Mechatronic Engineering

(Honours)
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UAC Code: 
425020
93
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 3

Course code Course name Notes
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.
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.
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.

Year 2

Term 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.
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 Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Term 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 objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers Recommendations for different degrees in link.
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design 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.
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
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
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.
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems Gain international exposure and/or industry experience.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.

 

Term 3

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.
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems The course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous 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.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication  
MTRN4110 Robot Design The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
MTRN4230 Robotics  

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MMAN4951 Research Thesis A  

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.
MMAN4952 Research Thesis B  

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN4953 Research 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