Robotics and Mechatronics, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T037

Previous Codes:  KT3127.1, KT3158.1, KT3163.1, KT7003.1 

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This major provides the skills necessary for the design of smart machines of all types: cruise control in automobiles, pilotless spacecraft, automated factories and medical telerobotics. The major, accompanied by an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, is essentially concerned with the design of intelligent mechanical systems and automation, and includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design. Graduates in the major acquire the combined skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are needed in leading-edge industries such as aerospace systems, the car industry, automation and robotic applications, biomedical engineering, laser systems, and building materials manufacture.

Select the link for your program below for the locations of your major

- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au

Associate Degree in Engineering

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Online Miriam Krakovska

Recommended Sequence

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Associate Degree in Engineering

Major Structure

Students must complete three units as follows

Subject Title Credit Points
Select at least one of the following subjects:
MECH 2002Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines (WSTC AssocD)10
MECH 2004Mechanics of Materials (WSTC AssocD)10
Choose either one or two of the following subjects depending on how many subjects have been completed from the list above.
ELEC 2002Circuit Theory (WSTC AssocD)10
ELEC 1002Digital Systems 1 (WSTC AssocD)10
ELEC 2005Electronics (WSTC AssocD)10
MATH 1020Mathematics for Engineers 2 (WSTC AssocD)10
Please note: Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Major Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjectsj listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to 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

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Full-time 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  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
Select one elective 10
 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
Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
ELEC 2004 Electronics 10
One Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
MECH 3006 Mechatronic Design 10
One Alternative Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subjects)  
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 Alternative Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subjects)  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 3008 Instrumentation and Measurement 10
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
One Alternative Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subjects)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

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
CIVL 2003Fluid Mechanics10
ENGR 2025Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation10
ENGR 2024Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture10
BIOS 1022Introduction to Human Biology10
MECH 3007Thermal and Fluid Engineering10
MECH 3008Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this Major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier. 

ENGR 2011 - Graphics 2:  Visual Simulation
ENGR 2012 - Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation

Minors

No results found.

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
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
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
Select two electives 20
  • Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Optional Elective

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

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
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
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MECH 3005 Mechanical Design 10
MECH 3001 Advanced Dynamics 10
MECH 4004 Robotics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MECH 4003 Mobile Robotics 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

 Optional Elective

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

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project