single degree

Master of Engineering in Mechatronics

A single two year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Mechatronics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

54 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1

ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2

ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering

ENGN8120 Systems Modelling

ENGN8170 Group Project

ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors

ENGN6223 Control Systems

ENGN6627 Robotics

A minimum of 6 units from completion of technical group 1 courses from the following list:

ENGN6528 Computer Vision

COMP6710 Structured Programming

COMP6730 Programming for Scientists

ENGN6224 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

ENGN6331 Systems Dynamics

A minimum of 24 units from completion of technical group 2 courses from the following list:

ENGN8535 Engineering Data Analytics

ENGN8536 Advanced Topics in Mechatronics Systems

ENGN8537 Embedded Systems and Real Time Digital Signal Processing

ENGN8538 Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering

ENGN8831 Integration of Renewable Energy into Power Systems and Microgrids

ENGN8833 Industrial Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation

ENGN8224 Advanced Control Systems

A maximum of 12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN8100 Introduction to Systems Engineering 6 units ENGN6250 Professional Practice 1 6 units ENGN6213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors 6 units Group 1 Option 6 units
ENGN8120 Systems Modelling 6 units ENGN8260 Professional Practice 2 6 units ENGN6223 Control Systems 6 units ENGN6627 Robotics 6 units
Year 2 48 units Group 2 Option 6 units Group 2 Option 6 units Group 2 Option 6 units University Elective 6 units
University Elective 6 units Group 2 Option 6 units ENGN8170 Group Project 12 units ENGN8170 Group Project 12 units

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Optoelectronic Engineering, Physics

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

This two-year master qualification provides students with specialised knowledge and professional engineering skills to prepare them for a career in the rapidly-growing fields of mechatronics, robotics and automation, computer vision and intelligent systems.  The program builds on ANU’s interdisciplinary engineering focus and research expertise to give students the required skills to address complex multi-disciplinary problems, while at the same time providing advanced technical knowledge in the above fields.

The program includes specialized courses in control systems, advanced control systems, computer vision, robotics, embedded systems, data analytics, grid integration and industrial energy efficiency.  Students also have the opportunity to select up to two elective courses from across the University.

Work Integrated Learning is an important part of the program and is delivered through the group project.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

1. Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to address complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems related to robotics and mechatronic systems.

2. Proficiently apply advanced, integrated technical knowledge in mechatronics and the underpinning sciences and scientific methods.

3. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the robotics, intelligent systems, and industry automation sector.

4. Understand the contextual factors that influence professional engineering practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of engineering activities.

5. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication tools.

6. Engage in independent investigation, critical reflection and lifelong learning to continue to practice at the forefront of the discipline.

7. Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.

Further Information

New students should read the document found here for course advice.
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