MC256 - Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering)

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Plan: MC256 - Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(RoboMechEng)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030101
CRICOS code: 087985A

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Purpose of the Program

The main objective of the Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) program is to develop advanced knowledge and skills in robotics and mechatronics that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries.  The program aims to provide you with skills to step up as project leaders, consultants and managers with the knowledge and skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in manufacturing oriented businesses. 

You will gain state of the art knowledge and skills in robotics and mechatronics engineering and related technologies, combined with advanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, project management and research skills.

At the completion of the program you will be equipped to further your career aspirations in manufacturing engineering, operations, or consultancy in fields like manufacturing, automotive, petrochemical, mineral processing, bio-processing etc, as:

  • R&D leader introducing new technologies and research and development
  • Team Leader implementing operational strategies
  • Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a business unit.
  • Consultant providing specialist technical advice to industry.

In this program you will undertake a capstone project with the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Masters Research Project (or the alternative of taking both of the 24 credit point courses OENG1089, Masters Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090, Masters Research Project Part 2). In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or engineering management application.

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus. While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed a Bachelor of Engineering program in Robotics or Mechatronics Engineering, at AQF level 8 or equivalent, you may be eligible to receive up to 96 credit points of advanced standing into the program.

If you have completed MC256 MEng (Robotics & Mechatronics Eng) and you meet the eligibility criteria you can apply for DR216 PhD (Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering). If you require further details on programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: : Electrical, Electronic, Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Sustainable Systems, Computer Engineering, or Automotive Engineering with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.

Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).

Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

English Language Requirements

International applicants: A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Industry Links
This program has strong links with industry through its Industry Advisory Committee and through research and teaching collaborations.  Many program teaching staff are from local industry or have extensive previous industry experience and well-developed contact networks, and many are currently engaged in industry-funded research projects. These attributes, when integrated into teaching and courseware development, ensure that your learning experience is industry-relevant and work-integrated. The Research Project course, undertaken in second year,  provides opportunities for Work Integrated Learning through industry-based projects.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to manufacturing and materials engineering, refer to, or for collections of references for all engineering, refer

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Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT.

Services for students

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other forms of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
  • career development and employment
  • iving and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

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