Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
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|Duration||5 Year/s (Term 4 intake is only available to students progressing from Unilink Engineering.)|
|Campus and intakes|
|Fees*||A$25,750 (annual for 2013)*|
Course in detail
This program information is provided for prospective students. Current students, please refer to your program planner and unit outline. Program planners are available on the faculty website under Information for Current Students.
7 x Technical Studies units (87.5 credit points)
14 x Software Engineering Studies units (175 credit points)
2 x Management and Business Studies unit (25 credit points):
- HES3380, and
3 x Compulsory, non-credit point units (0 credit points):
- HED400 (or IBL), and
- HES0000, and
Engineering students have the option of undertaking a 6 or 12 month, full-time, paid professional placement to link theory to practice, develop leadership potential and enhance graduate employability. Placements are subject to availability and student eligibility, and unit fees apply. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake IBL. Please refer to the Course Experience tab for more information.
In addition to the above, all Swinburne undergraduate students must complete a compulsory unit of study, Careers in the Curriculum. Careers in the Curriculum is an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects.
Units of study
Aims and objectives
- Manage complex robotics and mechatronics engineering projects that are motivational, entrepreneurial, research and/or industry linked
- Take leadership and mentoring roles during the design and implementation phases of robotics and mechatronics engineering projects
- Work in local and/or international organisations demonstrating an understanding of global engineering issues
- Apply robotics and mechatronics engineering technical expertise to industry-related fields
- Work autonomously and in teams within organisations or as a consultant
- Apply ethical standards, principles of design for sustainable development, and environmental consideration to conceptualising and implementing industry-related projects
- Manage and develop software, particularly relating to medium- and large- scale projects, using the object-oriented approach
- K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences
- K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools
- K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering within that context
- K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering
- K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice
- K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context
- S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications
- S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems
- S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design
- S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects
- A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability
- A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences
- A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice
- A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information
- A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism
- A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self management processes
- A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership
HonoursSwinburne Engineering degrees offer the opportunity for high achieving students to graduate with an Honours grade.
Engineering Honours are awarded on the basis of academic achievement in twelve units nominated as representing the key values of the program. The mark for the student’s first attempt each of in the nominated units is averaged to determine the Honours grade:
H2: Greater than or equal to 75% and less than 80%
H2B: Greater than or equal to 70% and less than 75%
H3: Greater than or equal to 65% and less than 70%
Swinburne AbroadSwinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two semesters during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies while on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Swinburne Abroad website.
English language requirements
How to apply
Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process on our How to Apply page.
Course fees*A$25,750 (annual for 2013)
A range of scholarships is available to international students, visit our Scholarship Page for details.