Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering

Undergraduate Major

MJRH-MXENG

Major
Mechatronic Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80
Credit
600

Outline

You could start working as a professional mechatronic engineering graduate in just four years.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Qualify sooner

Start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia for a professional engineer.

Mechatronic engineers work at the interface between mechanical devices and electronic control systems. With the ever-increasing reach of robotics and autonomous systems, mechatronic engineers are found in industries as diverse as mining and resources, agriculture, biotechnology and aerospace.

Advances in automation applications, such as self-driving cars and mine-site automation, are driving an increased need for innovative mechatronic engineers with expertise in mechanical, electronic and computer systems engineering.

As the number of industries being disrupted by digital technologies grows, so do opportunities for mechatronic engineers. Industries such as mining, transportation, agriculture and biomedical engineering all require mechatronic engineers to work towards smart solutions to some of society’s most important problems.

As a mechatronic engineering student, you will develop sound theoretical knowledge in the key disciplines of mechanics, electronics, computer systems and control. You will apply this knowledge and develop practical skills through a series of projects on topics including mobile robot communications and automation, pneumatic automation systems and machine control.

In your final year of study you will undertake a major research or design project.

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

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

How this course will make you industry ready

This major will equip you with a broad range of engineering skills and knowledge, enabling opportunities in disciplines such as mechanical design, instrumentation, automation and robotics.

Student profile

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Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia.

Career information

Careers

  • Mechatronic engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Data scientist

Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Agritechnology
  • Autonomous vehicle
  • Biosensors and security
  • Biotechnology and biomechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Renewable energy
  • Robotics
  • Subsea engineering

Further study

What you'll learn

  • apply a sound working knowledge of the principles that underpin mechatronic engineering.
  • apply creative and analytical thinking skills when designing mechatronic solutions for engineering problems.
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources when designing mechatronic solutions
  • communicate effectively with a wide range of both engineering and non-engineering personnel.
  • apply knowledge using a realistic and practical approach to problem-solving and designing with mechatronics.
  • apply self-discipline and self-management skills, and set goals for themselves.
  • work effectively in teams with an international and cross-cultural perspective.
  • continuously develop their potential as a professional engineer contributing positively to the community at large.
  • be ‘employment-ready’ for the engineering profession, but readily adaptable to other professions/occupations and able to respond to entrepreneurial opportunities.

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 6.0

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

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: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRH-MXENG
  • Last updated on: January 15, 2020