University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

A combined Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering degree provides the student with a significant skill set that will offer ongoing benefits. Mechanical engineers facilitate modern society by designing and developing items that function as key infrastructure. Though only a small area of mechanical engineering, the most recognisable mechanical engineering items are transportation devices including automobiles, trains, buses and aircraft. Mechatronics engineers originated from Mechanical engineers though with a particular focus on the implementation of control theory, computers and electronic hardware. The term Mechatronics is now well established and has its own distinct degree structure, which is still rooted in mechanical engineering. It is evident that a significant amount of mechatronics is involved in most modern mechanical devices, and this program recognises that a broader skill base will be necessary in the future of mechanical or mechatronics engineering.


  • The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) is a five year program, students are required to complete 400 units, which is comprised of: 360 units of core courses
  • 20 units are directed courses
  • and 20 units are elective courses.


  • Engineering-mechanical
  • Engineering-mechatronics
  • Engineering-aeronautical
  • Engineering-management
  • mathematics, physics, design and mechanics
  • advanced materials and manufacturing
  • bulk solids handling
  • fluid dynamics
  • thermodynamics
  • computer-aided engineering

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (physics preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $209,350
  • ATAR: 75.00
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Further information

It may not always be possible to complete this combined Engineering degree within 5 years. This combined Engineering degree is not available for midyear admission by international students.

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