The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
84.75
96.83 (Median SR)
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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 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
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 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD35,055 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

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: 40081
CRICOS code: 088936B

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Mathematics (pre 2017)

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

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Mathematics combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in mechatronics engineering and mathematics and complete two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. From the control of robots to the optimisation of modern vehicles, to 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 mathematics. Students gain valuable expertise analysing data, producing models and predicting future trends in a variety of areas.


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 at6 Dec 2019 3:16 AM
Program code40081
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.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus84.7596.83

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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 Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088936B

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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. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. 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.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

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 for more information on applying 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. Further information on industrial experience is available here.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for membership to 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 students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Program Management Procedure Manual - Coursework, 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 Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics program students are required to complete 400 units. 

  • For the MATH1210/1220 pathway, 310 units are core courses, 50 units are directed courses and 40 units are elective courses.
  • For the MATH1110/1120 pathway, 320 units are core courses, 50 units are directed courses and 30 units are elective courses.

Students will undertake the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major in this program.

Electives

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.

'Step out' Information

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 do this, a student would be required to complete all the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses that are not included in the combined degree.

A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree from this combined program should contact their Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au) for further information.

Mathematics Pathways

Students enrolling into a combined Engineering/Mathematics program are expected to have a strong mathematics capability and therefore study the higher level first year courses MATH1210 and MATH1220. Students who believe they may be better undertaking the standard level MATH1110/1120 pathway will be required to study an additional 2000 level mathematics course in addition to the listed core courses. As such, students are advised to speak with their Program Convenor before enrolling to determine the most appropriate pathway. Students concerned with, or unable to pass the Math Placement Test must speak with the Program Convenor before enrolling in this program. 

Physics Pathway

Students may count PHYS1205 in lieu of PHYS1210 with Program Convenor approval.

Additional Information: 

  • Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the program convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
  • 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.

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.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Information" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


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 Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH1110Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and Signals
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2360Dynamics of Machines
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2710Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO3600Embedded Control Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MCHA3400Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA3500Mechatronics Design 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3695Heat Transfer
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG4440Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MCHA4000Mechatronics Design 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics Core Courses

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option. Students who undertake this pathway will also need to complete MATH2340 which counts towards their electives. Students in this pathway will only be able to choose 30 units of electives.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics Directed Courses

Directed Courses 2000 Level

Choose 10 units from the following 2000 level courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2330Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1Not currently offered10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses 3000 Level

Choose 40 units from the following Mathematics and Statistics courses, including at least one of MATH3120, MATH3170, MATH3840 and MATH3850.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3180TopologyNot currently offered10 units
MATH3205Fourier Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheoryNot currently offered10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3800OptimisationNot currently offered10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Not currently offered10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustryNot currently offered10 units
MATH3850Industrial ProjectNot currently offered10 units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Time Series Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3990Topics in Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Students completing the MATH1110/MATH1120 pathway choose 30 units of elective pathway courses.

Complete 40 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.

40 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.

A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is available as an additional year to meritorious students. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


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.


Additional support

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.