Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T104

Previous Code: KT3174.1, MT3055

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Robotics and Mechatronic engineering combines electrical, computing and mechanical engineering and is at the forefront in designing smart machines and systems, such as pilotless spacecraft, car cruise control, automated factories and medical telerobotics. Students explore intelligent mechanical systems and automation through an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, as well as work-integrated industry projects. Students learn in-depth knowledge about the design and construction of these systems to integrate, evaluate and address their performance. The multidisciplinary skills students develop are sought after by leading edge industries, including aerospace and biomedical engineering. This major includes a mandatory 12 weeks of industrial placement as a completion requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Major Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Major Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Major Advice

Major Structure

Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

This Major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub which is part of Parramatta City campus.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the subjects listed below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ENGR 1045 Engineering Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1009 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals 10
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
MANU 2001 Design and Manufacturing 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ENGR 2027 Engineering Design 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
ELEC 2009 Microprocessor Systems 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
Select one Alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
Select one Alternate Subject 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
MECH 4001Computational Fluid Dynamics10
MECH 4002Computer Aided Engineering10
ELEC 2007Engineering Visualization10
ENGR 2025Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation10
ENGR 2024Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture10
CIVL 2003Fluid Mechanics10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
MECH 3007Thermal and Fluid Engineering10
MECH 3008Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer10

Minors

SM3093 Computer Aided Design (Mechatronics)

SM3074 Thermal and Fluid Systems

SM3091 Biomedical Engineering

Optional Electives

The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3022Special Technical Project10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1009 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals 10
MANU 2001 Design and Manufacturing 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ENGR 1045 Engineering Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
MECH 2005 Mathematics for Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineers 10
ELEC 2009 Microprocessor Systems 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
One alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 2027 Engineering Design 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement 10
One alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
Select one elective 10
One alternate subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Select one elective 10
One alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 2003Biomechanics10
ENGR 3003Biomedical Electronics10
ENGR 3004Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis10
MECH 4001Computational Fluid Dynamics10
MECH 4002Computer Aided Engineering10
ELEC 2007Engineering Visualization10
ENGR 2025Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation10
ENGR 2024Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture10
CIVL 2003Fluid Mechanics10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
MECH 3007Thermal and Fluid Engineering10
MECH 3008Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer10

Minors

SM3093 Computer Aided Design (Mechatronics)

SM3074 Thermal and Fluid Systems

SM3091 Biomedical Engineering

Optional Electives

The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3022Special Technical Project10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Bachelor of Engineering Science

This Major will be offered at Parramatta City and Penrith campuses.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Note: All students are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary first and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.  
This test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.  
The students who finish MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this unit as an elective.  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Select one elective 10
Note: Students who remained in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary during the first semester will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester.  
These students must then complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
Select one elective 10
Note: Elective units must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

 Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
BBus core unit 1 10
BBus core unit 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
BBus core unit 3 10
BBus core unit 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
BBus Professional Subject 1 10
BBus Professional Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
BBus Major Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
BBus Major Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
BBus Major Subject 5 10
BBus Major Subject 6 10
BBus Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
Business Professional Subject 3 10
Business Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Business Professional Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
BBus Core Subject 1 10
BBus Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
BBus Core Subject 3 10
BBus Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
BBus Major Subject 1 10
BBus Major Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
BBus Professional Subject 1 10
BBus Professional Subject 2 10
BBus Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
BBus Major Subject 4 10
BBus Major Subject 5 10
BBus Major Subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
BBus Major Subject 7 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Spring session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
Business Professional Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
Business Professional Subject 4 10
Business Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
One alternate subject 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing 10
ELEC 2008 Microcontrollers and PLCs 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2001 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ELEC 2001 Circuit Theory 10
ELEC 1001 Digital Systems 1 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
MECH 3004 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 10
ELEC 2010 Power and Machines 10
One alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
MECH 4002 Computer Aided Engineering 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
One alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320