- 2018



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 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 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

Offered by

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)


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

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

Students complete:

  • ECE2071 Computer organisation and programming
  • ECE2131 Electrical circuits
  • ECE3141 Information and networks
  • ECE3161 Analogue electronics
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • MEC2402 Engineering design I
  • TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering
  • TRC2201 Mechanics
  • TRC3000 Mechatronics project II
  • TRC3200 Dynamical systems
  • TRC3500 Sensors and artificial perception
  • TRC3600 Modelling and control
  • TRC4802 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

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives 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

Clayton only
  • ECE4045 Network performance
  • ECE4063 Large scale digital design
  • ECE4078 Intelligent robotics
  • ECE4081 Medical instrumentation
  • ECE5881 Real time system design*
  • ECE4055 Electrical energy - power electronics applications
  • ENG4700 Engineering technology for biomedical imaging and sensing
  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis*
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring*
  • MEC5883 Mechanical systems design*
  • MEC5884 Sustainable engineering systems*
  • MEC5888 Renewable energy systems*
  • MTE3545 Functional materials and devices
Malaysia only
  • ECE4032 Advanced control
  • ECE5885 Energy efficient lighting*
  • MEC4416 Momentum, energy and mass transport in engineering systems
  • MEC4417 Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  • MEC4801 Non-destructive testing and inspection
  • MEC4802 Sustainable engineering and design with nanomaterials
  • MEC5886 Sustainable energy technologies*
  • TRC4901 Computation intelligence and AI
Clayton and Malaysia
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • ECE2111 Signals and systems
  • ECE3051 Electrical energy systems
  • ECE4076Not offered in 2018 Computer vision
  • ECE3073 Computer systems
  • ECE4112 Signal processing
  • ECE4146 Multimedia technologies
  • ECE4162 Electronic system design
  • ECE4174 Computer vision and robotics
  • ECE4181 Biomedical engineering
  • ECE5886 Smart grids*
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MEC2407 Electromechanics
  • MEC3416 Engineering design II
  • MEC3459 Materials selection for engineering design
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4425 Micro/nano solid and fluid mechanics
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4444 Industrial noise and control
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC5885 Energy efficiency and sustainability engineering*

* 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