Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Mechatronic Engineering Stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units
(b) 108 credit points of Stream Core units
(c) A minimum of 12 credit points of Mechatronic Specialist Elective units
(d) A minimum of 24 credit points of Mechatronic Advanced Specialist Elective units
(e) A maximum of 6 credit points from the Engineering General Elective table
(f) the requirements of the Professional Engagement Program.

Stream Core units

Students complete all 108 credit points of the following units of study.
The exceptions are:
(i) Students undertaking the Space Major:
– are exempt from AMME1362 Materials 1 and MECH3460 Mechanical Design 2
– complete 18 credit points of units of study from the Space major table specified below.
(ii) Students in the combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Arts are exempt from MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering and ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Applications.
ENGG1801
Engineering Computing
6    N COSC1003
Intensive January
Semester 1
AMME1802
Engineering Mechanics
6    N CIVL1802 or ENGG1802
Semester 2
MTRX1701
Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering
6    N MECH1560 OR ENGG1800 OR AERO1560 OR CIVL1900 OR CHNG1108 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1960
Semester 1
MTRX1702
Mechatronics 1
6    A MTRX1701
N ELEC1101 or ELEC2602 or COSC1902 or COSC1002
Semester 2
MTRX1705
Introduction to Mechatronic Design
6      Semester 2
AMME1362
Materials 1
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N CIVL2110 or AMME2302
Semester 2
AMME2301
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
AMME2500
Engineering Dynamics
6    A Familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802)
Semester 1
ELEC1103
Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, and PHYS1003
Semester 1
ELEC2104
Electronic Devices and Circuits
6    A ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc.
Semester 2
MECH2400
Mechanical Design 1
6    A ENGG1801 and (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics
N BMET2400
Semester 2
MTRX2700
Mechatronics 2
6    A MTRX1701
P MTRX1702 AND MTRX1705
N ELEC2601 or ELEC3607
Semester 1
AMME3500
System Dynamics and Control
6    P AMME2500
Semester 1
ELEC3204
Power Electronics and Applications
6    A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis
P ELEC2104
Semester 1
MECH3460
Mechanical Design 2
6    A Properties of engineering materials including fatigue failure theories. Statics and dynamics properties of machines.
P MECH2400 and AMME2301
Semester 2
MECH3660
Manufacturing Engineering
6    P MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR MECH1560 OR ENGG1800
Semester 1
MTRX3700
Mechatronics 3
6    A Completion of a first course in microprocessor systems, including assembly and C language programming, interfacing, introductory digital and analogue electronics.
P MTRX2700
N MECH4710
Semester 2
MTRX3760
Mechatronic Systems Design
6    P MTRX2700
Semester 2

Specialist Elective units

Complete a minimum of 12 credit points from the following units of study:
Note: A maximum of 6 credit points can be selected from the Engineering General Elective Table.
AMME2000
Engineering Analysis
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (ENGG1801 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR DATA1002 OR DATA1902)
Semester 1
AMME2200
Introductory Thermofluids
6    A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933). Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
N AMME2261 OR AMME2262
Semester 2
AMME3060
Engineering Methods
6    P AMME2000 OR MATH2067 OR (MATH2061 AND MATH2065) OR MATH2021
Semester 2
ELEC3404
Electronic Circuit Design
6    A A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.
Semester 1
MATH2021
Vector Calculus and Differential Equations
6    P (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1XX2) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)
N MATH2921 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067
Semester 1
MATH2921
Vector Calculus and Differential Eqs (Adv)
6    P [(MATH1921 or MATH1931 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1021 or MATH1001)] and [MATH1902 or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1002)] and [(MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1023 or MATH1003)]
N MATH2021 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067
Semester 1

Advanced Specialist Elective units

Complete a minimum of 24 credit points from the following units of study:
AMME4710
Computer Vision and Image Processing
6    A The unit assumes that students have strong skills in MATLAB.
P MTRX3700 OR MECH4720 OR MECH5720
Semester 2
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME9501 or AMME8501
Semester 1
AMME5790
Introduction to Biomechatronics
6    A Knowledge in mechanical and electronic engineering; adequate maths and applied maths skills; background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; Some programming capability: MATLAB, C, C++, software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.
P (MECH3921 OR BMET3921) OR MTRX3700 OR (AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR BMET9921)
N AMME4790


AMME5790 is the last in a series of practical Mechatronic and Electrical courses taken over three years. It takes these engineering concepts, along with the associated mathematical, electronic and mechanical theory and applies this knowledge to a series of practical, albeit specialised biomechatronic applications that will be encountered by Mechatronic Engineers who enter this broad field on graduation.
Semester 2
MECH5720
Sensors and Signals
6    A Strong MATLAB skills
P MTRX3700
N MECH4720
Semester 2
MTRX5700
Experimental Robotics
6    A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed.
P (AMME3500 OR AMME9501 or AMME8501) AND MTRX3700
Semester 1
Space major
Students enrolled in the Space major complete the following 18 credit points of units of study:
AERO2705
Space Engineering 1
6    A ENGG1801. First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills.
P (AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923). Entry to this unit requires that students are eligible for the Space Engineering Major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AERO3760
Space Engineering 2
6    P Students must have a 65% average in (AMME2500 AND AMME2261 AND AMME2301 AND AERO2705) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2301 AND MTRX2700 AND AERO2705). Note: MUST have passed AERO2705
Semester 2
AERO4701
Space Engineering 3
6    P [65% average in (AERO3460 AND AERO3360 AND AERO3560 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND MECH3261 AND MECH3361 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND AMME3500 AND MTRX3700 AND AERO3760)] AND [Must have passed AERO3760]. Students must have achieved a 65% average mark in 3rd year for enrolment in this unit.
Semester 1


For a standard enrolment plan for Mechatronic Engineering visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au) / Sydney Curriculum.