Specialisation

Key Program - Robotics and Mechatronics

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3045.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

3621.6 Bachelor of Engineering
3621.7 Bachelor of Engineering

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.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Jonathan Vincent

Key Program Structure

Full-time - Autumn intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300025 Electronics
300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300005 Circuit Theory

Spring session

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

Year 3

Autumn session

300764 Mechanical Design
300056 Robotics

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300018 Digital Systems 1

Or one elective

Spring session

300043 Mobile Robotics
300053 Professional Practice
300487 Mechatronic Design

And one elective

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4 (Non-Honours stream)

Autumn session

300483 Engineering Project

Please note: Students must enrol in 300483 Engineering Project in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

300075 Instrumentation and Measurement
300071 Electrical Machines 1

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300018 Digital Systems 1

Spring session

300483 Engineering Project

Choose one of

301095 Sustainable Design 1: Materials and Technology
300304 Sustainable Design: Materials Technology

And two electives

Honours Stream

An Honours stream is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated College Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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Year 4 (Honours stream)

Autumn session

300675 Honours Thesis
300071 Electrical Machines 1

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300018 Digital Systems 1

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Spring session

300675 Honours Thesis

And two electives

Students who complete 301245 in the Spring session from 2020 or Autumn session from 2021 onwards, are advised to select 301246 Final Year Project 2 and one Alternate unit to replace 300675 in their second semester for Honours.

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Alternate Units

301122 Biomedical Electronics
301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301000 Computer Aided Engineering
300029 Engineering Visualization
300762 Fluid Mechanics
301287 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation
301290 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Full-time - Spring Intake

Year 1

Spring session

200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
300021 Electrical Fundamentals
300462 Engineering and Design Concepts

Autumn session

200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300464 Physics and Materials
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300005 Circuit Theory

Year 2

Spring session

300735 Automated Manufacturing
300044 Microcontrollers and PLCs
300052 Power and Machines

And one elective

Autumn session

300027 Engineering Computing
300674 Engineering, Design and Construction Practice
300035 Kinematics and Kinetics of Machines

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

300053 Professional Practice
300480 Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
300487 Mechatronic Design
300043 Mobile Robotics

Autumn session

300025 Electronics
300764 Mechanical Design
300056 Robotics

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300018 Digital Systems 1

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4 (Non-Honours stream)

Spring session

300483 Engineering Project

Please note: Students must enrol in 300483 Engineering Project in both Spring and Autumn sessions.

Choose one of

301095 Sustainable Design 1: Materials and Technology
300304 Sustainable Design: Materials Technology

And two electives

Autumn session

300483 Engineering Project
300075 Instrumentation and Measurement
300071 Electrical Machines 1

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300018 Digital Systems 1

Honours Stream

An Honours stream is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated College Guidelines for the admission criteria.

Policies Website

Year 4 (Honours stream)

Spring session

300675 Honours Thesis

And two electives

From Spring 2020 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Autumn session

300675 Honours Thesis
300071 Electrical Machines 1

Choose one of

300763 Advanced Dynamics
300018 Digital Systems 1

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301246 Final Year Project 2 and one Alternate Unit from the list below instead of 300675.

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

Alternate Units

301122 Biomedical Electronics
301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301000 Computer Aided Engineering
300029 Engineering Visualization
300762 Fluid Mechanics
301287 Design Graphics: Engineering Documentation
301290 Design Graphics: Communication for Manufacture
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Elective Units

Although students may choose any unit offered by the University as an elective, students are recommended to choose their electives from the following:

300761 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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