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Master of Engineering Practice (Mechatronic & Robotic Engineering)

Master of Engineering Practice (Mechatronic & Robotic Engineering) (MEPR)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 3 years part-time
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep
Note: Not available to international students unless living in Australia and holding a valid visa with a duration of no less than 3 years.

Overview

  • Take your mechatronics engineering knowledge to the next level by exploring exciting topics like control system design, machine vision, and data processing.  
  • Gain hands-on experience with motors, gearing, and simulation and modelling while studying state space design, filtering techniques, and digital control principles. 
  • Dive into the world of robotic engineering and learn how different components can be brought together to create seamless mechatronic systems like mobile AI robotic platforms to robotic additive manufacturing assembly or processing systems. 
  • Discover the intricacies of computer vision and image processing with this masters in engineering. Learn about the advanced applications of facial recognition technology and how to use a range of software including OpenCV, AR and VR technology, chemical sensors, and penetrative radars. 
  • From modelling controlling drones to navigating underwater robots, to programming the Boston Robotics dog, you'll master obstacle avoidance, path planning, and the language of robot communication.  
  • This degree also delves into artificial intelligence engineering and the topic of machine learning.  
  • If you’re looking for an online engineering degree, you’re in the right place. There are some elements of this qualification that need to be completed in person (see more information on residential schools below) however, this engineering masters can largely be completed online.  

Further study

Graduates from the Master of Engineering Practice are eligible to be considered for higher research degrees such as the Master of Research or PhD studies.

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Professional accreditation

The program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Engineer level.

Career outcomes

When you graduate with a Master of Engineering Practice (Mechatronics and Robotic Engineering) you will be prepared to make a difference in the world of medical technology, transportation systems, mining resource extraction, power generation and distribution, renewable energy systems, electric vehicle and even spacecraft and satellites. Specific jobs, as defined by the Engineers Australia Mechatronics Field of Practice, may includer robotics engineers, robotics design engineer, research mechatronic engineer or automation engineer.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university three year Bachelor degree in engineering science or engineering technology in the relevant specialisation area, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years' relevant professional work experience.
  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; citizen of New Zealand or holder of a valid visa with a duration of at least three years.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.

Courses to be studied Units
3 x core courses 6
4 x technical courses 4
2 x elective courses 2
Total 12

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30240

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to UniSQ are:

  • Semester 3, 2023 - applications close on 13 November and Semester 3 study period commences on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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