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Mechatronic Engineering

Stream Overview

Mechatronic engineering draws on elements of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, systems engineering and computer science. It is a distinct, multidisciplinary engineering field that provides the foundation for robotics, automation, and the ‘intelligent’ products and devices that are ubiquitous in society today.

Mechatronic engineers use their skills in a diverse range of industries including design and manufacture of vehicles and subsystems in the automotive and other transport sectors, ‘intelligent’ product and appliance design, manufacturing and non-traditional robotics and automation, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and automation in diverse areas such as mining, agriculture, construction, defence, computer systems, software design, estimation and merchant banking.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) places strong emphasis on the development of skills in systems and design engineering, digital electronics, microprocessors, computer control, and software design. Management and communications are an integral part of this course.

For a standard enrolment plan for Mechatronic Engineering visit CUSP.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Mechatronic Engineering stream students will be able to:

No. Mid-Level Learning Outcomes
1 Demonstrate mastery of established analytical methods commonly used in mechatronic engineering based on fundamental principles.
2 Demonstrate proficiency with the tools, methods, principles, technical knowledge and conceptual frameworks of mechatronics, including embedded systems and mechatronic systems design, microcontrollers, and data communication.
3 Respond effectively to non-routine, complex mechatronic problems.
4 Apply diverse strategies to develop and implement innovative ideas in mechatronic systems.
5 Plan, design, and review safe and efficient mechatronic systems, services and policies.
6 Recognise and respond to the interdisciplinary context of mechatronic engineering.
7 Find, interpret, evaluate and manage research to support mechatronic decision making.
8 Present compelling oral, written and graphic evidence to communicate mechatronic engineering concepts and solutions.
9 Contribute as an individual to multidisciplinary and multicultural teams to deliver projects related to mechatronic engineering.
10 Apply relevant values, standards and judgement to contribute to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of mechatronic systems.