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K06 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)/Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)

This double degree program combines the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) course with the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course and has a 5 year full-time study duration.


Mechatronics engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic and computing engineering with mechanical engineering enabling the development of intelligent machines and advanced manufacturing and processing systems. Areas of study within mechatronics include mechanics, computer aided design and manufacturing, analogue and digital electronics, signal analysis, electro-mechanical systems, advanced materials, sensor technology, automatic control, robotics, system design and development, and project management. The course produces engineers with strong competencies in electrical, electronic, computer and mechanical engineering, who can participate in and lead complex multidisciplinary projects. Mechatronics engineers have diverse employment opportunities in most sectors of industry, including product development, manufacturing, mining and resource, process control and automation, public utilities, road and transport, defence, aerospace, and consulting.


The Motorsports component of this award further develops engineering problem solving abilities as well as the technical, financial and management skills associated with manufacturing industries in general, and the motorsports industry in particular. Students gain a solid understanding of the entire design, simulation and fabrication processes and management issues associated with the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis on motorsports. Students have the opportunity to further develop competencies through the provision of extra-curricular activities to help progression into the motorsports industry. They also have broader employment opportunities in product design and development, manufacturing, marketing and project management.



Students whose performance over the Mechatronics component of the course is of a high standard may be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree upon graduation.



Overseas students may be admitted to this course subject to the University’s fee scale.


The language of instruction is English and all students are expected to be proficient in both spoken and written English. All assessment will be conducted in the English language.



During the course, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks practical work experience located in an engineering industry environment. This will normally be undertaken during a vacation period, even though it is listed as a unit for Year 5 (ENS4111).



Engineers Australia has formally granted Full Accreditation to Bachelor of Engineering courses (Computer Systems, Communication Systems, Electronic Systems). Parallel accreditation status has been granted for the Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science double degree courses. An application has been made in 2006 for Provisional Accreditation of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics). The accreditation of this double degree program will be included in that application.


Standard University admission requirements apply.  Additional special admission requirements are stated below.


In addition to satisfying standard ECU admission requirements, satisfactory performance in TEE (or equivalent) Calculus or Applicable Mathematics is required.   Students who have completed an Associate Diploma or its equivalent in an allied engineering field may be admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering with advanced standing.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) double degree is a 39 unit (plus one practicum unit), 600 credit point award. The candidates will graduate with the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) at the end of the fourth year of full-time study, and with the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) at the end of the fifth year of full-time study.

Smester 1
ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
ENM1101 Race Car Anatomy 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 15
SCP1111 Physics of Motion 15
Semester 2
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 15
ENM1103 Manufacturing Engineering 15
ENS1252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 15
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
Semester 1
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENM2208 Mechanical Processing 15
ENS1153 Introduction to Computer Technology 15
MAT2236 Differential Equations 15
Semester 2
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
ENM2210 Engineering Mechanics 15
ENM2107 Properties of Engineering Materials 15
Elective 1
Semester 1
ENS2455 Circuit Analysis 15
ENS2256 Digital Electronics 15
ENM3205 Mechanical Design and Development 1 15
ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics 15
Semester 2
ENM3217 Mechanical Design and Development 2 15
ENM2209 Race Car Systems 15
ENS3341 Signals and Systems 15
ENS3220 Electrical Machines and Transformers 15
Semester 1
ENM3211 Motorsports Project 1 15
ENS3343 Data Communication and Computer Networks 15
ENM3213 Case Studies in Manufacturing 15
Elective 2
Semester 2
ENM3212 Motorsports Project 2 30 
ENS4543 Engineering Management 15
SPM3122 Sport Marketing III 15
Semester 1
ENS4111 Engineering Practicum 0 
ENS4152 Project Development 15
ENS4251 Control Systems 15
Elective 3
Elective 4
Semester 2
ENS4253 Engineering Project 15
ENS4240 Industrial Control 15
ENS4442 Robotics 1 15
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics 15
Note: Electives must be approved by the course coordinator.
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006