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Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering

Undergraduate Major


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


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

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.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Mechatronic engineers work at the interface of mechanical devices and electronic control systems.

With the ever-increasing reach of robotics and autonomous systems, mechatronic engineers are found in diverse industries including aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology mining and energy resources.

As the number of industries that are innovating through digital technologies grows, so do the opportunities for mechatronic engineers. Rapid advances in automation applications – such as self-driving vehicles and mine-site automation – are driving an increased need for mechatronic engineers with expertise in mechanical, electronic and computer systems engineering.

Numerous industries, including mining, transportation, agriculture and biomedical engineering, also require mechatronic engineers to work towards solutions for some of society’s most pressing problems.

As a mechatronic engineering student, you will develop sound theoretical knowledge in the key disciplines of mechanics, electronics, computer systems and control. You’ll 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’ll undertake a major research or design project.

Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic Engineering) with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).

See our handbook for more course information.

How this course will make you industry ready

This major will equip you with a range of engineering skills and knowledge, enabling opportunities in mechanical design, instrumentation, automation, robotics and other fields.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia.

This course has been formally endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College.

Career information


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


  • 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.

Application information

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

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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRH-MXENG
  • Last updated on: October 1, 2020