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Mechatronic Engineering Major


Mechatronic engineering involves the study of computer-controlled systems that form the basis of the 'intelligent' products that are ubiquitous in today's society.

This major allows students to understand the interconnection between disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and systems engineering, as well as computer science, and provides a foundation for cutting-edge technologies in fields including robotics, manufacturing, aerospace and bioengineering.

This major best aligns with the Biomedical stream. You can not enrol in the Mechatronic Engineering Major within any one of the Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic streams.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Mechatronic Engineering Major

Achievement of a major in Mechatronic Engineering requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 30 credit points of 1000/2000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 3000-level project units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Units of Study

1000/2000-level units of study
Core units
Mechatronics 1
6    A MTRX1701
N ELEC1101 or ELEC2602 or COSC1902 or COSC1002
Semester 2
Introduction to Mechatronic Design
6      Semester 2
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
Engineering Dynamics
6    A Familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802)
Semester 1
Mechatronics 2
6    A MTRX1701
N ELEC2601 or ELEC3607
Semester 1
3000-level units of study
Project units
Biomedical Design and Technology
6    A A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process.
P (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND (MECH2400 OR BMET2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800)
N AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET9921
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective units
System Dynamics and Control
6    P AMME2500
Semester 1
Power Electronics and Applications
6    A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis
P ELEC2104
Semester 1
Mechatronics 3
6    A Completion of a first course in microprocessor systems, including assembly and C language programming, interfacing, introductory digital and analogue electronics.
P MTRX2700
N MECH4710
Semester 2
Mechatronic Systems Design
6    P MTRX2700
Semester 2