Mechatronic Engineer (VIC)
Education and Training:
To become a mechatronic engineer you usually have to study engineering at university with a major in mechatronics or robotics. Related degree courses in electronics, electrical or mechanical engineering may also be appropriate. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your VCE. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry and physics are normally required. Most universities in Australia offer relevant degrees. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the universities you are interested in for more information as requirements may change.
Graduates may apply for membership of Engineers Australia. Visit their website for more details.
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
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- Associate Degree in Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology *
- Bachelor of Science *
- Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering - Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics (Honours) / Bachelor of Business - International Business
- Bachelor of Engineering - Robotics and Mechatronics (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering - Robotics and Mechatronics (Honours) / Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Engineering - Robotics and Mechatronics (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) *
- Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
- Master of Engineering *
Mechatronic engineers are employed in firms where it is necessary to design and maintain automatic equipment. This includes a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, mining, aviation, robotics, defence and transport. Some mechatronic engineers are employed by large manufacturing companies which are involved in high-volume production.
New opportunities are becoming available due to technological advances. Mechatronic engineering can lead to management positions, including project management. Mechatronic engineers have broad multidisciplinary skills, so they are able to move into more traditional engineering disciplines.
For Further Information:
Careers Centre, Engineers Australia
Engineer Your Career
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