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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)

Mechatronics is a growth industry combining mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, and computing. Benefit from QUT’s close links with industry.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412502
CRICOS
084921G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Combine mechanical and electrical engineering and computing to work in the high-tech field of automated systems and robotics.
  • Prepares you to work as a consultant, project manager, designer, instrumentation or maintenance engineer with automobile and aerospace manufacturers, food processing companies, or in communication and software development.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification.

Highlights

  • Combine mechanical and electrical engineering and computing to work in the high-tech field of automated systems and robotics.
  • Prepares you to work as a consultant, project manager, designer, instrumentation or maintenance engineer with automobile and aerospace manufacturers, food processing companies, or in communication and software development.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification.
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Why choose this course?

Mechatronics engineering is the hybrid discipline of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, and computing. This degree provides you with skills in all these disciplines to enter the growing industry. You'll benefit from our close links with industry and may be involved in projects such as QUT Motorsport and the aerospace avionics Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Outback Challenge.

Our engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years.

What to expect

Mechatronics engineering is the design and maintenance of machinery with electronic and computer control systems, such as aircraft and power generators, to work in the high-tech fields of automated systems and robotics. Engineers who can manage the disciplines of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering simultaneously are becoming essential across all industrial sectors: manufacturing and process industries, primary production and mining, and the service and health industries. If you are interested in technical and engineering work, mechanical equipment such as robotics, physics and mathematics, a career in mechatronics could be for you.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation. 

Special course requirements

A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) must obtain at least 60 days of industrial experience/practice in an engineering environment as approved by the course coordinator.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

All graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia (EA) membership. EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving QUT graduates more career opportunities overseas.

Possible careers

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical and Computer Engineer
  • Medical Engineer

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

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Course code
EN01
QTAC code
412502
CRICOS code
084921G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 7
Selection rank 86
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 68
OP 10
Selection rank 78

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
9
Rank
82
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6