Mechatronic Engineering

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UAC Code: 
425020
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92
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Sem 2 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.

Dual degrees

■  Dual 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 dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students 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 more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
Read more General Education Elective You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more General Education Elective You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation
MTRN4110 Robot Design
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MTRN4230 Robotics
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
ACCT1501 Accounting & Financial Management 1A This unit should benefit students who wish to specialise in accounting, and will also be of value to students whose primary interest lies elsewhere in the field of business.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students 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 more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations and People

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 In order to understand the workings of markets and the economy, one has to take on an 'economic mindset'. This introductory course covers the fundamental principles that economists use to understand and analyse economic behaviour.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation
MTRN4110 Robot Design
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MTRN4230 Robotics
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students 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 more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation
MTRN4110 Robot Design
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
MTRN4230 Robotics
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
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* 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.