Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that integrates mechanics, electronics, computer science and control theory. It is at the cutting-edge of creating smarter products, devices and processes.
Mechatronics engineers develop, improve and optimise products and their functionality. As a mechatronics engineer you will improve the performance, features and functionality of products like cars, aircraft systems, medical and surgical devices and dishwashers.
The processes and production lines used to make these and many other products are also mechatronic in nature.
The applications for mechatronics engineering are virtually unlimited and the need for professionals in this progressive field is very high and increasing.
Opportunities exist in nanotechnology, mining systems and processes, robotics and automation, aerospace systems and flight control, manufacturing systems and processes, intelligent systems for motor vehicles, software engineering, telecommunications, medical systems, bioengineering and many other developing fields.
Vast opportunities for research and development in the above areas also exist in academia, research institutions and advanced industry sectors.
Mechatronics engineers may also take on other roles in industry, in areas such as consulting, management and finance.
Monash Graduate Attributes
Monash University prepares its graduates to be:
1. Responsible and effective global citizens who:
a. engage in an internationalized world
b. exhibit cross-cultural competence
c. demonstrate ethical values
2. Critical and creative scholars who:
a. produce innovative solutions to problems
b. apply research skills to a range of challenges
c. communicate perceptively and effectively
Program Education Objectives (PEOs)
The Mechatronics Engineering discipline expects to produce graduates, who are:
- competent in Mechatronics Engineering
- responsible and effective global citizens
- leaders in their chosen profession or society at large
Program Outcomes (POs)
The Mechatronics Engineering discipline has developed a set of Program Outcomes (POs) for all of its graduates based on the competencies required by the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council.
- Mechatronics Engineering Knowledge: Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and specialization in Mechatronics Engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems
- Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, survey research literature and analyze complex Mechatronics Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences
- Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex Mechatronics Engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs.
- Research-based Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex Mechatronics Engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
- Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex Mechatronics Engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations
- Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex Mechatronics Engineering problems
- Environment and Sustainability: Understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solution of complex Mechatronics Engineering problems in environmental contexts
- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice
- Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Mechatronics Engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions
- Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings
- Lifelong Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change
- Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering management principles and economic decision-making and apply these to manage projects
Mapping of Units to POs