2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic Engineering) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Mechatronic engineering is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer technologies. These engineering disciplines complement each other to design and realise products, systems and processes which are more efficient, intelligent and cost effective than their predecessors.

The course is designed to give students high quality training in many rapidly developing fields based on integrating mechanical with electrical and electronics components through software. Just to name a few, these fields include digital electronics, manufacturing, information technology and robotics.

Double degrees are also available.

Course Structure 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
ENGG102 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics 6 Autumn
ENGG103 Materials in Design 6 Autumn
ENGG105 Engineering Design for Sustainability 6 Autumn
MATH141 Foundations of Engineering Mathematics 6 Autumn, Spring
ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis 6 Spring
PHYS143 Physics For Engineers 6 Spring
MATH142 Essentials of Engineering Mathematics 6 Spring, Summer 2017/2018
ENGG104 Electrical Systems 6 Spring
Year 2
MECH203 Mechanical Workshop Practice 0 Autumn
CSCI291 Programming for Engineers 6 Autumn
ECTE233 Digital Hardware 6 Autumn
ENGG251 Mechanics of Solids 6 Autumn
MATH283 Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics 6 Autumn
ECTE203 Signals and Systems 6 Spring
MECH215 Mechanical Engineering Design 1 6 Spring
MECH226 Machine Dynamics 6 Spring
MECH252 Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods and Analysis 6 Spring
Year 3
ECTE333 Microcontroller Architecture and Applications 6 Annual
ECTE350 Engineering Design and Management 3 6 Annual
ECTE202 Circuits and Systems 6 Autumn
ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 6 Autumn
MECH382 Manufacturing Engineering Principles 6 Autumn
ECTE344 Control Theory 6 Spring
ECTE212 Electronics* 6 Spring
MECH311 Mechanical Engineering Design 2 6 Spring
Year 4
ENGG454 Professional Experience 0 Annual, Autumn, Spring
ECTE301 Digital Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECTE324 Power Engineering 1 6 Autumn
ENGG461 Managing Engineering Projects 6 Autumn
ECTE471 Robotics and Flexible Automation 6 Spring
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students complete ONE of the following:
ECTE451 Engineering Project 1 6 Autumn, Spring
ECTE458 Thesis 12 Autumn, Spring
ENGG452 Thesis A 12 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG453 Thesis B 18 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Bachelor Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) students complete ENGG453 ^
ENGG453 Thesis B ^ 18 Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
PLUS electives as specified in the Mechatronics elective lists below:
For students in ECTE451 and ECTE458: 1 elective from List A or List B
For students in ENGG452: 1 electives from List A and 1 elective from List A or List B
For students in ENGG453: 1 elective from List A or List B
List A
MECH419 Finite Element Methods in Engineering 6 Autumn
MECH409 Micro/Nano Robotic Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE401 Multimedia Signal Processing 6 Autumn
ECTE433 Embedded Systems 6 Autumn
ECTE213 Engineering Electromagnetics 6 Spring
ENGG434 Introduction to Materials Welding and Joining 6 Spring
ENGG378 Sustainable Energy Technologies 6 Spring
ENGG439 Engineering Logistics and Operations Management 6 Spring
MECH423 Design for Manufacturing 6 Spring
MECH470 Applied Topics in Mechatronics 6 Spring
ECTE432 Computer Architecture 6 Spring
ECTE465 Wireless Communication Systems 6 Spring
ENGG302 Infrastructure Systems 6 Not offered in this year
MECH428 Pneumatic Conveying and Dust Control 6 Not offered in this year
ECTE431 Real-Time Computing 6 Not offered in this year
List B
MEDI111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 6 Autumn
FREN151 French for Beginners 1 6 Autumn
ITAL151 Italian for Beginners 1 6 Autumn
JAPA141 Beginner Japanese 1 6 Autumn
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6 Autumn
MAND151 Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners 1 6 Autumn
PHIL256 Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics 6 Spring
PHYS295 Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe 6 Spring
SPAN151 Spanish for Beginners 1 6 Autumn
STS 300 The Environmental Context: Imagining a Zero Carbon Future 8 Autumn
ECON101 Macroeconomic Essentials for Business 6 Not offered in this year
ECON111 Introductory Microeconomics 6 Not offered in this year
INDO151 Introductory Indonesian 1A 6 Not offered in this year
PHIL206 Ethics 8 Not offered in this year
STS 218 Environment in Crisis 8 Not offered in this year
PHIL258 Ethics and the Environment 8 Not offered in this year

* Not for students who completed ECTE313 prior to 2006.

^ Scholars students must complete this subject. The 18 credit point thesis is equivalent to the 12 credit point thesis and one 6 credit point elective.

The final year study program is to be determined in consultation with the Discipline Advisor.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.   

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research. 

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 31 October, 2017