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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)

Course Overview

Mechatronics combines mechanical, electronic, and software engineering to create computer controlled machines and consumer products. It is the technology that underpins robotics and autonomous systems, automated manufacturing, and intelligent microprocessor-based products.

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

Mechatronic engineers are involved in the application of electronics, computer systems and control theory to automate mechanical systems, as well as in the design and development of electro-mechanical systems. They are also involved in designing automated vehicle navigation systems using GPS, designing process control systems for chemical production industries, designing and implementing computer controlled machine monitoring systems, designing micromachines, project management, inventing new products and processes or acting as aid workers to provide engineering services to developing nations.

Course Requirements

To meet requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic), a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  1. A minimum of 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;
  2. The Professional Engagement Program (PEP). Details of the requirements of PEP can be found on the FEIT Student Portal;
  3. A minimum of 108 credit points from the Mechatronic Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units; and
  4. A minimum of 48 credit points of additional units from the Mechatronic Stream Specialist Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including satisfying any additional requirements specified for the Specialist Table.
  5. A maximum of 6 credit points of general electives may be taken.

The completion of a major is not necessary. If a student chooses to do a major, aligned majors can be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

The best aligned majors with the Mechatronic Stream are:

  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems
  • Space Engineering

For a standard enrolment plan for Mechatronic Engineering visit CUSP (