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

Prerequisites
SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
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Assumed Knowledge
SACE Stage 2 Physics
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Entry Scores
2022 Guaranteed Entry
Year 12 (ATAR-based): 72.00
Year 12 (Grades-based): B,B,B
TAFE/RTO: DIP
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2021 Cut-Offs
Year 12 (ATAR-based):
- Internal: 74.75
TAFE/RTO: Cert IV
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Degree overview

  • Study at SA's number one university for student experience and teaching quality in engineering1.
  • Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, (EA), graduates are eligible for membership with EA and comparable international institutions.
  • Endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College (NSC) as part of the College Endorsement Process. 
  • Learn in specialist, purpose-built facilities and prepare for Industry 4.0 with cutting edge software platforms and collaborative digital environments. 
  • Discover our practice-based learning approach incorporating challenging and creative project work.
  • Flexible entry pathways and common[HH1] [GT2]  core subjects so you can change your specialisation based on your interests.
  • Focus on the synergistic application of electrical, mechanical, control and software technologies to the development of robotics and electromechanical systems through a holistic, integrated design approach.
  • Gain real work experience through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.
  • Go on an overseas study exchange and choose from over 25 countries and more than 60 universities worldwide.
  • Access a new pathway option for students to complete the required mathematical prerequisite if required.

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Snapshot

Snapshot

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

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic) will see you explore the physics-based modeling and simulation of electromechanical systems. You will learn how to analyse, design and implement electromechanical systems using cutting-edge software platforms and collaborative digital environments.

Professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, this degree is strongly hands-on, with significant opportunities to apply engineering theory to real-world challenges. In your final year, you’ll complete a major honours research project as well as an industry-focused design project.

Through the UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program you’ll gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies to ensure you are graduate career ready. You will have access to a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, events and networking opportunities.

New Pathway options for Engineering

If you haven’t completed SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods and want to study engineering, consider our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Flexible Entry). You’ll study first year courses, and catch up on the required prerequisite, before transferring into your preferred engineering specialisation with up to one year of credit. Further information is available here.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

In your first year you will develop a strong, general foundation in engineering including computer programming, applied mathematics and physics. As you advance in your studies you will learn about:

  • analog electronics
  • digital electronics
  • mechanics
  • electromechanical system design
  • computer programming
  • computer networking
  • embedded systems
  • signal processing control
  • industrial actuation and automation
  • mobile robotics
  • machine learning and vision, and
  • systems engineering.

Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.

At least half of your honours year will involve a major project. Under the guidance of engineering academic staff, you will use the latest design tools to develop an innovative product for a client or to progress research in an associated area.

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

Degree 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
Engineering Materials RENG 1005 4.5
Programming Concepts COMP 1045 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
Electrical and Electronic Systems EEET 1027 4.5
Engineering Mechanics MENG 1012 4.5
Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG 1004 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Design Management for Engineers ENGG 3006 4.5
Electrical Circuit Analysis EEET 1003 4.5
Mechanical Engineering Practice MENG 2009 4.5
Mathematical Methods for Engineers 3 MATH 2028 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Digital Logic Fundamentals EEET 1026 4.5
Analogue Devices and Circuits EEET 2018 4.5
Signals and Systems EEET 3041 4.5
Project Management for Engineers ENGG 2004 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Microcontroller Interfacing and Applications EEET 2045 4.5
Electrical Machines EEET 3032 4.5
Control Systems EEET 3046 4.5
Electromechanics EEET 2044 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Digital Communications EEET 3028 4.5
Engineering Dynamics MENG 2014 4.5
Industrial Automation Systems EEET 3044 4.5
Embedded System Design EEET 3048 4.5
FOURTH YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Industrial Experience MENG 3007 0 Note(s): 2 Rule(s): 1,2
Advanced Control and Signal Processing EEET 4071 4.5
Machine Learning and Vision Systems MFET 4015 4.5
Engineering Capstone Experience A ENGG 4007 4.5
Engineering Honours Project A ENGG 4009 4.5 Note(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Mobile Autonomous Robotic Systems EEET 4070 4.5
Integrated Industrial Actuation MENG 4019 4.5
Engineering Capstone Experience B ENGG 4008 4.5
Engineering Honours Project B ENGG 4010 4.5 Note(s): 1

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, as well as to 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 other assignments 
  • examinations 
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practical, individual and team-based projects 

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

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 electronic engineering.

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

Why this Degree

In your studies you will develop advanced practical skills and theoretical understanding of analog electronics, digital electronics, mechanics, electromechanical system design, computer programming, computer networking, embedded systems, signal processing, control, industrial actuation and automation, mobile robotics, machine learning and vision, project management and systems engineering.

You’ll work alongside other engineering students on a major industry project in your final year. You may also be eligible for a full semester industry internship.

During your studies you’ll have access to our purpose-built engineering spaces equipped with industry-standard software and technology, including the:

  • power system laboratory
  • digital electronics laboratory
  • electronics innovation laboratory
  • mechatronics and robotics laboratory, and
  • factory of the future laboratory.

4+1 Pathway to Masters
Are you interested in gaining a postgraduate degree with just one extra year of study? You can package the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic) with the Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) with our Fast-track to Masters programs. This unique offering allows you to develop advanced expertise and broaden your career opportunities. You will graduate in just five years, instead of the typical six.

Real-world connections

UniSA collaborates with over 2,500 companies worldwide to ensure our degrees remain relevant and connected to industry. As part of all engineering degrees UniSA students participate in our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program.

The UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program gives you the opportunity to gain hands on experience and create industry connections. In-industry work placements and internships enhance the employability skills of our graduates.

UniSA is one of Australia’s leading universities for Engineering research¹. Our researchers will be your teachers and everything you learn will be supported by our research excellence.

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.

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Engineers Australia accreditation

Graduate career ready by completing the Professional Practice Program as part of your degree. You will gain at least 450 hours of skills and competencies through a range of engagement activities such as placements, internships, guest lectures, industry panels, site visits, networking and events.

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and students are eligible to join as a member during their studies. Engineers Australia is part of the Washington Accord, making members eligible for membership with comparable institutions worldwide.

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Career outcomes

Your career

To be a successful electrical and mechatronic engineer, you should be a good problem solver, show a passion for understanding science, mathematics and technologies and applying your knowledge to the betterment of the quality of lives.

Careers to consider:

  • Mechatronics Engineer: select, commission, design and maintain electromechanical systems leveraging multidomain engineering expertise.
  • Computer/Embedded System Engineer: design and implement embedded systems performing sensing, communications, signal processing and control for various applications, ranging from consumer appliances to Industrial Internet of Things equipment. You will deal with graphics processing units and field-programmable gate arrays for advanced applications.
  • Control System Engineer: select, commission, design and maintain control systems for automated devices, systems (as small as electric toothbrushes or as big as rockets) or processes.
  • Robotics Engineer: select, commission, design and maintain robotic systems to replace or mimic humans or animals for safety, efficiency or entertainment in various processes and applications.
  • Power Systems Engineer: design, build, maintain and monitor systems that deal with the generation, transmission, distribution and use of electric power, and electrical apparatus connected to such systems.
  • Systems Engineer: apply a robust approach to the design and management of complex systems over their life cycle, including the integration of a large number of products from multiple vendors.

Explore a range of engineering and construction careers here.

Professional accreditation and recognition

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.

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

Alternative Pathways

There are a wide variety of pathways into studying Engineering at UniSA.
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Deferment

This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.

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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses are home to fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops and laboratories, as well as spaces 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 sports and fitness facilities, 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 also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest 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 services provide you with all the support you need at university. We want you to succeed, and if you need help, we're here to assist. You can access 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
  • career services and mentoring
  • Wirringka Student Services, offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a supportive place to study
  • as well as services offered through our student association, USASA

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

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.

Student services

Your campus

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

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study spaces

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

  • Experience One Studio: a unique first year engineering space 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.
  • Digital Electronics Laboratory and Electronics Innovation Laboratory: build circuits with analog and digital components, program field-programmable gate arrays, and develop embedded systems using the latest electronic laboratory equipment
  • Power System Laboratory: get hands-on experience with electrical machines and power electronics using industry-recognised equipment
  • Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory: explore active suspension systems, mobile robotics, industrial control stations comprising programmable logic controllers
  • Factory of the Future Laboratory: explore networked collaborative robots, machine vision, and Industrial Internet of Things in the Industry 4 Robotics & Machine Vision Laboratory and Advanced Design Studio
Your study spaces

Your program director

Dr Habibullah is a Lecturer in Mechatronics Engineering at the UniSA STEM, Mawson Lakes Campus. Previously, he worked as a lecturer in Mechatronics Engineering with the School of Environment, Science and Engineering (SESE), Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia. Followed by an FNRS Scientific Collaborator with the BEAMS Department, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, Research Associate, and Casual Academic positions at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Dr Habibullah received a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours 1st from the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Bangladesh. He has been awarded the University Gold Medal for his excellent performance during his undergraduate study. He has completed ME and PhD degrees in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He is a member of the Asian Control Association (ACA), the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and an Ex. member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC).

His research interests are in the joint areas of control theory and application, mechatronics, bio-mechatronics, robotics, industrial automation, nanotechnology, low-frequency vibration isolation, and vibration control of mechanical structures.

Dr Habibullah Habibullah

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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)

Engineering is so much more than maths and physics; think robots, drones and exposure to world-class technology. No two days are ever the same and the opportunities are ridiculous. The future of every economy is based on electricity and electronics, meaning that this degree will be sustainable in terms of employment for many years to come.

Franke Agenbag

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)