Key Program - Robotics and Mechatronics

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3139.1

Related Courses

3740.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
3740.2 Bachelor of Engineering (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.

Key Program Structure

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programs have a common first year structure.

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

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 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

And one alternate unit

Spring session

300043 Mobile Robotics
300487 Mechatronic Design

And one alternate unit

And one elective unit

* Elective units must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary unit)

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300971 Engineering Project 1
300056 Robotics
300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 instead of 300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

And one alternate unit

Spring session

300972 Engineering Project 2
300075 Instrumentation and Measurement
300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301246 Final Year Project 2 instead of 300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

And one alternate unit

Alternate Units

Alternate units may be used to complete one of the Specialisation sub-majors listed below.

401140 Biomechanics
301122 Biomedical Electronics
301121 Biomedical Signals and Data Analysis
300999 Computational Fluid Dynamics
301000 Computer Aided Engineering
300029 Engineering Visualization
300762 Fluid Mechanics
301076 Graphics 2: Visual Simulation
301079 Graphics 3: 3D Engineering Specifications and Visualisation
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
300759 Thermal and Fluid Engineering
300760 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Specialisation Sub-majors

SM3074 Thermal and Fluid Systems
SM3091 Biomedical Engineering
SM3093 Computer Aided Design (Mechatronics)

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

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