What will I learn?

Mechatronic engineering is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer technologies. Industrial robots are a famous example of mechatronic engineering: computer-controlled mechanical arms capable of performing manual labour with greater strength, speed and efficiency than a human.

The reality is computer control of systems is so commonplace in homes, business and industry that nearly everyone uses a mechatronic system every day, from washing machines to central air-conditioning, cameras and computer printers.

A Mechatronic engineer's skill for combining and refining elements to improve the whole makes them valuable in fields such as digital electronics, manufacturing, information technology and robotics.

This degree

You will study a common first year allowing you to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides you with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. You then focus on your chosen major study from second year.

Your degree includes a 12-week hands-on industry placement. You may gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program.

Engineers work in a variety of industries, for example: construction, mining, resources, aeronautical, electronics, engineering management, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, renewable energy, aerospace, water resource management, robotics and manufacturing, railroad and shipbuilding.

What you will study

As an engineering student at UOW you will have access to fully-equipped laboratories and the latest computer-aided software that is used in modern industrial workplaces. Our engineering students are trained through practical learning experiences including:

Laboratory experiments
Problem based learning
Computer simulations
Teamwork assignments
Industrial case studies
Project management
Site visits to industry

In your third and fourth year of the major you will branch into more specialised areas including: control theory, microcontroller architecture and applications, electronics, mechanical engineering design, foundation in electrical energy utilisation, robotics and flexible automation.


Career opportunities

Biomedical Engineer

Computer Architect

Computer Systems Engineer

Civil Engineer

Construction Manager

Electronics Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Materials Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Metallurgist
Mining Engineer

Network Engineer

Production Engineer

Security Engineer

Software Engineer

Structural Engineer

Systems Analyst

Telecommunications Engineer

Transport Engineer

Water Quality Manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

CRICOS

083339G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,536.00 (20,09,422) per year
AUD $150,144 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $18,768

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent). If an applicant has a mark that is lower, then the school may consider other factors such as: The nature of any previous course of study and the subjects undertaken therein Relevant professional experience Any personal statement provided by the applicant.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject
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About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students