• 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. apply systematic design-oriented engineering principles, including those aided by mathematical modelling and computer simulation, to analyse and design mechatronic systems, including robotics and control systems and subsystems.

  2. evaluate solutions to engineering problems in mechatronics and autonomous systems, by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from mathematics, sciences, computing, systems theory, and signal processing.

  3. demonstrate proficiency with advanced knowledge and tools in mechatronics systems, including control, robotics, microprocessors, optimisation theory, dynamics, and physics based artificial intelligence.

  4. identify and compare current developments and emerging trends in contemporary and prospective mechatronic systems, such as advanced robotics, autonomous systems, embedded systems, and intelligent systems.

  5. use disciplinary knowledge and effective communication skills to critically appraise self and others' engineering designs and solutions.

  6. undertake critical reflection and independent research in mechatronics systems.

  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.

Other Information

Professional Skills Mapping:

Mapping of 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)

ENGN4213 Digital Systems and Microprocessors (6 units)

ENGN4528 Computer Vision (6 units)

ENGN4627 Robotics (6 units)

ENGN4628 Network Optimisation and Control (6 units)

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