Course Description

Get prepared for a design and manufacturing career, with a program focused on mechatronics system design, automation, manufacturing management, and advanced materials.

As automation replaces people in various industry sectors, there's an increasing need for experts who can understand, design, and maintain these machines in a manufacturing industry context.

By combining skills in mechatronics with advanced manufacturing, this program will prepare you to become a capable professional in this field.

Your studies will include areas such as electrical and electronic system design, machine intelligence and robotics, computer programming, advanced materials, and more, with emphasis placed on the need to view a manufacturing system as being made up of people, machines and information.

You'll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design and build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

A feature of this program is the access you'll have to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct which combines RMIT's expertise in technology and design innovation.

To ensure you graduate job ready, you'll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.

Why study advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at RMIT?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for engineering (mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing). Get involved in high-tech manufacturing processes and the manufacturing of high-tech products. Studying advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at RMIT offers the following benefits:

  • Prepare yourself for employment
    With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge Scholarship.

    Tuition Fees

    Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
    International Students: $36,480 per year full-time


    4 years full time, 8 years part time

    Starting dates

    February, July

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 57.6% (national average 48.3%)
    Improved skills: 83.2% (national average 83.1%)
    Overall satisfaction: 77.2% (national average 74.4%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: 70.5% (national average 76.8%)
    Studying full time: 22.9% (national average 13.7%)
    Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $63,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    CRICOS Code: 079772C
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH068

    Entry Requirements

    The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which