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There is increasing pressure on industries to deliver better products and services at reduced costs to remain competitive .
Robotics and mechatronics , central to addressing this demand , is crucial to the development of smart products and intelligent devices . It is the nexus between mechanical and electrical engineering , and is at the forefront of the Internet of things . As a robotics and mechatronics engineer , you could design the control systems for a myriad of applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to miniature robots for use in medical applications . Or you might take an everyday household product and turn it into a truly clever device .
Robotics and mechatronics engineers design devices and the programs that control those devices . They ’ re adept at handling vast amounts of data and creating systems that make sense of data in real time so that a fully automated manufacturing facility can operate safely and efficiently , or a car can drive completely autonomously . The applications of this field is virtually unlimited . With the knowledge and skills you ’ ll have when you graduate , you ’ ll be able to design , develop , manufacture and operate the intelligent products and complex systems of today and tomorrow .
This course was designed in response to the fast-paced and growing needs of the industry and our lifestyle . It equips you with skills and insights sought after by the industry , and offers a choice of specialisation in automation or AI that ’ ll prepare you with the essential knowledge and skillsets to redefine success for your future organisation .
Course structure
You ’ ll complete 108 points of core units and 36 points of electives to graduate . Units offered in levels two to four are listed below . Units have a value of six credit points , unless stated otherwise .
Level two
• Electrical circuits
• Engineering design 1
• Computer organisation and programming
• Advanced engineering mathematics
• Mechanics
• Digital systems
• Two elective units
Level three
• Analogue electronics
• Dynamical systems
• Sensors and artificial perception
• Modeling and control
• Integrated design project
• Thermo-fluid and power systems 1
• Electrical energy systems 1
• One elective unit ( based on your selected stream )
Level four
• Mechatronics final year project 1
• Mechatronics final year project 2
• Robotics
• Professional practice
• Engineering cyber-physical systems ( Automation stream ) or Computer vision ( AI stream )
• Mechatronics and manufacturing ( Automation stream ) or Intelligent robotics ( AI stream )
• Two elective units .
4 years February , July and October
RM48,101 Malaysian student
RM54,915 International student 2021 fees per year
Industrial training
COURSE HIGHLIGHT Graduates will be uniquely positioned to seize opportunities in the field of robotics , automation and artificial intelligence
RECOMMENDATION Complete Introduction to systems engineering and Digital systems at level one .
CAREER PATHS The need for professionals in this progressive field is increasing . You ’ ll be in high demand in many fields , including :
• nanotechnology
• robotics
• bio-engineering
• smart manufacturing
• automation
• automotive
• deep analytics .
1 You must complete these units if you plan to seek accreditation with the Engineering Accreditation Council Malaysia .
One of the highlights in my discipline was the amount of design and build projects embedded in the course syllabus . I worked on a variety of projects requiring both physical strength and technical programming know-hows . I enjoyed working and learning through the intense brainstorming , scratch-building , failing fast and iterating , and finally accomplishing a working prototype !”
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering ( Honours ) Associate Auditor , General Electric
After graduating from Monash , Figo joined General Electric ( GE ) under the Digital Technology Leadership Program . He led multiple regional projects for the company , performing cybersecurity audits and advising on digital technology initiatives across GE businesses in the aviation , power , healthcare , and digital industries .
Figo was later offered an accelerated role in internal auditing and advisory , and is currently on assignment in the USA to audit the effectiveness of GE ’ s Insider Threat program in protecting the company ’ s critical intellectual property .