Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Engineering


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Combining a detailed understanding of mechanics and kinectics with electronics and computing, mechatronics is a dynamic and highly productive research area.

Monash's robotics and vision work is known the world over, especially for combining sophisticated computer algorithms with multiple types of sensor on novel hardware platforms, to create robots that are able to understand their environment in a way that they can make intelligent decisions when given new tasks to perform.

There are robots equipped with 360-degree vision, laser rangers, 360-degree sonar and odour sensors. Robots can assist the aged by interpreting their gestures, navigate through disaster sites, burrow underground, rescue divers, fly through the air, swarm like ants, generate maps, interpret changes and build up knowledge of the environment.


For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

Single degree

  • 0032 Bachelor of Engineering

Double degrees

  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0548 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering
  • 0094 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Laws
  • 0085 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 3280 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3282 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 3834 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering

Postgraduate study is also available in this area of study in the following courses:

  • 3292 Master of Engineering Science (Research)
  • 3291 Doctor of Philosophy