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Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours)

Invent the robot workforce of the future.

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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,000
Location: Tonsley, Australia
Prerequisites: SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 083449B
Delivery mode: On campus: Tonsley

Why study Robotics Engineering at Flinders

  • Receive hands-on learning with current robotics technologies and industry-standard software
  • Get additional exposure to robotics and automation through extra-curricular projects
  • Study a robotics degree based on key elements of the latest robotics technology
  • Learn about electronics, computer control, signal processing, development and application of robots
  • Put your robotics engineering skills to the test in a range of national competitions like NI-ARC, AGVC, and Maritime RobotX Challenge
  • Access purpose-built state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities and heavy engineering pods at Tonsley

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience, helping you graduate work-ready.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a 20-week industry placement as part of your degree. One of the longest work placements offered in Australia, it enables you to work alongside professional engineers tackling real-world problems.
  • Gain hands-on exposure to the cutting-edge equipment and facilities of Flinders University’s new technology precinct at Tonsley.
  • Undertake an integrated high-technology design consulting project, putting what you learn into practice.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


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:

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Instrumentation engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechatronics Specialist
  • Process and automation
  • engineer/scientist
  • Robotics engineer
  • Robotics sensor integration specialist.

Potential employers include:

  • automotive sector
  • electronic sector
  • defence.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.