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What will I learn?

Get the latest learning in robotics technologies, preparing you to become a key player in developing the robots that will populate our future. The degree combines electronics, computer control, signal processing and programming in the design, development and application of robots, and their integration with other systems in the work environment.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in electronics, professional skills, engineering design, engineering programming, engineering physics and materials, engineering mechanics, and mathematics.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in computer programming, electrical circuits and machines, engineering mathematics, automation and industrial control, microprocessors, analysis of engineering systems, electronic circuits, and sensors and actuators.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in computer organisation and design, project management for engineering and science, control systems, robotic systems, and workplace preparation
  • a topic in the mechanics of machines or a mechanical design project
  • a 20-week industry placement.

Honours year

A typical honours year may include:

  • a major robotics engineering honours thesis allowing high-performing students to progress to a higher degree by research
  • topics in autonomous systems, and standards, ethics and compliance
  • a selection of electives in allied science and engineering areas.

Your career

Robotics is the design, development and application of robots in fields as diverse as manufacturing, mining and medicine. Robotics engineering is an area of rapid change and innovation where new careers continue to open up and established careers continue to change, and robotics and robotic technologies are more in demand than ever.

Potential occupations include:

  • robotics engineer
  • robotics sensor integration specialist
  • mechatronic engineer
  • process and automation engineer
  • instrument engineer.

Potential employers include:

  • automotive sector
  • electronic sector
  • defence.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,12,676) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

Prerequisites: SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.

Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.