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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)

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Meet the growing demand for mechanical engineers in the environmental, biomedical, aerospace and nanotechnology fields

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Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) combines mechanical, electronic and software engineering to enable you to create computer-controlled machines and consumer products. Underpinned by industry experience and management skills, you will be equipped to tackle the exciting challenges of this ever-evolving field.

As a mechatronic engineering student, you will discover first hand the technology that underpins robotics and autonomous systems, automated manufacturing and intelligent microprocessor-based products. You will develop skills in digital electronics, microprocessors, computer control, and software design, complemented by a suite of professional skills in management and communications.

Throughout this four-year degree you will cover a range of fields, including mechanism and machine analysis and design, electrical circuit theory and electronics, digital electronics and computer systems, power electronics and electrical machines, systems modelling and simulation, and robotic systems. Core units will provide you with a foundational knowledge in mechatronics, before allowing you to specialise in elective units in your third and fourth years. A 12-week internship will provide you with invaluable industry experience and professional networking opportunities. In your fourth year an embedded honours thesis will allow you to further specialise by designing a research project in an area that interests you.

Positioning you to take a lead role in an expanding and innovative field, the knowledge and experiences you develop will enable you to pursue a career across commercial product design and development, mining, biotechnology, computer system and software design, construction, defence, and consultancy.

Mechatronic engineers use their skills in a diverse range of industries, including automobile and household appliance manufacturing, mining, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, stevedoring, construction, agriculture, defence, computer system and software design, software product development consultancy, and commercial product design and development. Your mechatronic degree will equip you with the knowledge and expertise you'll need to rise to the exciting challenges of this continually evolving field.

Majors

There are more than 15 engineering majors to choose from. The faculty offers a major in Space Engineering to high-achieving students. If you have an ATAR of 99 (or equivalent) or above, you may also apply for that major. Depending on your engineering stream, some majors may require additional study. Certain majors may also have limited capacity. There is no requirement to complete a major.

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What you'll study

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) is undertaken full-time over four years. Students enrol in junior units of study with a maximum of 48 credit points during first year. A typical unit of study has a value of 6 credit points. From first to fourth year, students complete core units of study within the degree. Electives are available in third and fourth year to provide more specialised study at a senior level. Students undertake an Honours thesis or engineering project in fourth year.


Units of study information for this degree

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics. If you attempt engineering without this prior level of knowledge of Mathematics you may experience difficulty, so you are strongly advised to undertake an appropriate bridging course.

Admission requirement

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

Course opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic) includes mandatory completion of the Professional Engagement Program (PEP). The program requires completion of 600 hours of professional engagement experiences integrated continuously throughout the degree. The program is designed to allow students to contextualise their learning, enhance their own professional development, and build the foundations of a strong professional engineering career.

The course also offers one-year exchange programs with universities in Europe, Asia and North America.

Professional accreditation

Sydney engineering awards are accredited by Engineers Australia and by other major professional engineering institutions. Our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.

Future study options

The faculty provides a link between postgraduate students in the different Engineering disciplines, and offers a welcoming and supportive environment in which to undertake challenging coursework programs and research. The faculty's postgraduate coursework and research are focused on industrial applications supported by strong fundamental research programs run by internationally recognised academics.

Graduate opportunities

Mechatronic engineers use their skills in a diverse range of industries, including automobile and household appliance manufacturing, mining, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, construction, agriculture, defence, computer system and software design, software product development consultancy, and commercial product design and development. Your mechatronic degree will equip you with the knowledge and expertise you'll need to rise to the exciting challenges of this continually evolving field. As a mechatronic engineer, you'll find many employment opportunities in areas related to mechanical, electrical or software engineering. These could include automatic control systems, product design and development, robotics and automation for advanced manufacturing, and software design and development for real-time computer systems.

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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