Major overview


    If the future is self-driving cars, Amazon delivery drones, and reusable rockets, then the career of the future is mechatronics.

    Do you like mechanical, electrical, and software engineering and can’t decide which to specialise in? Why not combine the three and develop the next generation of automated technologies through study in Mechatronics?

    Mechatronics is an exciting field because it combines the knowledge and skills of these three engineering disciplines. A detailed understanding of how mechanical, electronic and software engineering areas interact enables the development of ‘smart’ products and systems such as computer-controlled robots, washing machines, automotive equipment, medical imaging systems, wind and wave generators, advanced CNC machines and hybrid and electric vehicles. Mechatronics has applications in a range of fields, including robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial vehicles and education.

    To graduate as a Mechatronic Engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).

    If you continue this major through to the Master of Engineering, you will be eligible for professional accreditation as an engineer as our Engineering degrees are professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.