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Mechatronics Major


Mechatronics engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic and computer engineering with mechanical and industrial engineering. It enables the development of intelligent machines and advanced manufacturing and processing systems.

Areas of study within mechatronics include mechanics, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, analog and digital electronics, signal analysis, electro-mechanical systems, advanced materials, sensor technology, automatic control, robotics, system design and development and project management. Students will graduate with competencies in electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering. They will also be able to participate in and lead complex multidisciplinary projects.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Professional Recognition



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2456Digital Electronics15
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement15
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENS2110Materials and Manufacturing 215
ENS5261Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems15
ENM3218Fluid Mechanics15
ENS3105Mechanical Design and Development15
ENS5360Power Electronics15
ENS2214Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing15
ENS3553Signals and Systems15
ENS2257Microprocessor Systems15
ENS5230Electrical Machines and Transformers15
ENS5240Industrial Control15
ENS5442Robotics 115

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the mechatronics engineering discipline.
  2. Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex mechatronics engineering problem solving.
  3. Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage engineering projects, with some intellectual independence.
  4. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the mechatronics engineering discipline and fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  5. Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  6. Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  7. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement engineering projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  8. Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice.

Career Opportunities

Employment 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.

Possible future job titles

Mechatronics Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Automation Engineer

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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