Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mathematics

University of Newcastle

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

This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in mechatronics engineering and mathematics and complete two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. From the control of robots to the optimisation of modern vehicles, to 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 combined with mathematics. Students gain valuable expertise analysing data, producing models and predicting future trends in a variety of areas.

Structure

  • This 5 year program comprises of 400 units, of which a maximum of 320 units are core and compulsory courses, 50 units are directed courses and a maximum of 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, 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. In the Bachelor of Engineering component of this combined degree program a graded honours classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program. In the Bachelor of Mathematics component, a 'with distinction' classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects

  • Engineering-mechatronic
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • 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. A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Callaghan International: $184,050
  • ATAR: 74
Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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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