University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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

A combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in order to complete two awards simultaneously. This program combines Mechatronics Engineering with Electrical and Electronic Engineering. This program is focused upon the design, operation and control of intelligent machines and devices alongside control and automation, telecommunications, signal processing, analogue and digital electronics and power generation and distribution. From the control of robots to the optimisation of modern vehicles, from the design of appliances to biomechanics, mechatronics engineering students become involved in a diverse range of exciting modern technologies. Electrical engineering is also vital in new and emerging fields such as nano-technology, robotics and renewable energy.


  • This 5 year program comprises of 400 units of which 340 units are core courses, 20 units are directed courses and 40 units are elective pathway courses. Elective pathway courses 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 in both mechatronics engineering plus electrical and electronic engineering on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.


  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • 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.


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: $207,178
  • ATAR: 85

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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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