How to become a Mechatronic Engineer

Mechatronic engineers design and maintain machinery with electronic and computer control systems, such as aircraft, robots, motor vehicles, cameras, power generators and mining and chemical plant machinery.

Personal requirements of a Mechatronic Engineer

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and problem solve
  • Interested in mathematics, physics and mechanical equipment, such as robotic and production equipment

Education & Training for a Mechatronic Engineer

To become a mechatronic engineer you usually have to study engineering at university with a major in mechatronics or robotics. Related degrees in electronics, electrical or mechanical engineering may also be appropriate. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry and physics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Avg. weekly wage:

$1,416

Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.1%

NSW 30.5%

NT 0.5%

QLD 22.7%

SA 11.4%

TAS 0%

VIC 23.2%

WA 9.6%

Hours worked:

39.7

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Male 93.6%

Female 6.4%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 71.7%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 28.3%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 48.3%

Above 35 years: 50.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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