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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.


Applicants who do not meet the mathematics prerequisite for this course should consider applying for the Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems) or the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) as a pathway. Bachelor of Technology students who successfully complete their first year of study can expect to gain entry into the Bachelor of Engineering courses with advanced standing.



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 this course subject to satisfying English proficiency entry requirements, in addition to meeting academic admission requirements.



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).



Standard University entrance requirements apply.


Portfolio pathway applications will not be accepted for this course.


Satisfactory performance in WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, or equivalent.
WACE Physics 3A/3B, or equivalent is desirable.


Note: Students who have not passed WACE Physics 3A/3B or equivalent will be required to complete a bridging unit 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 comprises 480 credit points (30 core units, two electives, and one 0 credit point practicum unit).

Semester 1
ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
ENS1162 Electrical Engineering 1A 15
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 15
Semester 2
ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics * 15
ENS1253 Electrical Engineering 1B 15
ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1 15
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
* Students who have not passed WACE Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics before they can enrol in ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics.
Semester 1
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics 15
ENS2456 Digital Electronics 15
MAT2437 Differential Equations 15
Semester 2
CSP2151 Programming Fundamentals 15
ENS2113 Engineering Dynamics 15
ENS2110 Materials and Manufacturing 2 15
ENS2160 Thermodynamics 15
Semester 1
ENS3260 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems 15
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics 15
ENS4360 Power Electronics 15
Elective 1
Semester 2
ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems 15
ENS3105 Mechanical Design and Development 15
ENS3553 Signals and Systems 15
ENS3220 Electrical Machines and Transformers 15
Semester 1
ENS4111 Engineering Practicum 0 
ENS4152 Project Development 15
ENS3116 Advanced Mechanical Design 15
ENS4251 Control Systems 15
ENS4442 Robotics 1 15
Semester 2
ENS4253 Engineering Project 15
ENS4240 Industrial Control 15
ENS4543 Engineering Management 15
Elective 2
ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance 15
ENS2457 Analog Electronics 15
ENS3554 Data Communications and Computer Networks 15
ENS3555 Communication Systems 1 15
ENS3447 Propagation and Antennas 15
ENS3205 Real-Time Embedded Systems 15
ENS3243 Structural Analysis 15
ENS3170 Vibrations and Condition Monitoring 15
ENS3206 Power Systems 1 15
ENS3190 Mechanics of Solids 15
ENS4209 Process Control 15
ENS4360 Power Electronics 15
ENS4200 Building Services 15
ENS4445 Sustainability and Renewable Energy 15
Note: Electives chosen from outside this list must be approved by the Course Coordinator.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014