What is Mechatronic Engineering?
Mechatronics is the discipline concerned with the integration of mechanical, electronic and software engineering.
What you study
To graduate as a Mechatronic Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete a Mechatronic Systems major within the Bachelor of Science, before progressing to the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).
The Bachelor of Science requires completion of a total of 300 points of study over three years full time, usually comprising four subjects per semester. Alternatively, the course can be completed part time.
Core engineering studies include mathematics, systems design and engineering computation. Mechatronic Engineering study areas include control systems, programming, dynamics of machines, and Mechanical network analysis and design.
Alternative study options
To progress to the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) you may also complete:
- An Electrical Systems major within a Bachelor of Science
- A Computing and Software Systems major within a Bachelor of Science
- A Mechanical Systems major within a Bachelor of Science
Mechatronics can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in various industries. Job opportunities exist with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing, product development, computing and electronics, software systems, mining, renewable energy and biomedical engineering for companies like Bosch, Honeywell, CNC Design, Ford, Resmed, Siemens, BAE Systems and Invetech.