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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details



Faculty of Engineering


Clayton, Malaysia

Mechatronics engineering combines mechanical engineering, computing and electronics to create functional smart products. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in electrical systems; mechanics; systems engineering; sensors and artificial perception; thermo-fluids and power systems; analogue electronics; robotics; control systems; and manufacturing.



Levels 2, 3 and 4

C,D. Mechatronics engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • ECE2071 Computer organisation and programming
  • ECE2131 Electrical circuits
  • ECE3161 Analogue electronics
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • MEC2402 Engineering design I
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering
  • TRC2201 Mechanics
  • TRC3000 Mechatronics project II
  • TRC3200 Dynamical systems
  • TRC3500 Sensors and artificial perception
  • TRC3600 Modelling and control
  • TRC3802 Thermo-fluids and power systems
  • TRC4000 Mechatronics final year project I
  • TRC4001 Mechatronics final year project II
  • TRC4002 Professional practice
  • TRC4800 Robotics
  • TRC4902 Mechatronics and manufacturing

E. Elective study (36 points)

Students choose from the technical electives below for which they meet pre-requisites and/or choose units required to complete an engineering-approved minor from another faculty. Students wishing to choose other electives (that is, neither mechatronics engineering electives nor those required to complete an approved minor) should consult their course advisor prior to doing so. Students completing a single degree should complete a minimum of 24 credit points of 3rd and 4th level technical electives from the list below. For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Mechatronics engineering technical electives
  • ECE4112 Signal processing
  • ECE4162 Electronic system design
  • ECE4174 Computer vision and robotics
  • ECE4181 Biomedical engineering
  • ECE5885 Energy efficient lighting (Malaysia only)*
  • ECE5886 Smart grids*
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing (Clayton only)
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MEC2407 Electromechanics
  • MEC3416 Engineering design II
  • MEC3459 Materials selection for engineering design
  • MEC4416 Momentum, energy and mass transport in engineering systems (Malaysia only)
  • MEC4417 Refrigeration and air-conditioning (Malaysia only)
  • MEC4425 Micro/nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise and control
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC4801 Non-destructive testing and inspection (Malaysia only)
  • MEC4802 Sustainable engineering and design with nanomaterials (Malaysia only)
  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis (Clayton only)*
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring (Clayton only)*
  • MEC5883 Mechanical systems design (Clayton only)*
  • MEC5884 Sustainable engineering systems (Clayton only)*
  • MEC5885 Energy conservation and management (Malaysia only)*
  • MEC5886 Sustainable energy technologies (Malaysia only)*
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices (Clayton only)

* Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70 per cent or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units.

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science