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What will I learn?

Position yourself at the forefront of technology, where mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science combine.

In this degree you will explore the physics-based modeling and simulation of electromechanical systems, learn how to analyse, design and implement electromechanical systems using cutting-edge software platforms and collaborative digital environments. Graduate career-ready by completing the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program and gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

We’re one of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research.1 Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by the expertise and experience gained through our research excellence.

1 UniSA’s Engineering research rated well above world-class – 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

What you'll learn

In your first year you will develop a strong general foundation in engineering, including computer programming, applied mathematics and physics. As you advance in your studies you will learn about analog electronics, digital electronics, mechanics, electromechanical system design, computer programming, computer networking, embedded systems, signal processing, control, industrial actuation and automation, mobile robotics, machine learning and vision, project management and systems engineering. Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

At least half of the honours year involves a major project. Armed with new knowledge and skills, using state-of-the-art design tools, and mentored by engineering academic staff, our honours students develop innovative products to advance technology.

Your career

To be a successful electrical and mechatronic engineer, you should be a good problem solver, show a passion for understanding science, mathematics and technologies and applying your knowledge to the betterment of the quality of lives. Careers to consider:

mechatronics engineer: selecting, commissioning, designing, maintaining electromechanical systems leveraging multidomain engineering expertise
computer/embedded system engineer: designing and implementing embedded systems performing sensing, communications, signal processing, control for various applications, ranging from consumer appliances to Industrial Internet of Things equipment; dealing with graphics processing units and field-programmable gate arrays for advanced applications
control system engineer: selecting, commissioning, designing, maintaining control systems for automated devices, systems (as small as electric toothbrushes or as big as rockets) or processes
robotics engineer: selecting, commissioning, designing, maintaining robotic systems for replacing or mimicking humans or animals in various processes or applications, for safety, efficiency or entertainment
power systems engineer: designing, building, maintaining, monitoring systems that deal with the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electric power, and the electrical apparatus connected to such systems
systems engineer: applying a robust approach to the design and management of complex systems over their life cycle, including the integration of a large number of products from multiple vendors

Which department am I in?




Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,900.00 (US$ 26,803) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Mawson Lakes Campus

Mawson Lakes Blvd,


South Australia,

5095, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma IB Grade average of 26. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

For international students

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points


Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above


Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

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

Pathways options

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About University of South Australia (UniSA)

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a globally recognised institution that is renowned for its research and academic excellence.

  • Ranked 25th in the top 50 universities under 50 (THE 2020)
  • Teaches over 200 degrees
  • UniSA Business is ranked in the top 1 per cent worldwide*
  • 5-stars plus rating for excellence by QS