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BE(Hons) Mechatronic Engineering-Extended Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
8 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
38432 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

Mechatronic engineering is one of the newest branches of engineering, and has far-reaching applications to every sector of society. Mechatronic engineers integrate precision mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems, and advanced controls, to design and construct products and processes. Microscale sensor and actuator technologies are developed and applied to create intelligent consumer products. Mechatronic engineers are in great demand as industries seek to apply evolutionary advances in computers, electronics, sensors, and actuators to improve their products, processes and services.

Graduates have the knowledge and skills to design and build advanced products such as robots and machine tools; scientific instrumentation; and high performance automatic suspension and braking systems. Mechatronic engineers are employed by product developers and manufacturers, the mining industry, the aerospace and defence sectors, in self-owned companies and by government and industry research groups. Graduates are in demand wherever there is potential for improvement in the integration of computer and electrical hardware with mechanical systems.

Employment opportunities:

Mechatronic engineers possess the core skills of mechanical engineers and electrical engineers. Their knowledge enables them to solve a wide range of mechanical, electrical and software problems, allowing them to participate in and lead multidisciplinary design teams. Mechatronic engineers are employed by product developers and manufacturers, large and small, by the mining industry, by the aerospace and defence sectors, and by the government and industry research groups. Wherever there is potential for improvement through the integration of computer and electrical hardware with mechanical systems there is a need for mechatronic engineers. Opportunities also exist for graduates to form their own companies early in their careers.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:6/89
  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

 For International students:

  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, equivalent qualifications of Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

      Course Code     Course Title 

      Part A - Compulsory:
      Year 1:

  • ENGG1100 Engineering Design
  • ENGG1200 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
  • ENGG1211 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]
  • ENGG1300 Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • ENGG1400 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
  • [MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]    (or)
  • [MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • [MATH1052 Calculus and Differential Equations    (or)
  • [MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

      Year 1 or Year 2, Semester 1:

  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • CSSE2010 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
  • MECH2300 Structures & Materials

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • ELEC2004 Circuits, Signals & Systems
  • MATH2010 Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MECH2210 Intermediate Mechanical & Space Dynamics
  • METR2800 Mechatronic System Design Project I
  • STAT2202 Probability Models for Engineering & Science

      Year 3, Semester 1:

  • ELEC2003 Electromechanics & Electronics
  • ELEC3004 Signals, Systems & Control
  • METR3100 Sensors & Actuators
  • METR4201 Control Engineering 1

      Year 3, Semester 2:

  • MECH2100 Machine Element Design
  • MECH3200 Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations
  • METR4202 Robotics & Automation

      Year 4:

  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment
  • METR4810 Mechatronic System Design Project II
  • [METR4900 Thesis/Design Project [1]    (or)
  • [METR4901 Thesis/Design Project [1]

      Part B Electives:

      B0 - Preparatory Mathematics and Science Courses:

  • CHEM1090 Introductory Chemistry [3]
  • MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

      Part B1 - Electives:

  • COMP3506 Algorithms & Data Structures
  • COMP3702 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSSE2002 Programming in the Large
  • CSSE2310 Computer Systems Principles and Programming
  • CSSE3010 Embedded Systems Design & Interfacing
  • ELEC3100 Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
  • ELEC3300 Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation
  • ELEC3400 Electronic Circuits
  • ELEC4400 Advanced Electronic & Power Electronics Design
  • ELEC4620 Digital Signal Processing
  • ELEC4630 Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • MECH2305 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing
  • MECH2310 Science & Engineering of Metals
  • MECH2410 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH3100 Mechanical Systems Design
  • MECH3250 Engineering Acoustics
  • MECH3300 Finite Element Method & Fracture Mechanics
  • MECH3301 Materials Selection
  • MECH3400 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • MECH3410 Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH3750 Engineering Analysis II
  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

      End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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