Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic Engineering)
Apply your expertise
Based on leading edge research and the combination of electrical and mechanical engineering, USQ's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic) will give you the skills and practical experience you want for a successful professional career. Study while you work, either externally or on-campus, and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.
As a graduate from USQ's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic) you will be exposed to career opportunities as a professional Mechatronics Engineer, Robotics Specialist, Control Engineer, Automation Engineer or Cross Disciplinary Engineer in the mining, Government, agriculture, health, automotive and aeronautical fields.
With USQ's relationship with the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, Mechatronic students also have a first-hand opportunity to put their skills to practice alongside the innovation of your final year research program that will allow you to apply your expertise to the field of your interests. Previous students have produced projects in the fields of using LEGO in the recovery process of stroke victims, designing a force feedback system for use in direct human to machine interfacing and obstacle detection using vision for mobile robots.
When you graduate with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer. With the experience you will gain from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.Residential schools
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 8917|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 21570|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4SA)
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.