Mechatronic Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425020
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
T3 Entry: 
Yes
Hayden Smith

I led the sUNSWift team as our group of student engineers built a road-legal solar-powered car that not only crossed Australia, but broke a world record on the way. It's been amazing!

Hayden Smith

What's it all about?

■  This is a unique degree that fits well into the novel and ever-evolving area of smart machines and systems. Students graduate with unique abilities in the full spectrum of smart machine design. Among the skills acquired are the development of autonomous systems such as self-operating robots, including vehicles, as well as a thorough knowledge of industrial automation. 

What does it include?

■  This is a degree that embraces the interdisciplinary area of Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering and Software Development, especially for controlling sophisticated smart machines. Whilst there is a comprehensive coverage of Mechanical Engineering and Design, you will acquire a deeper understanding of the principles supporting the conception, design, construction, maintenance and integration of smart machines and systems. To get you work ready, you'll apply these skills through 60 days of approved industrial training.

Where will you work?

■  As a mechatronic engineer, you could work in one of the many industries where automation is in demand, such as manufacturing, automotive, mining, cargo handling and agriculture. You could also work in companies that design and manufacture consumer devices such as mobile phones, specialised industrial equipment, video game consoles and biomedical devices such as Cochlear implants.

Double degrees

■  Double degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our double degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis course also appears on the Faculty First Year Elective list. As a student of UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you have the opportunity to take a Discipline Elective in place of a Faculty First Year Elective because this is a core course.
ENGG1300Engineering MechanicsThis is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
ELEC2141Digital Circuit DesignThis course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2011 and MATH2121 instead of MATH2019.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN2300Engineering Mechanics 2You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN2500Computing for Mechatronic EngineersRecommendations for different degrees in link.
MMAN2130Design and ManufacturingDual Degree students may find that there are other courses they need to complete, so it may be beneficial to delay this course by a year. MMAN2130 is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
ENGG2400Mechanics of Solids 1This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
COMP2121Microprocessors & InterfacingYou must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN3500Computing Applications in Mechatronic SystemsGain international exposure and/or industry experience.
MMAN3200Linear Systems and ControlYou must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3000Professional Engineering and Communication 

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
DESN2000Engineering Design and Professional PracticeDESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN3020Modelling & Control of Mechatronic SystemsThe course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.
MTRN4010Advanced Autonomous SystemsThis subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
MMAN4951Research Thesis A 

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN4110Robot DesignThe course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
MTRN4230Robotics 
MMAN4952Research Thesis B 

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4953Research Thesis C 

 

Year 1

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis course also appears on the Faculty First Year Elective list. As a student of UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you have the opportunity to take a Discipline Elective in place of a Faculty First Year Elective because this is a core course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1300Engineering MechanicsThis is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
MTRN2500Computing for Mechatronic EngineersRecommendations for different degrees in link.
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 3

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC2141Digital Circuit DesignThis course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2011 and MATH2121 instead of MATH2019.
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EThis course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree
COMP2121Microprocessors & InterfacingYou must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN2300Engineering Mechanics 2You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
MTRN3500Computing Applications in Mechatronic SystemsGain international exposure and/or industry experience.
MMAN3200Linear Systems and ControlYou must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN2130Design and ManufacturingDual Degree students may find that there are other courses they need to complete, so it may be beneficial to delay this course by a year. MMAN2130 is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
DESN2000Engineering Design and Professional PracticeDESN2000 is a new core course for 2020 and replaces a previously required core course. Students should consult the transition arrangements website for futher details. DESN2000 must be taken in the term specified by your school - see the course handbook page for details.

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN3020Modelling & Control of Mechatronic SystemsThe course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.
MTRN4010Advanced Autonomous SystemsThis subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
ENGG2400Mechanics of Solids 1This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN3000Professional Engineering and Communication 
MTRN4110Robot DesignThe course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
MTRN4230Robotics 

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MMAN4951Research Thesis A 

Year 5

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MMAN4952Research Thesis B 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4953Research Thesis C 

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only and are not an exhaustive list of the possible degree combinations or program structures. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

Last Updated 16/8/19