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Mechatronics Engineer

Mechatronics Engineer

Design and develop autonomous machines and systems that process information.

What's it like to be a Mechatronics Engineer?

Mechatronics Engineers develop smart machines that can process information and make decisions. Mechatronics Engineers are involved in designing, testing and manufacturing machines and systems using combination of electrical and mechanical systems, robotics, computer science, and product engineering.

Tasks and duties

  • Developing solutions to problems with mechanical and electronic processes.
  • Designing, building and implementing equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability.
  • Developing project specifications with colleagues, often with those from other engineering disciplines.
  • Recommending modifications following prototype test results.
  • Conducting modelling, simulation and analysis of engineering systems.
  • Developing electronic, mechanical or computer processes for tasks that may be dangerous for humans.
Mechatronics Engineers may work in engineering companies, processing facilities, laboratories, and tech businesses. They are employed across industries such as manufacturing, mining, and defence, but particularly in emerging fields involving bioengineering, nanotechnology and robotics.

What can I earn as a Mechatronics Engineer?

The most common salary  for a Mechatronics Engineer is between $75k and $85k
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How to become a Mechatronics Engineer

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To become a Mechatronics Engineer you are usually required to hold a degree in engineering majoring in mechatronics or robotics.
  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of engineering. This will usually be a Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in mechatronics or robotics). Entry to these courses is generally based on Year 12 results and having met the requirements for prerequisite subjects (usually mathematics, chemistry and physics).
  2. To work independently as a Mechatronics Engineer, most states require you to have a Professional Engineer’s Licence. This is usually gained after at least four years of practice as an engineer.
  3. Mechatronics Engineers may undertake a Masters of Mechatronics Engineering in order to increase their chances of becoming a consultant, manager or project leader.

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Find a course in mechatronics or robotics and prepare to work as a Mechatronic Engineer.

Duration 4 yrs - 8 yrs
6 institutions offering this qualification
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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Leadership skills
  • Design engineering
  • Communication skills
  • Solidworks
  • Written skills

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Design
  • Solidworks
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How do Mechatronics Engineers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 3 Mechatronics Engineers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Engineering
The good things
Mechatronics engineering involves a broad skillset across traditionally separate engineering domains, providing a unique perspective on how technical solutions come together to solve problems.
The challenges
Mechatronics engineering is a multi-disciplinary field and as such, it can be difficult to get the same level of depth in a particular field compared to a domain expert.
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Automotive Electronics
The good things
Absolute pleasure to work as a mechatronics engineer
The challenges
Understanding different systems
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Engineering consulting
The good things
Working in consulting keeps life interesting - there's always a different challenge involving different clients in different industries. The work is technical "real engineering", which I enjoy.
The challenges
The workload can be variable, with extremes between peaks and troughs. Consulting often involves travel, which can make work/life balance difficult at times.
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What are the job opportunities for Mechatronics Engineers?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

Mechatronics Engineer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
17.1%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Other Engineering Professionals
Latest Mechatronics Engineer jobs on SEEK
Hays Defence
Brisbane
Senior Mechatronics Engineer | Permanent Opportunity | Brisbane Based
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Alloy Steel International
Perth > Eastern Suburbs
Graduate mechatronics engineer for fast-growing manufacturing company, full time Perth based position. Excellent career starter!
Great Plains Industries Australia
Sydney > Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire
Recent mechatronics engineering graduate sought to join small and dynamic engineering team. Mechanical or electrical grads also encouraged to apply.
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ResMed
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Are you a Mechatronics Engineer with a background in electronic fault-finding and willing to relocate to Sydney? If yes, apply now!
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