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.




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