Mechatronic Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425020
GE
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 Experience first hand, the major things engineers do: designing, building and creative solutions to problems
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 Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives

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 COMP1511 is the preferred computing course for the Mechatronic Engineering stream
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics 1 This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This is the fundamental engineering course for mechanical engineers
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors and Interfacing
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
MTRN3500 Computer Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation
MTRN4110 Robot Design
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B
MTRN4230 Robotics
Read more Discipline Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Discipline Electives
Read more Discipline Elective

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation Experience first hand, the major things engineers do: designing, building and creative solutions to problems
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark 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

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 COMP1511 is the preferred computing course for the Mechatronic Engineering stream
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations & People

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics 1 This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solid 1 This is the fundamental engineering course for mechanical engineers
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors and Interfacing
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
MTRN3500 Computer Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A
MTRN4230 Robotics
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B
Read more Commerce Course For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click on the link
Read more Commerce Course
Read more Commerce Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation Experience first hand, the major things engineers do: designing, building and creative solutions to problems.=
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark 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 Course 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 COMP1511 is the preferred computing course for the Mechatronic Engineering stream
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics 1 This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers
Read more Engineering Elective Students should select a course that interests them from the list of approved Engineering Electives
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solid 1
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Course
Read more Science Course

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors and Interfacing
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
MTRN3500 Computer Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation
MTRN4110 Robot Design
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B
MTRN4230 Robotics
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Course Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

* 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.