Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronic)
A foundation for advanced engineering
Mechatronic engineering combines mechanics, electronics and computing. Mechatronic engineers work comfortably across all three areas, creating complex robotics and artificially intelligent technologies.
Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechatronic) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.
What will you do?
The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Mechatronic). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:
- gain hands-on mechatronic experience through small-group projects
- study heat transfer and thermodynamics
- learn about dynamics, control and microcontroller programming
- develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.
Note: If you’re currently enrolled in the master program and wish to exit with the graduate diploma, see the academic requirements for this degree.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Higher Education Study
|A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.5
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $43,500
Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Mechatronic engineers offer expertise in the fields of combustion, noise and vibration control, energy technology, vibrations, control systems, robotics, quality management, bioengineering, aeronautics or fluid mechanics, water supply, mining, manufacturing, production planning, maintenance planning, consumer product design, pollution control and new materials.
They may design, construct and maintain intelligent machines, micro-machines, smart structures, intelligent systems, control systems and consumer products such as cameras and washing machines. Alternatively, they may apply these skills to a fully automated robotic assembly line, or they may be involved with defence technology and automated systems.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in:
Aircraft Engineer; Manufacturing Engineer; Robotics Engineer; Instrumentation Engineer
Academic Program Rules
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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023