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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours)

R/523/6/0106 (09/20) – MQA/FA4326 Degree including honours

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 and mechatronics, encompassing automated assembly plants, smart systems and autonomous vehicles. Graduates of this course will have extensive skills relating to multi-disciplinary sectors of engineering.

Graduates are eligible for registration under Mechatronics branch with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

Intakes

  • March
  • August
  • October

Duration

4 years

Fees*

  • Malaysian students: RM32,560 annual
  • International students: RM41,200 annual

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 semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

- Course objectives, course learning outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Course educational objectives

The following course educational objectives define the achievements of Swinburne graduates in their professional engineering career a few years after graduation.

  1. CEO1 Professionalism: Graduates establish themselves as practicing professionals in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering and related fields.
  2. CEO2 Continuous Development: Graduates engage in continuous pursuit of knowledge and development of competencies.
  3. CEO3 Social Involvement: Graduates contribute to sustainable development and well-being of society.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the chosen major in engineering in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking and judgment
  2. apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence, as preparation for research higher degrees
  3. apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  4. apply abstraction, mathematics and engineering fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a model, using appropriate engineering methods and tools
  5. communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
  6. demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional engineering practice in a global and sustainable context
  7. reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

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

  • 12 Core Units of Study (150 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from Robotics and Mechatronics Major (200 credit points)
  • 4 Elective units (50 credit points), either from Specialist Studies electives or an approved minor
  • 1 compulsory, not-for-credit units (0 credit points)

Units of study

Core units

Robotics and Mechatronics Major

* Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes
 Honours merit unit – results are used in the honours merit calculation

In the final year, students will be required to undertake two Final Year Research Project units (capstone experiences) which helps meet professional accreditation requirements.

Students are required to complete EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (non-credit point unit), a 12-week approved relevant industrial practical experience before the commencement of the last semester of study.

Career opportunities

Robotics and Mechatronics engineering 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, defense, 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).

How to enter this course

- Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne Sarawak.

English language requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

How to apply

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