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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)

Mechatronics is the combination of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer technologies. It is a relatively new field of engineering with many exciting developments such as internet control of machines, autonomous robots and engine management systems.

In addition, the aim of the program is to produce graduates with the core skills, knowledge and attributes that will help them excel as professional engineers. These skills and attributes include: the ability to formulate and solve problems; a creative approach to design and synthesis; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in teams; appreciation of the environmental, social and business contexts of Engineering; independent and self-motivated approach; understanding and commitment to lifelong learning; and in-depth technical competence in the field of Mechatronic Engineering.

Study Options

Double degrees are also available.

Course Program

Subjects   Credit Points
Year 1
CSCI191 Programming for Engineers 6
ENGG101 Foundations of Engineering 6
ENGG153 Engineering Materials 6
MATH141 Mathematics 1C Part 1 6
MATH187 Mathematics 1A Part 1 6
ECTE101 Electrical Engineering 1 6
ENGG152 Engineering Mechanics 6
ENGG154 Engineering Design & Innovation 6
MATH142 Mathematics 1C Part 2 6
MATH188 Mathematics 1A Part 2 6
Year 2
ECTE233 Digital Hardware 1 6
ENGG251 Mechanics of Solids 6
MATH283 Mathematics 2E for Engineers Part 1 6
ECTE212 Electronics and Communications 6
MECH215 Fundamentals of Machine Component Design 6
MECH226 Machine Dynamics 6
Plus (Annual)
ECTE202 Circuits and Systems 6
Year 3
ECTE313 Electronics 6
ECTE371 Mechatronics Design 6
ECTE344 Control Theory 6
MECH382 Manufacturing Engineering Principles 6
Plus 1 Elective 6
ECTE301 Digital Signal Processing 1 6
ECTE333 Digital Hardware 2 6
MECH311 Mechanical Engineering Design 6
Year 4
ECTE323 Power Engineering 2 6
ENGG461 Project Management and Human Factors in Engineering 6
MECH440 Fluid and Heat Transfer for Mechatronics 6
ECTE494 Robotics 6
ENGG452 Thesis A 12
and 1 Elective*, or 6
ENGG453** Thesis B 18
ECTE457** Thesis 18
ENGG454 Professional Experience 0
plus 1 Elective* 6

*Electives are chosen from the list of electives on offer in the Faculties of Engineering and Informatics. The final year study program is to be determined in consultation with the Discipline Adviser.

** 18cp thesis is equivalent to the 12cp thesis and one 6cp elective.


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