Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology is a course which enables students to acquire and develop broad engineering skills. This is a three year (full time equivalent) degree that would enable graduates to find work as an engineering technologist in various fields ranging from civil, manufacturing, energy, mining or construction to roles in government or consulting. Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology could find work in para-professional engineering positions, as engineering draftspersons and technicians, in engineering teams or as an assistant to an engineer in an industrial or manufacturing setting, as a software developer or in robotics and mechatronics.

View Bachelor of Engineering Technology handbook
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Your major

Robotics and Mechatronics

Discover three traditional engineering disciplines – mechanical, electronics and software – as you bolster your CV with real industry experiences. Expand your technical knowledge in the real world and the classroom with units in computer-aided engineering, control systems, electronics, machine dynamics and design, mechatronics systems design and development, programming, project management and structural mechanics.

Your industry experience

Students undertake an industry project each semester to build their professional portfolios and gain professional and workplace skills.  Students also undertake a project dedicated to deepening their understanding of Indigenous knowledge, worldviews, standpoints, and culture relevant to STEM.

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Skills you’ll learn

  • Problem solving
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Engineering principles
  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Communication, documentation and presentation

Your career opportunities

  • Para-professional
  • Engineering assistant
  • Technician

Key codes

CRICOS course code
116130D
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Why Swinburne?

86.1% of graduates found employment within 4 months of completing their course

#45 for Automation and Control

Ranked Top 75 in Civil Engineering

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

Top 100 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).
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Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 23 in any English (except EAL) or 27 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in one of Maths: General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics equivalent.
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Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

View course handbook

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

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Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about RPL

How credit points work

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Engineering Technology students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

8
Core
+
8
Major
+
8
Electives
=
Bachelor of Engineering Technology

What your course could look like

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Introduction to Programming
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10009
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10025
Humanitarian Engineering Design Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10001
Engineering Materials
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10002
Engineering Mechanics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10003
Calculus and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10012
Linear Algebra and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10013
Energy and Motion
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
PHY10001
Major units (Robotics and Mechatronic Engineering)
Topics in Computer Science
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40004
Computing Technology Project A
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40005
Computing Technology Project B
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40006
Circuits & Electronics 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20006
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Research Report A
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40010
Mechatronics Systems Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME40002
Robot Systems Design
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
RME40003
Units of study Unit code
Topics in Computer Science
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40004
Computing Technology Project A
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40005
Computing Technology Project B
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40006
Circuits & Electronics 1
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20006
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Research Report A
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT40010
Mechatronics Systems Design
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
RME40002
Robot Systems Design
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
RME40003
Units of study Unit code
Option 1
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

View course handbook

2024 fees

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

43,340.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

Find out more about fees

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.
Learn more about paying your fees

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351

Learn more about SSAF

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

Learn more about scholarships

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Learn more about scholarships

Professional placement fees

Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
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Course code
BA-ENGTEC
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Course code
BA-ENGTEC
CRICOS code
116130D
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Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
Start dates
Location
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
Upcoming events
Open Day 2024
28-July-2024