Bachelor of Engineering Honours - Mechatronic Engineering
University of Sydney
Full time, Part time
AUD 53,500 / per year
Earliest start date
Discover first-hand the technology that underpins robotics and autonomous systems, automated manufacturing and intelligent microprocessor-based products. Develop expertise in digital electronics, microprocessors and computer control, complemented by management and communication skills.
This course is accredited by Engineers Australia. Our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.
Why study with us?
- One-year exchange programs are available with partner universities in Europe, Asia and North America.
- We’re ranked 45th globally for engineering and technology (2022 QS University Rankings by Subject).
- Our graduates are ranked 1st in Australia and 4th globally for employability (2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).
- We’ve invested over $200m into our new engineering and technology precinct to support leading research and student learning.
- Access to more than 1200 industry, not-for-profits and government partners to gain real-world work experience before you graduate.
This degree is ideal for students who are interested in a career as a robotics engineer, software development consultant, automotive manufacturer or plant systems engineer. You’ll design and create control systems, robots, innovative machines and products that make people’s lives easier.
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What you’ll study
The Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic Engineering) is an undergraduate coursework program that combines mechanical, electronic and software engineering to enable you to create computer-controlled machines and consumer products. Through practical learning and industry experiences, you will be ready to transform the use of machines across a range of innovative and emerging industries.
This course is accredited by Engineers Australia and other major professional engineering institutions. You will complete degree foundational core units in mathematics and computing, along with a suite of multidisciplinary project units.
You will also complete stream core and specialist elective units in mechanical engineering, and can choose to complete an optional specialisation. Additionally, you will complete elective units as needed to make up the requirements of the course from either the Engineering disciplinary pool or the shared pool.
In your final year, you will complete an honours thesis in mechanical engineering. Throughout your degree, you will undertake professional engagement activities as part of the Professional Engagement Program, including engineering work experience in the final year.
Our award-winning Professional Engagement Program (PEP) is designed to allow students to contextualise their learning, enhance their own professional development, and build the foundations of a strong professional engineering career.
It consists of two main components; a series of zero credit point units of study completed each semester and 600 hours of professional engagement integrated continuously throughout the degree.
The required professional engagement is flexible in nature and can be customised to a stream or area of interest, however, the below minimum requirements must be met within the total:
- a minimum of 70 hours of non-engineering focused activities (volunteering, casual or part-time work, employment skills, mentoring and/or development of transferable skills)
- a minimum of 200 hours of engineering-focused activities (industry projects, site visits, guest lectures, interviews, seminars, conferences and/or research)
- a minimum of 200 hours of engineering work experience in the industry (typically in the final year). This is the mandatory work component.
The following mandatory work component must be completed as part of the award requirements and is undertaken as part of PEP.
Mandatory work hours
This course requires you to complete the following number of work hours:
200 Total hours
- Lead the next generation of machine design
- #1 in Australia/#4 globally for graduate employability (QS, 2022)
Program Tuition Fee
As a graduate, you will have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in such areas as:
- Mechanic engineer
- Automobile and household appliance manufacturing
- Biomtredical engineering
- Computer system and software product development
- Commercial product design and development
- Robotics and automation engineer
- Renewable energy systems engineer
- Power Systems