Mechatronic engineers work at the interface of mechanical devices and electronic control systems.
With the ever-increasing reach of robotics and autonomous systems, mechatronic engineers are found in diverse industries including aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology mining and energy resources.
As the number of industries that are innovating through digital technologies grows, so do the opportunities for mechatronic engineers. Rapid advances in automation applications – such as self-driving vehicles and mine-site automation – are driving an increased need for mechatronic engineers with expertise in mechanical, electronic and computer systems engineering.
Numerous industries, including mining, transportation, agriculture and biomedical engineering, also require mechatronic engineers to work towards solutions for some of society’s most pressing problems.
As a mechatronic engineering student, you will develop sound theoretical knowledge in the key disciplines of mechanics, electronics, computer systems and control. You’ll apply this knowledge and develop practical skills through a series of projects on topics including mobile robot communications and automation, pneumatic automation systems and machine control.
In your final year of study, you’ll undertake a major research or design project.
Successful completion of Sri LankanGeneralCertificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least 8 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English). Points are assigned on the basis that: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1.
Separate evidence of English competency as specified in Table 1 is required.
Essential course prerequisites: S (Ordinary Pass) grade in Applied Mathematics OR Pure Mathematics OR Combined Mathematics.
Successful completion of Curtin University-SLIIT Academy Foundation Program (Engineering Stream).
Successful completion of any other test/examination/program recognized by Curtin University
Successful completionof one-year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university, separate evidence of English competency is required.
English Entry Requirement
All Students are required to satisfy Curtin’s English language requirements for undergraduate admission. Curtin accepts a minimum of any one of the accepted English proficiency tests as detailed in Table 1 below.
|IELTS (International English Language Test System)|
|Writing and Speaking||
|Reading and Listening||
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet Based Test)|
|Reading and Listening||
|PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)|
|Listening and Reading||
|Speaking and Writing||
|Sri Lankan GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level English||
|Sri Lankan GCE Advanced (‘A’) Level General English||
- Mechatronic engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Automation engineer
- Computer systems engineer
- Data scientist
- Autonomous vehicle
- Biosensors and security
- Biotechnology and biomechanics
- Mining and resources
- Oil and gas
- Renewable energy
- Subsea engineering
This major will equip you with a range of engineering skills and knowledge, enabling opportunities in mechanical design, instrumentation, automation, robotics and other fields.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
This major sits within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).