Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Science (BEng (Hons), BSc)

University of Newcastle, Australia Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award
BEng (Hons), BSc

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 33165 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Science at University of Newcastle, Australia

Robots can't replace you if you're building them.

At UON we train engineers capable of solving the world's greatest challenges. As a mechatronics engineer you may develop companion robots to help care for our aging population. You could design drones that assist in search and rescue operations following a natural disaster. Or, join our team of precision mechatronics researchers and work on medical solutions such as an endoscopic 'pill robot' for non-invasive 3D imaging and intervention.

What is mechatronics? Mechatronics engineering is concerned with the synergy of electrical, computer and mechanical technologies that lead to new solutions to industrial problems. Mechatronics engineers are involved in the technical design, automation and operational performance of the electromechanical systems used in industries such as defence, advanced manufacturing, mining and health.

Why combine engineering with physics? Complete these two bachelor degrees in just five years - deepen your technical skills with advanced physics courses. Physics is fundamental to engineering and a deeper knowledge of this science can help you solve more complex engineering problems. This advanced theoretical background will also open up opportunities in research and development.

Why study with us?

  • Real-world insights: Connect with industry through projects, guest lecturers, and mentoring.
  • Be workplace ready: Graduates rated us no.1 in NSW for workplace ready skills. In 2016, 93% of graduates were employed within 4 months.
  • Travel the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia. You can even start while you're studying with international exchanges and scholarships available.
  • We're No.1 in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience.
  • Fast-Track Masters - advance your career and gain a Master of Professional Engineering in just 1 year on top of your Bachelor of Engineering degree.

What will you study?

Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:

  • computer networks
  • computer-integrated manufacturing
  • control systems
  • electrical systems
  • electronic design
  • engineering management
  • finite element analysis
  • heat transfer
  • mechanical engineering design
  • mechanics of fluids and solids
  • microprocessor systems
  • modelling and simulation
  • sensors and actuators

Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.

Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle 'wicked problems' and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.

Develop your physics skills in:

  • mathematical discovery
  • statistics for the sciences
  • electromagnetism
  • modern optics
  • atomic and nuclear physics
  • classical mechanics and special relativity
  • solid state and nanoscience
  • optical fibre technology

Careers

Mechatronic engineers play an essential role in a growing number of fields. They might take up careers in the robotics, aerospace, chemical, defence, automotive, marine, manufacturing, mining or finance industries. Average starting salaries for engineers are great - more than $80,000 per annum.

Mechatronic Engineering is flexible and diverse. You may prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

  • industrial automation engineer
  • robotics designer
  • smart infrastructure designer
  • avionics engineer
  • data communications engineer

It's also common for engineers to take on senior leadership roles in innovative businesses. The CEOs of Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers. In fact, engineering is the most common degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs!

The combined degree advantage: Your advanced physics skills will help you enter specialist roles in research and development. Employers will value the depth and diversity of your skills and you'll be well placed to take up leadership roles in engineering.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEng (Hons), BScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 33165 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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