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What will I learn?

This double degree program combines the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours course with the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course.

Mechatronics engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic and computing engineering with mechanical engineering, enabling the development of intelligent machines and advanced manufacturing and processing systems. Areas of study within mechatronics include mechanics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, analogue and digital electronics, signal analysis, electro-mechanical systems, advanced materials, sensor technology, automatic control, robotics, system design and development, and project management. The course produces engineers with strong competencies in electrical, electronic, computer and mechanical engineering, who can participate in and lead complex, multidisciplinary projects.

The Motorsports component of this award further develops engineering problem-solving abilities, as well as the technical, financial and management skills associated with manufacturing industries in general, and the motorsports industry in particular. Students gain a solid understanding of the entire design, simulation and fabrication processes and management issues associated with the manufacturing industries, with particular emphasis on motorsports.

Course structure

Students will graduate with the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) at the end of the fourth year of full-time study, and with the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours at the end of the fifth year of full-time study.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage engineering and motorsports projects, with some intellectual independence.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering and motorsports technology disciplines, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering and motorsports technology disciplines.
  • Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement engineering and motorsports technology projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary practice in the engineering and motorsports technology domains.
  • Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex engineering and broadly defined motorsorts problems.

Career opportunities

Mechatronics engineers have diverse employment opportunities in most sectors of industry, including product design and development, manufacturing, mining and resource, process control and automation, public utilities, road and transport, defence, aerospace, and consulting. As well as employment in the motorsports industry, graduates also have broader employment opportunities in product design and development, manufacturing, marketing and project management.

Possible future job titles

Mechatronics Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Automotive Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Automation Engineer.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

CRICOS

083197F

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,500.00 (16,86,296) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,500

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. International Baccalaureate Diploma - Minimum of 24 points (Minimum of 28 points for Law), consisting of aggregate from 3 higher level & 3 subsidiary level. Standard Entry 24, Higher Entry 28.. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced] (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced - An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Diploma or equivalent;
  • Successfully completed 0.5 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course; or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

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

Pathways options

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5% of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections