Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours)

Federation University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Working with aircraft, industrial automation, transport or telecommunication systems excites you, and you have a mind for mechanics, electronics and computing engineering; this is the ideal degree for you. This course will equip graduates with the skills necessary to plan, design and manage complex systems that integrate mechanical, electronic and computational elements of engineering. Graduates find careers in these separate fields and also at the interface, where these areas of engineering merge. Due to their cross-disciplinary knowledge and versatility as problem solvers, mechatronics professionals are also highly sought after as project engineers. Project-based learning in real world situations ensures you will be work-ready. Major manufacturers and engineering-based companies are collaborating with the University's academic expertise in this comprehensive industry-supported course. The program's strong industry support ensures its graduates will have relevant, current experience. You will undertake a 12 week industry placement of your choice before completing your study. We are proud to offer an Industry Placement Program, providing the opportunity for our students to gain valuable and relevant workplace experience. Students take part in a two-year professional development program and receive up to 26 weeks placement and up to $15,000 industry scholarship. Discover more at


This program consists of 480 credit points. Students will complete 30 core courses, and a zero credit point Engineering Professional Practice course.


  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanisms
  • Electronics
  • Control-Classical, Fluid and Pneumatic
  • Instrumentation and Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics, Drives and Actuators
  • Digital and Embedded Systems
  • Individual Research Project

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have undertaken relevant higher education studies or have successfully completed Diploma, Associate Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Engineering relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Credit of 20% to 50% can be obtained toward the degree depending on program studied, individual circumstances OR interstate or overseas equivalent as assessed by the University. Candidates seeking alternate entry can consider the following options: Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths. On successful completion of FAST, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths, students can apply for the Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours) for Semester 1. Enrol in single courses such as MATHS1001 Modelling and Change or MATHS1005 Secrets of the Matrix to demonstrate ability to be successful on the program. Apply for the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (FedUni TAFE, Ballarat) which offers an articulation pathway into Higher Education and a number of credits towards the Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours).

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Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $115,200 No information available Yes No information available

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