University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science

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. Combined with an Engineering degree, a Science degree opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities in private industry and government organisations in cutting edge areas such as nanotechnology, telecommunications, fibre-optics, laser technology, medical physics, organic electronics and photovoltaics. This combined degree opens up these and many other future frontier of technological breakthroughs to students.

Structure

This 5 year program comprises of 410 units, of which 310 units are core and compulsory courses, 90 units are directed courses, and 10 units are elective pathway courses. 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, a graded honours classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program. In the Bachelor of Science component, a 'with distinction' classification is awarded to students on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.

Subjects

  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Physics
  • 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 Science (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an additional year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan
  • ATAR: 85
Yes

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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