Start date

Mawson Lakes

2 year(s) full-time


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AUD$ 35,100 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2019

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
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This program provides development engineers, engineering managers, acquisition specialists, capability planners, and researchers with essential principles and advanced skills, and the latest practice and research outcomes in intelligent autonomous systems. This program covers various areas of engineering and technology including areas such as control, actuation and automation, advanced mechatronic systems, and sensor systems. Students also develop engineering research methods skills and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to an integrative final year project.

Content & Structure

The program provides graduates with extended skills and knowledge in key areas of both enabling technology and systems integration techniques that comprise intelligent autonomous systems; and considerations germane to the integration of these systems into a human-centric society. In addition, it provides students with opportunities to develop and apply those skills whilst integrating knowledge to complete a practical project in their own area of interest, a project related to any research institutes affiliated to the school, or a project from their workplace.

In the first year of the program students gain an appreciation of the functional elements of an autonomous system. This includes studies in areas such as control, autonomous mechatronic systems, industrial actuation and automation, sensor systems, and the principles of systems engineering. In addition they develop engineering research practice skills.

In the second year of the program students undertake a major project where students will apply their knowledge and skills to a substantial research or workplace project.

What courses you'll study

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Control Systems M EEET 5148 4.5
Autonomous Mechatronic Systems EEET 4070 4.5
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5
Digital Signal Processing EEET 4058 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Four Courses From:
Advanced Control EEET 4071 4.5 Note(s): 1
Industrial Actuation and Automation MENG 4019 4.5
Machine Vision Systems MFET 4015 4.5
Systems Engineering EEET 3034 4.5
Robotics and Automation MFET 5023 4.5
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Project Planning and Formulation ENGG 5019 9
Project Methodologies ENGG 5018 9
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Autonomous Systems Minor Thesis ENGG 5015 18
Autonomous Systems Minor Thesis A ENGG 5016 9
Autonomous Systems Minor Thesis B ENGG 5017 9

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