Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours)

Help engineer the future. Forget about robots coming to take your job – instead, make it your job to design the robots and automated systems of the future! Mechatronics is an exciting field that combines the best of mechanical, electrical and electronic and computer engineering to create new technologies and constantly improve the systems around us

In this program you will:

  • Study the fundamentals of engineering, including applied maths, physics, statistics and system design
  • Learn about robotics and autonomous systems, communication engineering, digital logic and computer programming, machine vision and more
  • Choose the area you want to specialise in, including electrical and electronic or mechanical engineering, management or entrepreneurship
  • Gain hands-on project management experience

Location

CRICOS code

0100795

Entry threshold

61.00 ATAR/Rank
ATAR/Rank

Duration

4 years 4 years Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$7,008 CSP
CSP
A$29,600 / A$118,400 Annual fee / Estimated total fee
Annual fee / Estimated total fee

QTAC code

014721

Start

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2

Start
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Duration
4 years 4 years
CRICOS code
0100795
USC program code
SC405
Program coordinator
Program structure
Introductory courses (8) 96 units

ENG101 Foundations of Engineering
ENG102 Engineering Statics
ENG103 Introduction to the Internet of Things
ENG104 Introduction to Engineering Design
MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
MTH104 Introductory Calculus
SCI107 Physics
SCI110 Science Research Methods

Developing courses (8) 96 units

ELC200 Digital Logic and Computer Programming
ELC201 Analog Electronic Circuits
ELC205 Control Systems
MEC200 Thermofluids 1
MEC205 Dynamics 1
MEC221 Mechanics of Materials
MEC225 Engineering Materials
MCH200 Mechatronic Design 1

Graduate courses (12) 144 units

MTH201 Calculus II and Linear Algebra
MTH203 Numerical Analysis
ELC301 Communications Engineering (Hardware and protocols)
ELC304 Embedded System Design
ENG302 Engineering Project Management
ENG304 Engineering Research Methodology
MCH301 Mechatronic Design 2
MEC336 Engineering System Design
ELC400 Robotics and Autonomous Systems
ENG401 Engineering Project 1
ENG402 Engineering Project 2
MCH400 Image Processing and Machine Vision

Minor courses (4) 48 units

Students must select one of the following minor study areas:

^Not available at Moreton Bay campus.

Honours

The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) may be awarded with a class of Honours to a
student:

  • with the percentage results achieved in twelve courses as specified in the table below; and
  • achieving at least 65% in ENG402 Engineering Research Project 2.
Courses
MTH203 Numerical Analysis
MCH200 Mechatronic Design 1
ELC301 Communications Engineering (Hardware and protocols)
MEC336 Engineering System Design
ENG302 Engineering Project Management
MCH301 Mechatronic Design 2
ELC304 Embedded System Design
ENG304 Engineering Research Methodology
ENG401 Engineering Project 1
ENG402 Engineering Project 2
ELC400 Robotics and Autonomous Systems
MCH400 Image Processing and Machine Vision
  • The minimum levels of achievement normally required for each class of honours are shown in the following table:
Honours results classification Overall Percentage attained in Specified Courses*
Honours Class I 80% - 100%
Honours Class IIA 70% - 79%
Honours Class IIB 60% - 69%

*The percentage result shall be rounded up if ≥ 0.5 or rounded down if < 0.5.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Study sequences

This study sequence reflects the current program structure. Continuing students must follow their commencing structure, which can be found in the previous student handbooks.

Student profile

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Adjusted ATARs are a calculation of a student's ATAR + eligible adjustment factors and are used to determine admission. The raw ATAR is the student's rank before any adjustments are applied.

Entry requirements

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.

Some examples of upper secondary qualifications and a guide to the minimum grades that USC will consider are listed here. These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee entry. Some programs may require higher grades. Alternative qualifications may also be considered on a case by case basis.

If your qualification (grouped by country) is not listed, send the qualification transcripts with your application form to the International Office for assessment.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Minimum entry threshold

Applicants must meed the minimum ATAR/Rank.

Location ATAR/Rank
Moreton Bay 61.00
Prerequisites

English (Units 3 and 4, C), Maths Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended prior study
Specialist Maths; and Physics or Chemistry
Program requirements
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Select a minor from one of the minors as listed below. Students must choose the minor to be studied before the completion of Semester 1, Year 3
  • Complete a minimum of 60 days of suitable work experience. Students must meet all costs associated with the acquisition of practical experience to satisfy this requirement
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations. Not all courses will necessarily include all methods
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Engineering programs - Inherent Academic Requirements

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What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Career opportunities

  • Automotive
  • Data communications
  • Industrial engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Product design
  • Robotics engineering

Memberships

Graduates may be eligible to become members of:

  • Engineers Australia

Accreditation

This program is currently undergoing provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

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Early Offer Guarantee scheme - Year 12

The Early Offer Guarantee scheme enables Year 12 students to be offered a place at USC on the basis of their Principal's recommendation.

Previous qualifications or experience

If you:

  • have completed Year 12 (no matter how long ago)
  • have a TAFE/VET qualification
  • have relevant work experience, or
  • have studied at university before (even if you didn’t complete your studies)

You may be eligible for a selection rank, which can help you get into uni. For more detailed information selection ranks and how applications are assessed, visit Admissions explained.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway

If you don’t have qualifications or experience that will give you a selection rank, you can complete the Tertiary Preparation Pathway as a stepping stone into most degrees. You can also use TPP to complete subject prerequisites.

If you haven’t studied in a while, TPP is also a great way to brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing.

It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science or maths. TPP courses are fee-free for eligible domestic students.

I identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

You may be eligible for direct entry into a USC degree based on your potential to succeed, under USC’s Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS). All you have to do is complete an online application through our website.

CSP estimate
A$7,008
Annual tuition fee ($AUD, 2022)
A$29,600
Estimated total tuition fee ($AUD, 2022)
A$118,400

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

International fee-paying places

Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.

Annual tuition fees are based on 2022 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

Domestic applicants apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). Some applicants may be eligible to apply direct to USC if they meet certain criteria.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

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Location QTAC code
Moreton Bay 014721
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Student story

“I enjoyed the diverse range of subjects, as well as the different options for further study and the learning opportunities that were offered. I also appreciated how hands-on the learning approach was, with field trips and opportunities to learn from practical experiences.”