Mechanical and mechatronic engineering
What's the focus of this major?
Mechanical and mechatronics engineers work both with moving things and the advanced electronics that drive them. This major is a combination of mechanical, electronics, computer systems and software engineering, and you will learn to design and build not only mechanical systems, but also their controllers, software and hardware, electronic processes and the networks which link them.
You'll study dynamics (the science of moving things) and learn to calculate and control the movement and interaction of solid objects, fluids, heat and electricity. You will also study electronics and computer engineering subjects to enable you to design, build and manage automated and autonomous mechanical systems as a complete whole, with an emphasis on robots, micro and nanoscale machines, automatic and intelligent control systems and biomedical devices.
This major cannot be taken with the following courses:
- Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, and
- Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Laws.
Where will I work?
You will be able to work as a mechatronic engineer in all the areas suggested for the mechanical major, but you'll most likely work with:
- Biomedical and health industries
- Automotive and aviation companies
- Advanced machinery and robotics manufacturers