Mechatronic Eng/MEngSc - MTRNL13710

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mech & Manf. Eng


Program: 3710 - Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng


Bachelor of Engineering (Major)

Information valid for students commencing 2013.
Students who commenced prior to 2013 should go to the Handbook's Previous Editions

Stream Outline

Students may undertake a 4.5 years (10 semesters) full-time fast-track program leading to the awards of a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering Science in Mechatronic Engineering.

Stream Structure

Students undertake the first three years (6 semesters) of the BE program in Mechatronic Engineering. Subject to satisfying a minimum performance over these three years, they:

(a) substitute 12 units of credit of the standard 4th year BE degree program with a School approved 12 units of credit of graduate coursework in their 4th year;
(b) undertake 12 units of credit of project/thesis work over the Summer (9th) semester; and
(c) undertake 24 units of credit of graduate coursework in the 10th semester (first half of their 5th year).

Years 1, 2 and 3 (stream MTRNA13710)
Students in Years 1 and 2 are enrolled in the standard single degree Mechatronic Engineering stream MTRNA13710 within program 3710.

Year 4 (stream MTRNL13710)
In Year 4, students transfer to the special stream MTRNL13710 within program 3710. This stream requires that a minimum of 12 units of credit of postgraduate courses must be selected as part of the 18 units of credit Technical Electives requirement. Typically this means that a minimum of 12 units of credit of MTRN9xxx courses are selected.

8710 Mechatronic Engineering
After Year 4, students, having completed their engineering program, change to M EngSc program8710

Summer Session between Year 4 and Year 5
Students undertake a 12 UOC project, MTRN9010

Year 5
24 UOC of courses are selected from the School's postgraduate courses. It is suggested that consideration be given to the courses making up the Mechatronic specialisation stream outlined in the Postgraduate Handbook.

Academic Rules

  1. The minimum duration of the program is 4.5 years (including a summer semester at the end of the 4th year) leading to the award of the two degrees Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Master of Engineering Science (MEngSc). In the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the award is Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Master of Information Technology (MIT).
  2. Students must study all courses in the sequence approved by the Faculty of Engineering and are not permitted to enrol in any graduate course until the first six semesters of the program are successfully completed.
  3. A minimum average of 65% in the first 3 years of the BE program is required for consideration for entry to the fast track degree program.
  4. Honours grading for the BE degree will be based on performance in the first 4 years of study, with course weightings in accordance with School guidelines. The 12 units of credit of graduate coursework undertaken in Year 4 are thus counted for both degrees.
  5. Normal Student Contributions/fees apply to the first 8 semesters of the program (including the 12 units of credit of MEngSc courses completed in Year 4) consistent with other undergraduate programs within the Faculty. Fees for the remaining 36 units of credit of the MEngSc program will be 75% of the current fee for the standard 48 units of credit MEngSc.

Study Levels

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