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Mechatronic Engineering


Mechatronic engineering draws on elements of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, systems engineering and computer science. It is a distinct, multidisciplinary engineering field that provides the foundation for robotics, automation, and the ‘intelligent’ products and devices that are ubiquitous in society today. Mechatronic engineers use their skills in a diverse range of industries including design and manufacture of vehicles and subsystems in the automotive and other transport sectors, ‘intelligent’ product and appliance design, manufacturing and non-traditional robotics and automation, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and automation in diverse areas such as mining, stevedoring, construction, agriculture, defence, computer systems and software design.

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Graduate opportunities

Mechatronic Engineering allows students to understand the interconnection between disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and systems engineering, as well as computer science, and provides a foundation for cutting-edge technologies in fields including robotics, manufacturing, aerospace and bioengineering.

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Units of study in this major

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