Robotics and Mechatronics engineering

Robotics and Mechatronics engineering

Very strong jobs growth^ for robotics engineers is projected over the next 5 years
of graduates secure full-time employment within 4 months of graduating
TOP 100
in the world for Mechanical engineering and Electrical & Electronic engineering+
Professional recognition - accredited by Engineers Australia

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What do robotics and mechatronics engineers do?

Robotics and mechatronics is where mechanical and electrical engineering meet, employing computer control systems to make devices smarter and more efficient.

As a robotics and mechatronics engineer you could create planetary exploration rovers or robots for precision manufacturing or to assist the elderly. Alternatively, you might take a household product and turn it into a truly clever device, or design the programs that control those devices.

You’ll learn how to handle vast amounts of data and creating systems that make sense of data in real time so that a fully automated manufacturing facility can operate safely and efficiently, or a car can drive completely autonomously.

Robotics and mechatronics engineers are in high demand as the need for professionals in this space is increasing. They’re needed in the advanced manufacturing and aerospace industries as well as by the manufacturers of robots and in data analysis.

Your future career options

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, manufacture and operate the intelligent products and complex systems of today and tomorrow.

Opportunities exist in:

  • robotics and automation
  • aerospace systems and flight control
  • artificial intelligence
  • bioengineering
  • intelligent systems for motor vehicles
  • manufacturing systems and processes
  • telecommunications
  • medical systems
  • software engineering
  • mining systems and processes
  • nanotechnology.

There are also opportunities for robotics and mechatronics engineers in consulting, management and finance. You may also pursue a career in research and development, in academia, research institutions or advanced industry sectors.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in top companies including Tesla, Mitsubishi Electric, Google, Deloitte, NASA, Apple, Rocket Lab, Department of Defence, Medtronic, Rio Tinto, Creature Technology Co., PwC and Dyson.

Graduate work-ready

Leverage our world-wide industry connections, find your entrepreneurial spirit, discover your leadership and professional style and kick-start your career with an internship. There’s a range of extracurricular programs to prepare you for success and your dream career.

The new Co-operative Education Program provides relevant work experience opportunities through internships with our partner organisations. Undertake a three, six or 12 month paid internship and explore different industry sectors, understand what it is to be a working engineer and connect the experience to your studies in a practical way. You’ll enhance your technical and professional skills, build industry connections and gain skills to give you the edge in a competitive employment market.

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Our Career Connect program gives you access to experienced coaches and industry based professionals. Take part in employability workshops, small group career conversations and, in your final year, one-on-one coaching.

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The Monash Engineering Leadership Program is a development program that prepares you to be an engineering leader. It’s an opportunity to engage with industry professionals from the private sector, with seminars, interactive workshops and industry site visits. Through the program you’ll establish valuable networks and develop ‘soft skills’ such as communication, leadership and teamwork, that are highly regarded by employers and gives you a competitive edge. Students in the program may also be eligible to apply for a generous scholarship thanks to the support of industry partners and donors.

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The MITI program provides an invaluable experience that’ll equip you for life’s challenges by offering insights into the business world, practical learning, leadership and teamwork opportunities. Students are competitively selected from a range of fields to form multidisciplinary teams. Working as part of a team, you’ll be placed alongside industry experts and given a challenging, well-defined real-world project to deliver, pushing you to use all of your problem-solving, innovation and design skills. This may even be in a company based overseas.

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Creativity and entrepreneurialism are at the centre of engineering design education at Monash. You can access dedicated, collaborative design and build spaces to take an idea to reality. The university’s entrepreneurial initiative, The Generator, provides experiential education, mentors and seed funding to support you and your startup or social enterprise on your entrepreneurial journey.

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Ceii Chen

It’s been an exciting and rewarding experience leading the build of Monash Motorsport’s Driverless race car, the M19-D. I’ve been part of the team since 2017. I’ve not only gained hands-on engineering experience, but also the strong leadership skills required to excel in my career and lead a team effectively. I’ve also created strong industry connections through networking with Monash alumni, partners and sponsors that will best prepare me for today’s workforce.”

Aryaman Pandav
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
Driverless Chief Engineer, Monash Motorsport

What you’ll study in your undergraduate degree

During level 3, you will focus your studies on one of two streams: Artificial Intelligence or Automation.

Expand your skills with an engineering minor

As a robotics and mechatronics engineer the career opportunities are diverse and you may find yourself working in one of many adjacent fields of engineering. Selecting your electives from one of our minor programs will ensure that you have the background knowledge required to make strong contributions in your role from day one.

A minor offers you a depth and breadth of study in the adjacent field which widens your knowledge and enhances your career opportunities – all within your four-year Engineering degree. The engineering minors available in robotics and mechatronics engineering specialisation of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are:

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Course details

Bachelor of Robotics and Mechatronics engineering (Honours)

4 years full-time / 8 years part-time

Starts: February and July

At Monash you can become a fully qualified and accredited engineer in just four years. Your degree kicks off with a ‘common first year’ that allows you to explore the ten engineering disciplines before specialising from second year.

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Complement your engineering specialisation with a minor and tailor your studies to explore your interests and expand your career opportunities. Choose from:

  • Artificial intelligence in engineering *
  • Computational engineering
  • Micro and nano technologies
  • Mining engineering
  • Renewable energy engineering
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Sustainable engineering **

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Earn two degrees with only one* extra year of study and broaden your career opportunities. Combining engineering with another degree gives you a distinct set of skills and helps you stand out in today’s competitive job market.

Combine robotics and mechatronics engineering with:

  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Science

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Your pathway to success

From your first day to your final lecture, you’ll have everything you need to be prepared for a successful career.

There's a range of extracurricular activities and programs to support you to pursue your passions and get the most from your uni experience. Develop hands-on skills, build friendships and networks, undertake opportunities to think and work globally, plus get a head start on your career through work-based learning.

Graduate study options

Whether you want to gain a professional edge, or are looking to explore your specialisation at an advanced level or pursue research interests, graduate study will take your qualification to the next level.

Master of Engineering

This course will extend your technical knowledge in your chosen specialisation area and advance your leadership and complex problem-solving skills. There are five engineering specialisations to choose from: biological, civil, electrical, materials and mechanical. Giving you the opportunity to explore your specialisation at an advanced level and pursue your career goals.

Designed to foster innovative thinking, entrepreneurship and professional development, you will be well-positioned to lead and deliver sustainable engineering solutions.

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Master of Professional Engineering

This course is for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering or in another field such as science, mathematics or pharmacy and are seeking an internationally recognised engineering qualification to practice as a professional engineer. In this masters program, you'll specialise in engineering technical, research and professional units and undertake a design and a research project, blending theory and practice.

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This is pathway program for high-achieving students to be on track to earn, in just five years, both a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and an expert master’s degree in engineering. The Masters Accelerated Pathway program allows you to gain practical and theoretical skills for a career in engineering. There’s a rich selection of specialist electives to choose from, and the course offers strong links to industry and a focus on leadership skills to strengthen your critical reasoning and strategic thinking skills.

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Make an impact and solve real world issues with a PhD or masters by research degree. Be involved in pioneering research that can impact the world, collaborate and be mentored by leading researchers and expand your career options. A graduate research degree opens doors not just in industry and academia but also in roles outside your research area.

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