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Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics)

R/523/6/0106 (09/15)

Total Fee*



Malaysian students: RM25,480 annual
International students: RM30,400 annual

4 Years

Mar, Aug, Sepb

*The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each term, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

b Degree intake for Swinburne Foundation Studies, Year 12, STPM, A Level or equivalent.

Robots are computer-controlled mechatronic devices, which have been used to assist humans in various tasks. While the majority of robots have been used in manufacturing, a recent trend has seen robots used in a variety of applications including space and underwater exploration, medicine and a wide range of service industries. The discipline of robotics embraces the design and operation of these devices and their integration with other systems in the work environment.

Mechatronics Engineering integrates three traditional engineering disciplines – Mechanical, Electronics and Software. Mechatronic engineers design and develop diverse systems used in a range of industries including manufacturing, medicine and the service industries. Examples of mechatronic systems include aircraft, whitegoods, automobiles, automated plant and robots.

This course produces students who can use their multidisciplinary skills to meet growing demand from an industry that is pushing the limits of technology by exploiting the growing convergence of these fields.

Swinburne also offers double degrees in Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics)/Bachelor of Computer Science.

The following six objectives are the typical skills and abilities that Swinburne graduates will have a few years after graduation as they develop their professional engineer careers.
  • Manage complex Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering projects that are motivational, entrepreneurial, research and/or industry linked
  • Take leadership and mentoring roles during the design and implementation phases of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering projects
  • Work in local and/or international organisations demonstrating an understanding of global engineering issues
  • Apply Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering technical expertise to industry-related fields
  • Work autonomously and in teams within organisations or as a consultant
  • Apply ethical standards, principles of design for sustainable development, and environmental consideration to conceptualising and implementing industry-related projects

Course Outcomes:

At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) course, graduates should be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Robotics and Mechatronics Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:

K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside Robotics and  Mechatronics Engineering.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice. 
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications. 
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences
A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self management processes
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership




Foundation studies units
HET182 Electronics Systems
HET124 Energy and Motion
HMS111 Engineering Mathematics 1
HMS112 Engineering Mathematics 2
HES1230 Materials and Processes
HES1125 Mechanics of Structures
HES1300 Robotics and Mechatronics Project 1
HES1305 Robotics and Mechatronics Project 2

Technical studies units
HET214 Circuits and Electronics 1
HET312 Control and Automation
HET202 Digital Electronics Design
HET228 Electrical Actuators and Sensors
HET232 Embedded Microcontrollers
HMS211 Engineering Mathematics 3A
HES3350 Machine Design
HES2310 Machine Dynamics 1
HIT3172 Object-Oriented Programming in C++
HET489 Robotic Control
HES2120 Structural Mechanics
HIT3181 Technical Software Development

Advanced Engineering units
HET329 Digital Signal and Image Processing
HES5310 Machine Dynamics 2
HET344 Mechatronics Systems Design
HES5250 Robot System Design
HET551 Design & Development Project 1
HET557 Design & Development Project 2

Management and Business studies units
HES3380 Engineering Management 1
HES5380 Engineering Management 2 or HBN210N Introduction to Venture Development

Compulsory non-credit units
HES0000 Careers in the Curriculum
HED400 Professional Experience in Engineering

Specialist elective studies
Specialist Studies unit 1
Specialist Studies unit 2
Specialist Studies unit 3
Specialist Studies unit 4 

Students studying on an international student visa must complete Professional Experience in Engineering (HED400). All other students may complete an Industry-Based Learning placement instead (exemption will be granted for HED400 on completion of IBL).

Professional Experience in Engineering (HED400): Equivalent of 12 full time weeks of approved relevant engineering practical experience (0 credit points, 0 fees). To be taken at any stage during the degree.

Industry-Based Learning (Placement 1) (HEW050), Industry-Based Learning (Placement 2) (HEW055): Full time paid placement in industry for 6 (HEW050) or 12 months (HEW050 & HEW055) in an area relevant to your studies (0 academic credit points, unit fees apply). Students should attend an information session one semester prior to the scheduled IBL entry point. 

Swinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two semesters during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies whilst on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Swinburne Abroad website.


Graduates can take up careers in a wide spectrum of industries including robotics, airlines, chemical industries, automotive, appliance manufacturing and industrial research. Contributions can be made to these industries in a variety of roles including design engineer, project planner, product designer and project manager.

This course has also been professionally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia and Engineers Australia.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as well as Graduate Membership of Board of Engineers Malaysia.


Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

English Language Requirements

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Swinburne Sarawak accepts enrolment into its Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering) program via APEL. Please note that the application for APEL assessment should be made by the individual (learner).  If you are interested to gain access into the Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering) program through APEL below are the criteria:

  • Malaysian citizens;
  • Applicants should comply with the admission criteria set by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) which is 21 years of age in the year of application; and
  • A pass in the Portfolio assessment and Aptitude Test conducted by MQA.

More information on APEL is available at

Academic Entry Requirements


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A range of scholarships are available to local (Sarawakian, Sabahan & West Malaysian) and International students either at commencement or on the continuation of a course.