Mechatronic Engineering


Mechatronic Engineering is the hybrid discipline of mechanics, electronics and computing. It describes a new concept in the world of making value added products. In the past, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer engineers needed to co-operate to develop a product from concept to customer. Industry now needs a skilled engineer who can manage all three disciplines simultaneously, especially at the design stage to create "intelligent machines", e.g. cameras, robots, washing machines, etc., the demand for which is continually increasing.

Mechatronic Engineers are often involved in work at the cutting edge of technology and so the work is challenging and exciting. Many machines can have their performance enhanced by making them mechatronic. Machines designed and manufactured in Australia, such as washing machines and dishwashers, automotive engines and automatic transmissions, as well as numerous machines used for production and in agriculture, have a significant mechatronics component. Thus, the career prospects for Mechatronic Engineers are excellent.

Studying Mechatronic Engineering at UNSW

The study of Mechatronic Engineering is primarily though the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering ( At the undergraduate level, Mechatronic Engineering is available within the Bachelor of Engineering program (3710) and relevant combined degree programs. Postgraduate research and coursework programs are also offered by the School.

Mechatronic Eng/MEngSc can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Stream
3710 Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng Major MTRNL13710

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Mechatronic Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name At the Level of Stream
3688 Mechatronic Eng/Biomedical Eng Major MTRNA13688
3703 Engineering / Arts Major MTRNA13703
3704 Engineering / Arts Major MTRNA13704
3705 Engineering Major MTRNA13705
3710 Mechanical & Manufacturing Eng Major MTRNA13710
3711 Mechanical & Manf Eng/Science Major MTRNA13711
3712 Mechanical & Manf Eng/Arts Major MTRNA13712
3715 Engineering/Commerce Major MTRNA13715
4776 Engineering / Law Major MTRNA14776
4778 Engineering / Law Major MTRNA14778

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