Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours)

Working with aircraft, industrial automation, transport or telecommunication systems excites you, and you have a mind for mechanics, electronics and computing engineering; this is the ideal degree for you.
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
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Gippsland - Churchill
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Semester 2
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

This course will equip graduates with the skills necessary to plan, design and manage complex systems that integrate mechanical, electronic and computational elements of engineering. Graduates find careers in these separate fields and also at the interface, where these areas of engineering merge. Due to their cross-disciplinary knowledge and versatility as problem solvers, mechatronics professionals are also highly sought after as project engineers. Project-based learning in real world situations ensures you will be work-ready. Major manufacturers and engineering-based companies are collaborating with the University’s academic expertise in this comprehensive industry-supported course. The program’s strong industry support ensures its graduates will have relevant, current experience.

You will undertake a 12 week industry placement of your choice before completing your study.We are proud to offer an Industry Placement Program, providing the opportunity for our students to gain valuable and relevant workplace experience. Students take part in a two-year professional development program and receive up to 26 weeks placement and up to $15,000 industry scholarship. Discover more at www.federation.edu.au/ipp

  • Automation engineer
  • Control systems engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Plant design and management engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Self-diagnostic machinery design engineer
  • Automotive systems engineer
  • Data communication and networks officer
  • Mechanical design engineer
  • Process and packaging design engineer
  • Scientific equipment designer
  • Avionics test engineer
  • Engineer
  • Infrastructure engineer
  • Mechatronic project engineer
  • Robotics and process automation engineer
  • Security systems designer

As a mechatronics engineer you will apply mechanical, electronics and software design to create products and processes to meet market needs. Engineering knowledge and skills are required in sectors such as manufacturing and process automation, transportation (automotive, rails, aviation and navy), power production, mining and resources, agriculture and forestry. A small sample of the many job areas include: robotics and process automation, data communication and networks, smart infrastructure, security systems, processing and packaging, scientific equipment design, self-diagnostic machinery, plant design and management.

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

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
ENGIN1001, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
ENGIN1002, 15 credit points
MATERIALS IN ENGINEERING
ENGIN1003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DRAFTING
ENGIN1004, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING MECHANICS
ENGIN1005, 15 credit points
ENGINEERING COMPUTER MODELLING
ENGIN1006, 15 credit points
SECRETS OF THE MATRIX
MATHS1005, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

ANALOG AND DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
ENGIN2401, 15 credit points
MEASUREMENT AND COMPUTER INSTRUMENTATION
ENGIN2402, 15 credit points
FLUID AND PNEUMATIC CONTROL
ENGIN2403, 15 credit points
MODELLING CONTINUOUS CHANGE
MATHS2016, 15 credit points

Semester 2

MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY
ENGIN2303, 15 credit points
MODELLING AND CHANGE (ADVANCED LEVEL)
MATHS3001, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

MECHATRONICS COMPONENTS DESIGN
ENGIN3402, 15 credit points
SENSORS AND ARTIFICIAL PERCEPTION
ENGIN3403, 15 credit points
SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
ENGIN3404, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
ENGIN3002, 15 credit points
INTELLIGENT MECHANISMS DESIGN
ENGIN3406, 15 credit points

Year 4

Semester 1

ENGINEERING PROJECT 1
ENGIN4001, 30 credit points
INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
ENGIN4401, 15 credit points
TEROTECHNOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLE COSTS
MREGC5001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ENGINEERING PROJECT 2
ENGIN4002, 30 credit points
DIGITAL AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
ENGIN4402, 15 credit points
ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
ENGIN5405, 15 credit points
16 - 20 hours per week. The minimum contact hours for each 15 credit point course (lectures and tutorial) is 4 hours per week. Some courses have require students to participate in labs, and this can involve additional contact hours of up to 10 hours per semester for the course. In any 15 credit point course, students should commit at least 150 hours in a semester. This includes lectures, tutorials, labs and self-study time (including time for doing assignments). Students enrolled in off-campus / online courses may be required to attend on-campus block-mode practical session in a semester.
This program requires a total of 420 placement hours, across 12 weeks.
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

 

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites 

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in Chemistry, any Information Technology or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

 

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

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700710161 (Churchill), 3700810161 (On-line Learning)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: GM8

CRICOS code: 085620B

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

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).

Other study costs

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approximately $60.00

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

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:

TAFE studies
Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program.  You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course. 
 
Bridging programs


A bridging program can provide an excellent foundation to build upon in your bachelor degree studies:

  • Our Diploma of University Studies (Engineering) delivers study that counts towards your degree from day one!  This three semester course is the ideal pathway if you want to dive straight in and experience university with Engineering subjects taken alongside subjects designed to build the foundation needed for success.
    You can receive credit for 120 credit points into your Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours).

 

  • Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program  including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical Maths, provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours) for the next semester.

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

 

University studies


Enrolling in single subjects (courses) allows you to demonstrate your ability to succeed in study at this level. Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours) for the next intake.  Recommended subjects include:

  • MATHS1001 Modelling and Change 
  • MATHS1005 Secrets of the Matrix


Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Contact hours - further information.

The minimum contact hours for each 15 credit point course (lectures and tutorial) is 4 hours per week. Some courses have require students to participate in labs, and this can involve additional contact hours of up to 10 hours per semester for the course.

In any 15 credit point course, students should commit at least 150 hours in a semester. This includes lectures, tutorials, labs and self-study time (including time for doing assignments).

Students enrolled in off-campus / online courses may be required to attend on-campus block-mode practical session in a semester.

 

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

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

Course coordinator

Tanveer Choudhury