Why study mechatronics engineering at UoN?
Mechatronics is a unique fusion of electrical, computer and mechanical technologies. If you like solving challenging technological problems and are looking for an exciting and challenging career, then mechatronics could be the path for you.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) will give you a diverse and strong skill-set in IT, computer hardware, networking and software.
You will be taught in modern laboratory facilities by teaching staff who are recognised internationally for outstanding research. In your final year of study, you have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project.
As a mechatronics engineer, you will be a versatile problem solver and play an important role in project engineering and use your skills and knowledge in both electrical and mechanical systems.
This is a relatively young discipline that is rapidly developing with further significant growth envisaged. With a marked increase of automated manufacturing and growing complexity of new technologies and products, a multi-disciplinary approach to engineering system design is becoming a key asset sought by industry.
From the control of robots to the optimisation of modern vehicles, from the design of appliances to biomechanics, mechatronics engineers become involved in a diverse range of exciting modern technologies. This may also include the design, automation and operational performance of electro-mechanical systems.
Mechatronics engineers are concerned with the design, automation and operational performance of electro-mechanical systems. As such mechatronics combines knowledge about mechanical systems, electrical and electronic systems and information technology.
In particular, they often become involved in providing technical advice or assistance relating to the creation of new products.
Using mechanical and electronic processes as well as computers, mechatronics is the science of developing new solutions to industrial problems.
The University of Newcastle has been ranked in the world’s top 120 universities for engineering and technology (QS rankings 2010).