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Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering, Computer Science

Undergraduate Double Degree Major

MDDU-MXNCS

Major
Mechatronic Engineering Honours and Computer Science Double Degree Major (BEng Hons/BSc)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80
Credit
800

Outline

Computer Science

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Mechatronic engineers push technology to new frontiers as they work to create smarter products, devices and processes. Mechatronic systems can be found in most industrial and commercial products, from cars and aircraft to medical and surgical devices. Computer scientists, software engineers, programmers and other computing professionals are experts on how technology works and how computing can address even the most complicated and intricate problems. This double degree combination will create graduates who are well placed to work within the burgeoning robotics and automation industries.

In your first year you will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice.

To satisfy professional requirements, students must complete at least 12 weeks or equivalent of exposure to professional engineering practice. This requirement can be met by appropriate work experience or through a combination of technical and non-technical activities. Students must demonstrate that they have met these requirements by using a formal Log Book to record their professional experiences during the period of their degree study.

This major sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science double degree.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Student profile

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Career information

Mechatronic engineers work in a range of industries, including:

  • Mining
  • Engineering technology
  • Resources
  • Remote operations
  • Logistics
  • Security
  • Defense

Security and Defence Computing graduates can work as:

  • Programmers
  • Analysts
  • IT administrators
  • Games developers.

Both sets of skills place graduates well to work at the cutting edge of technology automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

What you'll learn

  • Major Learning Outcome 1: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 1 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 2: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 2 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 3: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 3 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 4: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 4 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 5: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 5 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 6: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 6 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 7: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 7 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 8: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 8 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)
  • Major Learning Outcome 9: Please refer to the Course Learning Outcome 9 for the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (BB-ENGSCI)

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 8
HKDSE 18
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
WAUFP (CPS) 59
India (CBSE) 70%
India (HSC) 71%
Sri Lanka 8

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus), physics and either chemistry, engineering studies or further mathematics.

Mathematics (including calculus), physics and either chemistry, engineering studies or further mathematics.

Other requirements and notes for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Science degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MDDU-MXNCS
  • Last updated on: August 28, 2020