Why study a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)?
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that integrates mechanics, electronics, computer science and control theory. It is at the cutting-edge of creating smarter products, devices and processes.
Mechatronics engineers develop, improve and optimise products and their functionality. As a mechatronics engineer you will improve the performance, features and functionality of products like cars, aircraft systems, medical and surgical devices and dishwashers.
The processes and production lines used to make these and many other products are also mechatronic in nature.
The applications for mechatronics engineering are virtually unlimited and the need for professionals in this progressive field is very high and increasing.
Opportunities exist in nanotechnology, mining systems and processes, robotics and automation, aerospace systems and flight control, manufacturing systems and processes, intelligent systems for motor vehicles, software engineering, telecommunications, medical systems, bioengineering and many other developing fields.
Vast opportunities for research and development in the above areas also exist in academia, research institutions and advanced industry sectors.
Mechatronics engineers may also take on other roles in industry, in areas such as consulting, management and finance.
Areas of study
- Computing for engineers
- Mathematics for engineering
- Engineering design A: lighter, faster, stronger
- Engineering design B: cleaner, safer, smarter
- Design C: engineering mobile applications
General Studies Unit
- Leadership and Innovation
Select two units from:
- Chemistry I advanced
- Physics for engineering
- Mechanics of fluids (level two)
- Telecommunications (level two)
- Digital systems (level two)
- Introduction to Systems Engineering (level two)
Total: 48 points
- Fluid mechanics
- Digital electronics
At level three, further knowledge is built on these fundamentals of Mechatronics Engineering to a professional level. These specialised areas include sensors, control, manufacturing and electrical energy systems.
At level four, students undertake units that draw together a wide range of fundamental knowledge in a mechatronics context such as robotics. This level allows for specialisation in wider areas of mechatronics through the selection of three elective units. Students have the opportunity to study a unit from another faculty as one of their electives and to undertake a substantial independent investigation in a chosen area. There is a strong emphasis on project work throughout the Mechatronics Engineering course. As with project units at the second, third and fourth level, many other units contain a strong project/design element.
The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.
The common first year lays a foundation in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry and introduces the disciplines available to you for further study. You will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real-life problems and begin to understand the interaction between engineering and society.
Depending on academic performance and quotas, you can pursue a specific discipline from your second year of study.
Monash Malaysia campus students must undergo training in an industrial-based environment after their third year of study, as required by the Board of Engineers Malaysia’s Engineering Accreditation Council. After the 12-week training, students must submit a written report, detailing your work experience.
The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering.
Graduates can work in fields such ass:
- building and construction
- computer programming
- food processing
- industrial electronics
- power generation
- sustainable technologies
Engineering students at the Malaysia campus must undergo their industrial training in an industry-based environment after their third year of studies as required by EAC, Board of Engineers Malaysia. The duration of the training is 12 weeks and students must submit a written report detailing the work experience.
Companies like British Telecommunications plc, Carrier (M) Sdn Bhd, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., F&N Coca-Cola (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Goodyear Malaysia Berhad, Hicom Automotive Manufacturer (M) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Airlines, IBM (M) Sdn Bhd and Shell Refining Company (Federation of Malaya) Berhad have all provided internship opportunities for our Engineering students. A list of internship providers is available on the noticeboard for students’ reference. A recommendation letter from the School of Engineering is also provided upon request by the student.
In preparation of the industrial training, students are strongly encouraged to:
- Obtain a copy of Industrial Training Guidelines from the Course Management Office, School of Engineering (Building 5, Level 4, Monash University Malaysia)
- Attend the Industrial Training Briefing, specially conducted for engineering students in April/May each year.
- Consult the respective Industrial Training Advisors in their individual discipline should there be any queries.
You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours):
|A Level GCE||11|
|Australian Year 12 ATAR||87.5|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||21|
|Indian School Certificate||76%|
|All India Senior School Certificate||81%|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma||31|
|Kenya Secondary Education||10.5|
|Malaysia Matriculation Program||3.17|
|Ontario Grade 12||83.3%|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT||2020|
|South African National Senior Certificate||38|
|Sri Lanka A Level||12|
|Vietnam High School Certificate||8.49|
|Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*||76.25%*|
|UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies||8.25|
|University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies||83%|
*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.
Mathematics (Australian Higher Year 12 equivalent) and at least one of Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering.
In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM44,000 for Malaysian students
- RM48,400 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
- Indonesia - RM 2,840
- Other countries - RM 2,008
Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours). This means that you can start in February, July or October.
Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.
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For more information about this degree, contact us.