Mechatronic engineers work at the interface of mechanical devices and electronic control systems.
With the ever-increasing reach of robotics and autonomous systems, mechatronic engineers are found in diverse industries including aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology mining and energy resources.
As the number of industries that are innovating through digital technologies grows, so do the opportunities for mechatronic engineers. Rapid advances in automation applications – such as self-driving vehicles and mine-site automation – are driving an increased need for mechatronic engineers with expertise in mechanical, electronic and computer systems engineering.
Numerous industries, including mining, transportation, agriculture and biomedical engineering, also require mechatronic engineers to work towards solutions for some of society’s most pressing problems.
As a mechatronic engineering student, you will develop sound theoretical knowledge in the key disciplines of mechanics, electronics, computer systems and control. You’ll apply this knowledge and develop practical skills through a series of projects on topics including mobile robot communications and automation, pneumatic automation systems and machine control.
In your final year of study, you’ll undertake a major research or design project.
Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic Engineering) with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).
See our handbook for more course information.
How this course will make you industry ready
This major will equip you with a range of engineering skills and knowledge, enabling opportunities in mechanical design, instrumentation, automation, robotics and other fields.
- Mechatronic engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Automation engineer
- Computer systems engineer
- Data scientist
- Autonomous vehicle
- Biosensors and security
- Biotechnology and biomechanics
- Mining and resources
- Oil and gas
- Renewable energy
- Subsea engineering
- Master of Engineering Management
- Master of Professional Engineering
- Master of Science (Corrosion Engineering)
- Master of Science (Industrial Engineering)
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
What you'll learn
- work effectively in teams with an international and cross-cultural perspective.
- continuously develop their potential as a professional engineer contributing positively to the community at large.
- be ‘employment-ready’ for the engineering profession, but readily adaptable to other professions/occupations and able to respond to entrepreneurial opportunities.
- apply a sound working knowledge of the principles that underpin mechatronic engineering.
- apply creative and analytical thinking skills when designing mechatronic solutions for engineering problems.
- access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources when designing mechatronic solutions
- communicate effectively with a wide range of both engineering and non-engineering personnel.
- apply knowledge using a realistic and practical approach to problem-solving and designing with mechatronics.
- apply self-discipline and self-management skills, and set goals for themselves.