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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Mechatronics engineering at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) - Australia

    RMIT University
    GPO Box 2476
    Melbourne VIC 3001
    Australia
    Phone +61 3 9925 2000
    E-mail: study@rmit.edu.au

Description
Are you interested in developing robots and high-speed automated machines? As a manufacturing and mechatronics engineer, you can work in many industries, including the automotive, aerospace, marine, food and beverage, logistics, mining and service industries. You will be at the heart of designing systems and equipment that turn raw material into finished products. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary engineering area that involves mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronics, computer systems and information technology.

Manufacturing engineering examines the development and planning of processes and equipment. Mechatronics engineering involves the development of hardware such as robots and high-speed automated machines to carry out the plan.
The advanced manufacturing and mechatronics engineering degree specialises in all aspects of advanced manufacturing processes, from system design and quality control to the actual building of automatic systems. You will be able to design and build manufacturing systems that are environmentally sustainable while also meeting customer needs.
Global connections
Opportunities are available for final year students to carry out a work placement overseas with industry partners. Additionally, the option to link with a multinational organisations such as ABB, Festo, Ford, Holden, Toyota, Cadbury, NI and SAGE is available for final year projects.

Work experience
You are expected to obtain a minimum of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment in which professional engineers are involved. Australian students may also choose to take part in a one-year industry placement position. This normally occurs at the middle or at the end of third year. It not only provides the opportunity for you to gain academic credit, but also valuable paid industrial experience, which may lead to an industry-linked final year project or even full-time employment. You can apply to join companies within Australia or overseas. In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry based or simulates an industrial situation.
Duration
Four years full-time or part-time study may be available.
Years one and two are conducted on the City campus and years three and four are conducted on the Bundoora campus.

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