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  • Study a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering at QUT, Australia's only Mechatronics degree that combines mechanical and electrical engineering and computing.
  • 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.
QTAC course code412502
QUT course code EN40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code056529D
  • Engineer
  • Manufacturer
  • Mechanical Engineer


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. It describes a new concept in the world of making value-added products, a skill that is becoming essential across all industrial sectors: manufacturing and process industries, primary production and mining, and the service and health industries.

In the past, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer engineers needed to cooperate to develop a product from concept to customer. Industry now needs a skilled engineer who can manage all these disciplines simultaneously, from design and development to construction and service of this modern equipment.

Work in this field is at the cutting edge of technology, and therefore challenging and exciting. 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 a common first year that combines broad foundation principles with a wide range of specialisation choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Why choose this course?

Mechatronics engineering is the hybrid discipline of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and computing. This cutting-edge degree is unique in Australia and provides you with the combined skills of all these disciplines to enter the growing industry of mechatronics.

You will benefit from QUT’s close links with local and international industry and during your study may be involved in different projects such as QUT Motorsport and the aerospace avionics Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Outback Challenge.

Career outcomes

Employment opportunities for mechatronics engineers are diverse and extensive. You may find employment as a consultant, project manager, designer or maintenance and instrumentation engineer in a wide variety of work situations.

Some typical examples of organisations which employ our graduates include manufacturing plants of consumer products, computer peripherals manufacturers/maintenance companies, automobile manufacturing industries, large-scale manufacturing/maintenance industries such as aerospace, instrumentation industries, communication companies, research organisations, food and food processing industries and software development companies.

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA). 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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)

Work Integrated Learning unit

Bachelor of Engineering students are required to complete at least 60 days of industrial experience in an engineering environment approved by the course coordinator as part of the Work Integrated Learning unit.

Your course

Year 1

Common first-year units include the foundations of engineering mathematics, basic principles of sustainability, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering design and engineering materials. These units provide a strong, fundamental overview of the three engineering streams: civil, electrical and mechanical.

Year 2

Build your knowledge of fundamental engineering science in areas such as design, dynamics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing and mathematics. You are introduced to technical computing which is a specialist requirement for information technology. You gain practical experience in our laboratories and are introduced to computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Your communication skills are advanced with an introduction to engineering drawing and report writing.

Year 3

You increase your knowledge and skills in professional areas including design and thermodynamics. You are exposed to specialist areas such as electronics, microprocessors and mechatronics, operations management and machines. Throughout this level you continue to develop your communication skills by writing assignment reports and presenting seminars.

Year 4

In your final year you further your skills in specialised areas such as mechatronic systems design, instrumentation and control and computer intelligence. You also undertake an industry-based project which will bring together all your previously mastered skills, and advance your communication skills in report writing and seminar presentation. You will also complete your work integrated learning.

Second majors and minors

You will have the opportunity to undertaken either a 2nd major or two minors (see options below).

Please refer to the rules before making your selection.

Mechatronics engineering second major and minor options
Second major:

  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics


  • Robotics minor


  • A minor from anywhere in QUT that is outside of the course.

Please note: The Work Integrated Learning unit (BEB701) and the project unit (BEB801) that are required for professional recognition and were once part of an applications minor have now been moved to the core of the Engineering course.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 9

Rank 82

Subject pre-requisites

  • Maths B
  • English

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.

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: $13,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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