• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Materials Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Engineering, Mechatronics More...
  • Major code MTSY-MAJ

Mechatronics is an emerging engineering discipline based on the integration of mechanical, electrical and computing technology for advanced engineering applications. Engineers with a specialisation in mechatronics are at the forefront of developments in defence, space, medical, transport, mining and manufacturing industries. Courses include System Dynamics, Control Systems, Computer Vision and Robotics. This major is aligned with research on autonomous robotic systems (aerial, terrestrial and submersible), systems theory and control and computer vision, with applications in, for example, aged care, environmental and infrastructure monitoring and automated driver assistance systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. professionally apply systematic engineering methods to design optimised and sustainable solutions to problems related to mechatronic systems.
  2. formulate and evaluate solutions to engineering problems in the field of mechatronic systems by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning physical, mathematical and information sciences.
  3. proficiently apply advanced technical knowledge and appropriate tools in mechatronic systems
  4. identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the field of mechatronic systems.
  5. communicate effectively with colleagues and others employing a range of communication media and tools.
  6. engage in independent research and investigation and critical reflection.
  7. work effectively and proactively within teams, demonstrating autonomy, professional conduct, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.

    ProfessionalSkills Mapping:
    Mappingof Learning Outcomes to Professional Competencies 

Areas of Interest

  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Computer Engineering
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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

48 units from the completion of the following course(s):

ENGN2228 Signals and Systems (6 units)

ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design (6 units)

ENGN3331 System Dynamics (6 units)

ENGN3223 Control Systems (6 units)

ENGN3213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors (6 units)

ENGN4528 Computer Vision (6 units)

ENGN4627 Robotics (6 units)

ENGN4628 Network Optimisation and Control (6 units)

Note: Some courses specified in the major may not yet be offered, or may currently be offered under a different course code. These include:

ENGN4213 (currently offered under code ENGN 3213)

ENGN4628 (not offered until 2021)

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