The Master of Mechatronics Engineering is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will:
- have gained knowledge and practice in mechatronics engineering fields of system dynamics and control, mechatronics systems design and integration, intelligent engineering solution, based upon the interconnection of mechanical, electrical and computing systems.
- have gained knowledge and practice in advanced mechatronics engineering topics which might include applications in various industrial sectors and interdisciplinary engineering domains;
- be able to apply their knowledge to analyse and design mechatronics systems and processes;
- have developed problem solving and trouble shooting skills that may be applied in professional practice;
- be able to demonstrate proficiency over established and emerging engineering methods and tools to solve practical engineering problems;
- understand the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources;
- be able to undertake a piece of original research either within an industrial setting or in a laboratory, involving the collection of data, its objective analysis and interpretation;
- have effective verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing society;
- be conversant with important issues relevant to sectors influenced by mechatronics engineering, such as the sustainability of resources, the efficient operation of all processes, the rise of automation and intelligent processes, and privacy and security in the age of the internet; and,
- know and epitomize professional ethical behaviour and responsibilities towards their profession and the community, including having positive and responsible approaches to sustainable development, process and personal safety, management of information and professional integrity.
- an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in mechatronics engineering, drawing from mechanical, electrical and software engineering;
- an ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the mechatronics engineering discipline;
- advanced skills and techniques applicable to mechatronics engineering;
- well-developed problem-solving abilities, characterised by flexibility of approach;
- advanced competencies in engineering professional expertise and scholarship;
- a capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written forms of communications;
- an advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of mechatronics engineering;
- an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research;
- a capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- an appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership in the specialist area;
- the capacity to value and participate in projects which require team-work;
- an understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community (including business and industry);
- a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society; and,
- advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies.
Graduates of the Master of Mechatronic Engineering will have:
University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes
- Academically excellent
- Knowledgeable across disciplines
- Attuned to cultural diversity
- Active global citizens
- Leaders in communities
Melbourne School of Engineering Graduate Attributes
- Strong analytical skills
- Depth of understanding
- Practical ingenuity creativity
- Understanding of global issues
- Business and management
- Lifelong learners
- High ethical standards and professionalism
Engineers Australia Competencies
- Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
- Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
- In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
- Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
- Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
- Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering
- Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
- Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
- Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
- Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
- Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
- Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
- Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
- Professional use and management of information.
- Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
- Effective team membership and team leadership.
Last updated: 12 November 2022