGIN5003, 30 credit points
ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
ENGIN5403, 15 credit points
ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
ENGIN5405, 15 credit points
16 - 20 hours per week

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

A Bachelor of Engineering Science/Technology degree with a minimum 3 years of full-time study in a cognate discipline with credit average, awarded by an Australian university or a recognised overseas equivalent or

A non-accredited (under the Washington Accord) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with a minimum of 4 years of full-time study in a cognate discipline with credit average, awarded by an Australian university, or a recognised overseas equivalent

Places will be allocated based on academic performance in the applicant undergraduate program. You may apply to enrol only in the stream (or discipline) which matches the stream (or discipline) in which you obtained your Bachelor's degree/s. This is stipulated by the regulations set by the accrediting professional body (EA). Places will be allocated based on academic performance in the applicant undergraduate program. You may apply to enrol only in the stream (or discipline) which matches the stream (or discipline) in which you obtained your Bachelor's degree/s. This is stipulated by the regulations set by the accrediting professional body (EA).

Extra Requirements

Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of relevant higher education studies. 

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: EY9

CRICOS code: 106472J (Churchill)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,301 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Various pathways are available into our Engineering programs. For full details, please visit our Engineering webpage.

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

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Engineering

Course coordinator

Gayan Kahandawa Appuhamillage