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 (Honours) program (3707) and relevant dual degree programs. Postgraduate research and coursework programs are also offered by the School.

Mechatronic Engineering can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
3707 Engineering (Honours) Major MTRNAH3707
3761 Adv Math (Hons) / Eng (Hons) Major MTRNAH3761
3762 AdvSci(Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major MTRNAH3762
3763 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major MTRNAH3763
3764 Engineering (Hons)/Commerce Major MTRNAH3764
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law Major MTRNAH3765
3766 Music / Engineering (Honours) Major MTRNAH3766
3767 Engineering (Hons) / Science Major MTRNAH3767
3768 Eng (Hons) / MBiomedE Major MTRNAH3768
3769 Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons) Major MTRNAH3769
3772 Engineering(Hons)/Computer Sci Major MTRNAH3772
3785 Engineering (Hons) / Comp Sci Major MTRNAH3785
3961 Engineering (Honours) / Arts Major MTRNAH3961

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