Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Mechatronics engineering is a multidisciplinary program, where knowledge of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering are combined towards the development of intelligent machines and advanced manufacturing and processing systems. Whilst developing the strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities typical of any engineering program, this particular program is specifically tailored to Australia's resource-based and service industries. The course starts with a typical engineering science foundation in mathematics, mechanics, electrical engineering and computing, and then proceeds to cover major engineering topics, including digital electronics and microprocessor systems, advanced materials and manufacturing, and mechanical design. Mechatronics engineering gives a broader engineering coverage compared with standard mechanical or electrical engineering programs with the themes of automation, instrumentation, digital electronics, manufacturing, mechanical design, fluid mechanics and control systems. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will gain strong analytical skills, and have the ability to lead complex projects. Areas of study within the course include engineering mechanics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, analogue and digital electronics, signal analysis, electromechanical systems, industrial control, and robotics. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study.


33 Units 480 Credit Points. Work Experience Placement.

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $139,600
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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