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Mechatronics engineering at the University of Melbourne - Australia

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Melbourne School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics is a discipline concerned with the integration of mechanical, electronic and software engineering. A detailed understanding of how these areas interact enables the development of 'smart' products and systems such as computer controlled robots and washing machines.

Mechatronics study options

    Undergraduate study - Mechanical Systems studies in New Generation degrees
    Coursework Masters programs
    Research Degrees

What You Study
Core Engineering studies include mathematics, systems design and engineering computation. Mechatronic Engineering study areas include control systems, programming, dynamics of machines, and electrical network analysis and design. At the Masters level of this course the emphasis is on industry interaction, featuring guest lectures in the areas of project management, intellectual property, ethics and patenting. In their final year, students undertake an industry-focussed project, where they will exercise their technical knowledge and research skills with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Career Outcomes
Graduates have advanced skills and knowledge that can be used in a variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in the manufacturing or robotics industries. A wealth of job opportunities are available with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Graduates can participate in and lead multidisciplinary teams in areas such as product development, manufacturing, computing and electronics, hardware and software, mining engineering and robotics.

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