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Diploma of Engineering Technology

Mechatronic Engineering

VTAC Code: 22478VIC CRICOS: 099957F VTAC Number: Preston 6900610444, Epping 6900210444



Preston, Epping




1 year full time / 2 years part time


1 year

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Mechatronic Engineering

The perfect introduction into the world of Advanced Manufacturing. Students learn advanced technology applications, robotics, mechanics, automation using PLCs and microcontrollers, electronics and instrumentation, computer aided design, solid modelling and additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing).

Graduate with specialised skills

Completion of this course creates exciting opportunities to enter the workforce or can put you on the path to further study.

In the course of your studies, you’ll assist senior designers, production supervisors and engineers involved in the design and management of mechanical and mechatronic systems.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated state-of-the-art engineering facilities include a purpose built Robotics Workshop, fully equipped with Industrial Robots and Automation technology.

The Engineering Technology Programs focus on developing your employability skills and enabling you to be Industry job-ready.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

As a graduate of this course, you may gain employment in your specialised industry covering building and structural construction, steel detailing and fabrication, machinery/material handling or food and beverage production.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Modeller
  • Processing
  • Packaging and Automation Technician
  • Robotics and Systems Technician
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Plant Manager
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Plant Supervisor


Melbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Upon successful completion of the Diploma you can pathway to 22479VIC Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Mechatronic Engineering Design).

They explained to me that with the Advanced Diploma I could have a qualification as a draftsperson, and I thought 'yeah, this is good. I think I really need a career change.'
Pio Spadoni
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology 22479VIC
Portrait of Pio Spadoni  student engineering

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Face-to-face
  • Blended delivery
  • Online

Assessment Methods

  • written activities/assignments/reports
  • oral questioning/demonstration/observation
  • test/quiz

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Elective 10
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core 20
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core 20
MEM22001A Perform engineering activities Core 60
MEM22002A Manage self in an engineering environment Core 40
MEM23003A Operate and program computers Elective 80
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics Core 80
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles Core 60
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials Core 40
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core 40
MEM30031A Operate computer aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements Core 40
VU21174 Program control systems Elective 60
VU21176 Utilise digital electronics for control applications Elective 60
VU21232 Program, operate and select a robotics system Elective 60
VU22330 Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings Core 20
VU22451 Investigate advanced technology applications in the manufacturing industry and related industries Core 60
VU22452 Use communication network concepts and practices in manufacturing and engineering Core 40
VU22497 Annotate and create assemblies using solid models Elective 80
VU22567 Use extended features of computer aided drafting (CAD) Elective 40

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $7000 $14050
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $7250 $14300
Per year $16500
Per semester $8250

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.


Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.


  • Applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 of VCE studies or equivalent, including units in English and Mathematics.
  • Mature age students (non-VCE) with relevant experience may also apply.
  • Students who do not have the necessary prerequisite studies may be required to undertake additional bridging units of study in mathematics and communications.
Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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