Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that integrates mechanics, electronics, computer science and control theory. It is at the cutting-edge of creating smarter products, devices and processes.
Mechatronics engineers develop, improve and optimise products and their functionality. As a mechatronics engineer you will improve the performance, features and functionality of products like cars, aircraft systems, medical and surgical devices and dishwashers.
The processes and production lines used to make these and many other products are also mechatronic in nature.
The applications for mechatronics engineering are virtually unlimited and the need for professionals in this progressive field is very high and increasing.
Opportunities exist in nanotechnology, mining systems and processes, robotics and automation, aerospace systems and flight control, manufacturing systems and processes, intelligent systems for motor vehicles, software engineering, telecommunications, medical systems, bioengineering and many other developing fields.
Vast opportunities for research and development in the above areas also exist in academia, research institutions and advanced industry sectors.
Mechatronics engineers may also take on other roles in industry, in areas such as consulting, management and finance.
- Computing for engineers
- Mathematics for engineering
- Engineering design A: lighter, faster, stronger
- Engineering design B: cleaner, safer, smarter
- Design C: engineering mobile applications
General Studies Unit
- Leadership and Innovation
Select two units from:
- Chemistry I advanced
- Physics for engineering
- Mechanics of fluids (level two)
- Telecommunications (level two)
- Digital systems (level two)
- Introduction to Systems Engineering (level two)
Total: 48 points
- Fluid mechanics
- Digital electronics
At level three, further knowledge is built on these fundamentals of Mechatronics Engineering to a professional level. These specialised areas include sensors, control, manufacturing and electrical energy systems.
At level four, students undertake units that draw together a wide range of fundamental knowledge in a mechatronics context such as robotics. This level allows for specialisation in wider areas of mechatronics through the selection of three elective units. Students have the opportunity to study a unit from another faculty as one of their electives and to undertake a substantial independent investigation in a chosen area. There is a strong emphasis on project work throughout the Mechatronics Engineering course. As with project units at the second, third and fourth level, many other units contain a strong project/design element.
|A Level GCE
|Australian Year 12 ATAR
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
|Indian School Certificate
|All India Senior School Certificate
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
|Kenya Secondary Education
|Malaysia Matriculation Program
|Ontario Grade 12
|Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT
|South African National Senior Certificate
|Sri Lanka A Level
|Thailand Matayom 6
|Vietnam High School Certificate
?Subject to change / additional requirement for future intakes.
|Monash University Foundation Year
|Trinity Foundation Year
|Sunway Foundation in Arts
*The score is only applicable for students commencing MUFY in 2015/2016.
Mathematics and at least one of Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering.