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Start Date
February
July

Duration
4 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
LHIF

SATAC Code
434451 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 79.95 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 80.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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Key features

  • Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, (EA), graduates are eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions. 
  • Discover the Mechatronics Laboratory and explore robotics, machine tool control, medical diagnostics and prosthetics and automated guided vehicles.
  • Flexible entry pathways and common core subjects so you can change your specialisation based on your interests.
  • Learn an exciting discipline that integrates mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer sciences.
  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.
  • Discover our practice-based learning approach incorporating challenging and creative project work.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Position yourself at the forefront of technology, where mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science combine. 

In this degree you will explore robotics, machine tool control, medical diagnostics and prosthetics and automated guided vehicles. As well as a 12-week work placement, there will be lots of opportunities to learn by practical example, with guest lecturers from industry, simulated business environments and site visits to industrial facilities.

UniSA is in the top ten in Australia for teaching1 and we’re ranked number one in South Australia for engineering research2. Our leading researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by our research excellence.

2016/17 THE World University Rankings
2 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia 

Why Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

Why this Degree

UniSA’s practice-based learning approach incorporates challenging and creative project work. As you advance in your studies, you will learn about: 

  • generation, transmission, distribution and use of electrical energy
  • design, control and integration of electro-motion devices
  • modern modelling and simulation techniques

In our industry-standard facilities you will apply engineering theory to real-world challenges. You’ll also work on a major industry project in your final year. You’ll also have access to our engineering spaces, including the Engineering Mechatronics Lab; Experience One Studio; and the Experiential Learning Suite. 

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide – so you’ll have plenty of chances to get hands-on experience and make industry connections. Many of our graduates have been employed through work placements or internships.

Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, our engineering degrees offer a huge amount of study flexibility. On graduation you’ll be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia and comparable international institutions. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

To be a successful electrical and mechatronic engineer, you should be able to design, innovate, communicate, and identify and solve problems. Careers to consider:

  • Mechatronic device designer and development engineer: designing machinery with electronic and computer control systems, such as power generators, mining and chemical plant machinery, aircraft, robots, motor vehicles or cameras; developing high-technology engineering systems that automate industrial tasks
  • Wind turbine field technician: maintaining wind turbines and surrounding facilities paying particular attention to industry and job safety regulations; changing filters and other parts on a regular schedule; working with hazardous chemicals and heavy machinery exclusive to the industry
  • Renewable energy engineer: working in the renewable energy sector on wind, solar, remote hybrid, energy storage or alternative energy solutions; designing and delivering commercial and community projects
  • Electrical engineer: developing equipment for aerial navigation and communications; working with radar, radio, computers, wire communications systems, and other electronic devices; performing maintenance, troubleshooting, repairing, and replacing malfunctioning equipment

Professional accreditation

This program is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia and is designed to meet the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and comparable international institutions.

Industry facts

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Employment for electrical engineering professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 1,100 (5.4 per cent) by November 20201.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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Between 2015 and 2017, there was a recorded growth in engineering vacancies in Australia of 42.2 per cent1

1 Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

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In 2016, engineering vacancies in Australia increased from 2,423 (January) to 3,230 (December)1.

1 Vacancies for Engineers January 2017 Update, Engineers Australia

What others are saying

While studying I completed the Santos Vacation Program, where I worked in Brisbane for three months with a team of engineers looking at the maintenance tasks of newly built gas compressor stations. I was able to apply what I learnt through my UniSA studies into practice and it was a great experience.

Dylan Hoskin

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

Dylan Hoskin

Dylan Hoskin

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year you will develop a strong general foundation in engineering. As you advance in your studies you will explore the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy, along with the design, control and integration of electromotion devices. In the compulsory 12-week industry placement you’ll get to use the knowledge and skills you’ve learned in a work environment.

At least half of the honours year involves a major project. Armed with new knowledge and skills, using state-of-the-art design tools, and mentored by engineering academic staff, our honours students develop innovative products to advance technology. 

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments 
  • examinations 
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practical, team-based projects 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Honours

This is a four-year, professional degree with honours. The honours component includes a minimum of one year of advanced studies in research and professional practice. You will receive First Class, Second Class or Third Class Honours, depending on your performance.

You will graduate with industry experience and connections, and a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree. Your honours year is designed to prepare you for future leadership roles in electrical and mechatronic engineering.

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 1 MATH 1063 4.5
Introduction to Computer Systems EEET 1026 4.5
Computer Techniques COMP 1036 4.5
Sustainable Engineering Practice ENGG 1003 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2 MATH 1064 4.5
Electricity and Electronics EEET 1025 4.5
Engineering Physics N PHYS 2011 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Programming for Engineers COMP 1041 4.5
Electrical Circuit Theory EEET 1003 4.5
Electromechanics EEET 2044 4.5
Methods of Applied Mathematics 1 MATH 2028 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing EEET 2045 4.5
Electronic Devices and Circuits EEET 2018 4.5
Signals and Systems EEET 3041 4.5
University Wide Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Digital Circuits and Systems EEET 3047 4.5
Electrical Machines 1 EEET 3032 4.5
Control Systems EEET 3046 4.5
Professional Engineering Practice E EEET 3033 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Advanced Control EEET 4071 4.5
Power System Analysis EEET 4057 4.5
Embedded System Design EEET 3048 4.5
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Rule(s): 1
Systems Engineering EEET 3034 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Autonomous Mechatronic Systems EEET 4070 4.5
Power Electronics and Drives EEET 3016 4.5
Engineering Research Practice EEET 5004 4.5
Engineering Honours Project 1 ENGG 4002 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Operation and Control of Modern Power Systems EEET 4074 4.5
Industrial Automation Systems EEET 3044 4.5
Engineering Honours Project 2 ENGG 4003 9

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Mawson Lakes

Nestled in amongst engineering and tech companies in Technology Park, Mawson Lakes has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. On-campus there are large open green spaces, cafés, wetlands, interactive learning spaces, the largest strong-floor in Australia, a planetarium and a gym. It is 20 minutes from the city centre, easily accessible by bus, train and car. Explore Mawson Lakes >

Your study spaces

You will have access to the latest industry technology and tools in our engineering spaces:

  • Experience One Studio: The first-year engineering space is unique, with open studio, small group and learning spaces. There are also chill out areas
  • ENE experience studio: The studio for second and third year students
  • Experiential Learning Space: A collaborative, innovation space. Final year students, postgraduate and research students, leading researchers and industry partners work side-by-side, in a flexible, open and creative environment
  • Industry-standard facilities: Such as the largest strong floor in the southern hemisphere and a 1,200m long hydraulic testing facility
  • Engineering Mechatronics Lab: Explore robotics, machine tool control, and automated guided vehicles
Your study spaces

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

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How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

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