“I want to acquire skills in technical engineering field and software development”

“I want to acquire skills in technical engineering field and software development”

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Robotics and Mechatronics)/Bachelor of Computer Science

R2/523/6/0283 (18.10.2027) | MQA/FA4326 MQA/SWA0010

The Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics)(Honours)/Bachelor of Computer Science  course provides students with a focus on the application of advanced computing techniques on the design and operation of robotic and mechatronic systems. It combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronic and software engineering in the design, development and control of diverse systems used in the manufacturing, medicine and the service industries. Graduates of this course will have extensive skills in integrating engineering with software development, particularly relating to multi-disciplinary projects, and will have developed experience in working on team projects. They will also have well-developed oral, written and graphical communication skills.

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

Degree including honours

January, February, September, October


5 years

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

Course details

Course 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 the Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) 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.

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Computer Science will be able to:

  1. apply a broad and coherent knowledge of computer science and software development in diverse contexts and domains using critical thinking and judgment
  2. apply appropriate methods and contemporary tools to the scoping, analysis, design, construction, verification and operation of software systems
  3. communicate proficiently to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
  4. demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practice in a global context
  5. apply problem analysis and decision-making methodologies to identify, design and implement solutions to industry relevant problems with intellectual independence
  6. reflect on personal performance, learning, and self-management processes as a means of continued professional development and lifelong learning.

At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science 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.

Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): Find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies. 

Course structure

For the completion of Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) (Honours) / Computer Science, students are required to complete a total of 40 units (500 credit points) consisting of:

  • 11 Engineering core units of study (15 credit points)
  • 16 units of study from Robotics and Mechatronics Major (200 credit points)
  • 5 Computer Science core units of study (5 credit points)
  • 8 Software Development units of study (100 credits points)
  • 1 compulsory, not-for-credit units (0 credit points)

Units of study

Core units for BEng (R&M) (Hons)

Mechanical Major

Core units for Bachelor of Computer Science

Software Development Major

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

The first two years of the recommended study sequence are common between the single-degree program and the double-degree program. This allows students with a suitable level of achievements to make a transition to the double degree.

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.

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
RM31,160 annual
International students
RM41,104 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.


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Entry requirements

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Application process

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Career opportunities

Graduates from this course can take up careers in a wide spectrum of industries including robotics, automation, aerospace, chemical, defence, automotive and manufacturing where complex software plays a major role, as well as in businesses that require extensive computer support, such as banking and commerce. Contributions can be made to these industries in a variety of roles including design engineer, systems maintenance and design engineer, software engineer, project planner, product designer and project manager.

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