Mechatronic Engineering

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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*

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
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 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.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students 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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Engineering Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
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.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering ELEC1111 is a required core course for this degree. This 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 Frist Year Elective because this is a core course.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Dual 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.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty.
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This 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 code Course name Notes
Read more L1 ENG Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. MMAN3200 is a prerequisite for MTRN4230.
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing Pre-requisite: COMP1917 or COMP1921 or COMP1511 or COMP1521, or (COMP1911 and MTRN2500).

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 You must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for MTRN3020, MTRN4010 and MTRN4110.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems The course will aim to implement software for vehicle simulation and control.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity Gain international exposure and/or industry experience

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems The course is aimed at learning basic and advanced techniques necessary for sensing and control of autonomous mechatronic systems.
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems This subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
MMAN4010 Thesis A * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN4110 Robot Design The course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.
MTRN4230 Robotics The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
MMAN4020 Thesis B * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Read more Discipline Elective Recommendations for different degrees in link.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
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 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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: students are expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
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.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals Programmer's view on how a computer system executes programs, manipulates data and communicates.
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This 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.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals This course provides an induction to software engineering principles and practice, including software lifecycle, methodologies, teamwork and web-based architectures.
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E This 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 code Course name Notes
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms This course covers programming in the large, abstraction and ADTs, interfaces, and complexity. Prerequisites:COMP1511 and COM1921.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Dual 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.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 You 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 code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 You must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing Pre-requisite: COMP1917 or COMP1921 or COMP1511 or COMP1521, or (COMP1911 and MTRN2500).
Read more General Education
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems The course will aim to implement software for vehicle simulation and control.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2511 Object-Orinated Design & Programming Introduces students to the principles of object-oriented design and to fundamental techniques in object-oriented programming.
Read more General Education

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems This subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems The course is aimed at learning basic and advanced techniques necessary for sensing and control of autonomous mechatronic systems.
MTRN4110 Robot Design The course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3121 Algorithms & Programming Pre-requisite: COMP1927 or COMP2521 or a mark of at least 65 in COMP1921.
COMP3900 Computer Science Project Most of the work in this course is team-based project work.
MTRN4230 Robotics The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Comp Elective
Read more Elective
MMAN4010 Thesis A * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more COMP Elective
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation Pre-requisite: MATH2089
MMAN4020 Thesis B * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Comp Elective
COMP4920 Management & Ethics This course will develop a framework on which management and ethical issues can be developed.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students 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.
PHYS1141

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
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.
PHYS1241

Term 3

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.
MATH2069 Mathematics 2A Available only to students for whom it is specifically required as part of their program. MATH2018 is equivalent to MATH2019.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This 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.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
PHYS2111

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2221 Higher Theory and Applications of Diff. Equations.
PHYS2113
PHYS2114

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 You must complete MATH1231/41 and ENGG1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing Pre-requisite: COMP1917 or COMP1921 or COMP1511 or COMP1521, or (COMP1911 and MTRN2500).
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
PHYS3113

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Dual 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.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
PHYS3111

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
PHYS3112

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems The course will aim to implement software for vehicle simulation and control.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
PHYS3114
Read more Stage 3 PHYS

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems This subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems The course is aimed at learning basic and advanced techniques necessary for sensing and control of autonomous mechatronic systems.
MTRN4110 Robot Design The course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation Pre-requisite: MATH2089
MTRN4230 Robotics The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
MMAN4010 Thesis A * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
Read more Stage 3 PHYS
MMAN4020 Thesis B * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS4142
PHYS4146

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS4141
PHYS4145

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS4143
PHYS4144

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
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.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students 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.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
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.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This 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.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
Read more Elective
MATH2111 Higher Several Variable Calculus

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing Pre-requisite: COMP1917 or COMP1921 or COMP1511 or COMP1521, or (COMP1911 and MTRN2500).
MATH2221 Higher Theory and Applications of Diff. Equations.
MATH2601 Higher Linear Algebra

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
ENGG2500 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers This course is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design Introduction to modern digital logic design, boolean algebra and hardware description language.
Read more Elective
MATH2301

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics This course provides an introduction to the theoretical underpinning of statistics.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Dual 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.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 You 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 code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.
Read more Stage 3 Math

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Industrial Training or Exchange Opportunity

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems The course will aim to implement software for vehicle simulation and control.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
Read more Stage 3 MATH

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems This subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems The course is aimed at learning basic and advanced techniques necessary for sensing and control of autonomous mechatronic systems.
MTRN4110 Robot Design The course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation Pre-requisite: MATH2089
MTRN4230 Robotics The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
MMAN4010 Thesis A * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective
Read more Stage 3 MATH
MMAN4020 Thesis B * If taking Research Thesis, enrol in MMAN4951, MMAN4952 and MMAN4953 (4 UoC each)

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH4001 MathsStats Hons Thesis A
Read more Stage 5 MATH
Read more Stage 5 MATH

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH4001 MathsStats Hons Thesis A
Read more Stage 5 MATH
Read more Stage 5 MATH

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MATH4001 MathsStats Hons Thesis A
Read more Stage 5 MATH

* 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.