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Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours)


Total Fee*



Malaysian students: RM26,120 annual
International students: RM32,240 annual

4 Years

Feb, Aug, Octa

*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.

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

About the course

Course description

The Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) course prepares students to cross the traditional boundaries between mechanical systems, machines, computer hardware and software, control and electronic design. Students can choose to focus their career in any one of these fields which may seek to meet growing employment demand for multi-skilled graduates from an industry that is pushing the limits of technology by exploiting the growing convergence of these fields. One such field of growth is robotic systems, encompassing automated assembly plants and driverless vehicles. Graduates of this course will have extensive skills relating to multi-disciplinary sectors.

Course objectives

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) (Honours) 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 to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools in complex engineering activities.
  • K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering within that context
  • K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Proficiently applies research principles and methods on current or emerging complex problems of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering.
  • K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the societal, environmental and other 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 and complex engineering problems.
  • S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses current or emerging knowledge and research methods to undertake independent research in solving complex engineering problems and as preparation for research higher degrees.
  • S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in designing solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing project work including finance.
  • A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences including in complex engineering activities.
  • A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
  • A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
  • A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism and life-long learning.
  • A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
  • A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Course structure

For completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics), students are required to complete a total of 32 units (400 credit points) consisting of:

  • 17 units in Foundation Studies (212.5 credit points)
  • 7 units in Technical Studies (87.5 credit points)
  • 2 units in Software Engineering Studies (25 credit points)
  • 2 units in Management and Business Studies (25 credit points)
  • 4 units in Specialist Studies (50 credit points)
  • 3 compulsory, not-for-credit units

Unit of study

In addition to the above units the successful completion of EAT20008 Professional experience in Engineering (12 weeks of approved relevant industrial practical experience) before the last semester of study.

Students have the option to undertake Industry-Based Learning (IBL) which is full-time pad placement in industry for 6 (EAT20010) or 12 months (EAT20010 and EAT20011) in an area relevant to engineering studies after Semester 5 or Semester 6. An administrative fee may apply for this option. The successful completion of IBL can be used to fulfil the requirements of EAT20008 Professional experience in Engineering.

Students must also complete EDU10015 Careers in the Curriculum, an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects, before commencing EAT20008 or IBL.

Employment Outcomes

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment as systems maintenance and design engineer, project planner, product designer or project manager in a range of industries including robotics, aerospace, chemical, defence, automotive, manufacturing, industrial research and the oil and gas sector.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to register as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineering Malaysia (BEM) and to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia (EA).

A Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science is also available.

How to apply

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

English Language Requirement

Academic Requirement

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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.