Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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

From the control of robots to the optimisation of modern vehicles, from the design of appliances to biomechanics, Mechatronics Engineers become involved in a diverse range of exciting modern technologies. This may also include the design, automation and operational performance of electro-mechanical systems. Major studies include control systems, electronic design, mechanical engineering design, mechanics of fluids and solids, sensors and actuators.

Structure

  • This 4 year program comprises of 320 units, of which 280 units are core courses and 40 units are elective pathway courses. An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline
  • or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science
  • or undertake study overseas. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industrially related project in their final year in the engineering degree and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. A graded honours classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects

  • Engineering-mechatronics
  • computer-integrated manufacturing
  • electronic design
  • mechatronics design
  • microprocessor systems
  • modelling and simulation
  • sensors and actuators

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.

Recognition

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $138,940
  • ATAR: 83
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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