Key Program - Robotics and Mechatronics

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3141.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

3690.4 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

This program provides the skills necessary for the design of smart machines of all types: cruise control in automobiles, pilotless spacecraft, automated factories and medical telerobotics. The course, accompanied by an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, is essentially concerned with the design of intelligent mechanical systems and automation, and includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design. Graduates in the program acquire the combined skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are needed in leading-edge industries such as aerospace systems, the car industry, automation and robotic applications, biomedical engineering, laser systems, and building materials manufacture.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au

Key Program Structure

Students choose their key program at the end of first year. Robotics and Mechatronics engineering students will then undertake the following units.

Full-time - Autumn Intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300005 Circuit Theory
300018 Digital Systems 1

Spring session

300480 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
300735 Automated Manufacturing
300052 Power and Machines
300044 Microcontrollers and PLCs

Students may transfer to 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Year 3

Autumn session

300764 Mechanical Design
300763 Advanced Dynamics
300025 Electronics
300666 Advanced Engineering Topic 1

Spring session

300043 Mobile Robotics
300667 Advanced Engineering Topic 2
300487 Mechatronic Design

And one elective unit

* Elective units must be level 2 or higher

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300056 Robotics
300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

And two alternate units

Spring session

300075 Instrumentation and Measurement
300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

And two alternate units

Alternate Units

300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301000 Computer Aided Engineering
301290 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture
301287 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation
300029 Engineering Visualization
300762 Fluid Mechanics
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Optional Electives

301158 Modern Construction Enterprises
301159 Modern Construction Projects

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project

Replaced Units

Please note; The units listed below count towards completion of the Key Program for students who may have passed these units in 2020 or earlier.

300971 Engineering Project 1

300972 Engineering Project 2

301076 Graphics 2: Visual Simulation

301079 Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation

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