ATAR cut-off
84.55
87.85 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40076
CRICOS code: 093513E

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics), and Bachelor of Science

Program handbook

Description

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.

Combined with an Engineering degree, a Science degree opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities in private industry and government organisations in cutting edge areas such as nanotechnology, telecommunications, fibre-optics, laser technology, medical physics, organic electronics and photovoltaics. This combined degree opens up these and many other future frontier of technological breakthroughs to students.

Students should note that the Physics major is currently the only Bachelor of Science major available in this combined program. Additional majors are expected to be offered from 2017.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs

Details

Information correct as at25th Sep 2017 7:37pm
Program code40076
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus84.5587.85

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Humanities and Social Science
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  4. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code093513E

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

International student visa holder applicants are advised that they are able to enrol in this program for commencement in Semester 1 only (there will be no mid-year intakes).

The UAC code for this program is 482620.

Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Combined Degree Principles and Structures Guideline [000992], the core and minimum requirements for each single degree component must be met in each combined program. Consideration is given to overlapping courses and/or content where applicable, but to also ensure that accreditation is not compromised.

In the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)/Bachelor of Science program, students are required to complete 410 units, of which 310 units are core courses, 90 units are directed courses and 10 units is an elective course. 

Note that the Physics major is currently the only Bachelor of Science major available in this combined program. 

Elective courses give students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. 

The program has a duration of 5 years full time (or part time equivalent).It is possible for a student to 'step out' with a single degree award only and not complete the combined program they are enrolled in. In order to accomplish this, a student would be required to complete the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses. A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree should contact their program convenor or program advisor for further information.

This program can be completed in five years. However, a student's choice of directed courses may lead to timetabling issues that may extend the duration of their program. Students are advised to consult with their program convenor regarding their academic program.

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.

Students with insufficient background in mathematics (ie, those who would normally take the MATH1002 pathway) are strongly advised not to directly enter this program and should commence in the single degree program with a view to potentially transferring to the combined program after the first year.

Students with a Band 1 or 2 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120. Please contact your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option.

Students may count PHYS1205 in lieu of PHYS1210 with program convenor approval.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH1110Mechanical Drawing/CAD and Workshop Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and SignalsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and ControlNot currently offered10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2360Dynamics of MachinesNot currently offered10 units
MECH2710Fluid Mechanics 1Not currently offered10 units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS2260Electromagnetism
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Digital and Computer Electronics 2
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3440Linear Control and EstimationNot currently offered10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA3500Mechatronics Design 1Not currently offered10 units
MECH3695Heat TransferNot currently offered10 units
ENGG4440Nonlinear Control and EstimationNot currently offered10 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA4000Mechatronics Design 2Not currently offered10 units
MECH4841AMechanical Engineering Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4841BMechanical Engineering Project B
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
20 units

Statistics Directed Course List

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Physics Directed Course List

Physics Directed Course List 2000 Level

Choose 20 units from the following 2000 level directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2160Modern Optics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2240Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2250Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Physics Directed Course List 3000 Level

Choose 60 units from the following 3000 level directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3070Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Method
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
PHYS3310Lasers and Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3330Industrial Project and Seminar
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3345Optical Fibre Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3350Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3375Statistical Mechanics and Transport Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3390Solid State and Nanoscience
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3990Specialist Topics in Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Total Quality Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online