Handbook

Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Dr Chris Manzie

Email: manziec@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Overview:

Mechatronics engineering blends the disciplines of mechanical, electrical and software engineering around the principles of control systems and automation. Mechatronic engineers create and work with systems that have various degrees of automation, which is increasingly a factor of everyday life with examples including robots, automobiles and CNC machines all featuring levels of computer control.

Learning Outcomes:

The objectives of the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) are that graduates should:

  • Have a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology;
  • Have acquired the educational and professional standards of the professional institutions and boards with which the School’s courses are accredited;
  • Possess a broad knowledge base of their chosen discipline, and of other disciplines so as to facilitate effective communication with those other professionals with whom engineers routinely communicate;
  • Understand the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources;
  • Have acquired the mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in technology;
  • Possess analytical, problem-solving and, where relevant, design skills, including those appropriate for sustainable development;
  • Have verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing our society;
  • Have developed professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the community;
  • Have an appreciation of the interpersonal and management skills required by engineers in undertaking professional activities;
  • Understand the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development.
Structure & Available Subjects:

The Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) consists of 300 points of study - 250 points core (compulsory) and 50 points of elective subjects from the lists below.

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options:

Total 300 points - 250 points core (compulsory) and 50 points elective subjects from the lists below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are listed below. The order of subjects is one way of progressing through the course - students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing, and if a domestic student, their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 100 points Core

Core (100 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 100 points Core

Core (100 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1
12.5
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 50 points Core
  • 12.5 points Mechatronics Elective from Group A
  • 37.5 points Mechatronics Electives from Group B

Core (50 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.5
Year Long, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Mechatronics Electives Group A

Total 12.5 points

Students must choose at least 12.5 points from these electives:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Mechatronics Electives Group B

Total up to 37.5 points

Group B Electives are streamed and enable students to gain greater depth in a particular discipline based on their background. In several cases this will be dependent on students satisfying prerequisite requirements through their previous studies.

Students may choose up to 37.5 points from these electives.

From Mechanical Engineering (5 subject streams):

  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics + Thermodynamics + Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics + Fluid Dynamics + Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Mechanics & Materials + Materials + Advanced Materials
  • Mechanics & Materials + Solid Mechanics + Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Design for Manufacturing + Design for Integration
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1
12.5
Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1
12.5
Semester 2
12.5

From Electrical Engineering (3 subject streams):

  • Signal Processing + Probability and Random Models + Advanced Signal Processing
  • Electrical Device Modelling + Electronic Circuit Design + High Speed Electronics
  • Probability and Random Models + Communication Systems + Advanced Communication Systems
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.5

From Computing and Information Systems (5 subject streams):

  • Internet Technologies + Distributed Systems + Mobile Computing Systems Programming
  • Internet Technologies + Distributed Systems + Cluster and Cloud Computing
  • Internet Technologies + Distributed Systems + Distributed Algorithms
  • Constraint Programming + Optimisation for Industry (MAST)
  • Software Architecture
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-mechatronics/overview
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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