What will I study?
You’ll develop a fundamental understanding of the mathematical modelling that dictates the behaviour, response and control of mechanical systems. And you’ll learn about electronic sensors, the instrumentation required to support them, and programming skills used for interfacing computers with machines.
Gain knowledge to help develop new products like mobile phones, gaming consoles, cars and wind turbines, or the robots that make them.
Your major structure
This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science.
In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science elective, breadth and complementary studies.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in mechatronics systems and you can also complete breadth and elective studies.
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.
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