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G69 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)

Mechatronics engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic, and computer engineering with mechanical and industrial engineering enabling the development of intelligent machines and advanced manufacturing and processing systems. Areas of study within mechatronics include mechanics, computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing, analog and digital electronics, signal analysis, electro-mechanical systems, advanced materials, sensor technology, automatic control, robotics, system design and development, and project management. Graduates will have competencies in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, and be able to participate in and lead complex multidisciplinary projects. The course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and, along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will have strong analytical skills and the ability to lead complex projects.


Mechatronics engineers have diverse employment opportunities in most sectors of industry including product design and development, manufacturing, mining and resource, process control and automation, public utilities, road and transport, defence, aerospace, and consulting.


Students whose performance over the four years of the course is of a high standard may be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree.



Overseas students may be admitted to the Engineering 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 4 (ENS4111).



Engineers Australia has granted Accreditation to this course. Parallel Accreditation status has been granted for associated double degrees.


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.


Note: Students who have not completed TEE Calculus or TEE Physics (or equivalents) will be required to complete bridging units during the first year of their studies.

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 course is comprised of a total of 480 credit points (33 units).

Semester 1
ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
ENS1162 Electrical Engineering 1A 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 * 15
SCP1111 Physics of Motion ** 15
Semester 2
ENS1253 Electrical Engineering 1B 15
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 15
ENM1103 Manufacturing Engineering 15
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
* Students without TEE Calculus should enrol in the bridging unit MAT1237 Introductory Applied Mathematics, and should enrol in MAT1236 in a later semester.
** Students without TEE Physics should enrol in the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics, and should enrol in SCP1111 in a later semester.
Semester 1
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2455 Circuit Analysis 15
ENS2256 Digital Electronics 15
MAT2236 Differential Equations 15
Semester 2
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
ENM2210 Engineering Mechanics 15
ENM2107 Properties of Engineering Materials 15
ENS3341 Signals and Systems 15
Semester 1
ENM2208 Mechanical Processing 15
ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics 15
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics 15
ENM3205 Mechanical Design and Development 1 15
Semester 2
ENS3220 Electrical Machines and Transformers 15
ENM3217 Mechanical Design and Development 2 15
ENS4442 Robotics 1 15
Elective 1
Semester 1
ENS4111 Engineering Practicum 0 
ENM3213 Case Studies in Manufacturing 15
ENS4152 Project Development 15
ENS3343 Data Communication and Computer Networks 15
ENS4251 Control Systems 15
Semester 2
ENS4253 Engineering Project 15
ENS4240 Industrial Control 15
ENS4543 Engineering Management 15
Elective 2
Note: Electives must be approved by the Course Coordinator.
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2008 VET: 31/03/2008