Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering

Gain the specialised knowledge to create smarter innovative machines

Engineering Students Overseas

What is Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering?

In the age of smart machines, gain the specialised knowledge needed to create smarter innovative machines that increase human capability across a variety of industries, including health and manufacturing. Mechatronic Engineers work in all aspects of the development of the smart machine – from design and testing right through to manufacture.

Using the knowledge and skills of Mechanical, Electrical and Control Systems Engineering and Computer Science, Mechatronic Engineers develop autonomous systems, such as smart machines and self-operating robots.

Why study Mechanics and Robotics Engineering?

This field of engineering is integral to the creation of smart machines and processes that meet and solve real societal needs. The demand for engineers with experience and knowledge of computing, robotics and engineering principles continues to grow as industries evolve. You can work in any industry or organisation where automation is in demand, such as manufacturing, automotive or mining.

Why choose UNSW?

We’re ranked 1st in Australia and 49th globally for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering by QS Subject rankings. UNSW offers best-in-class teaching labs and cutting-edge facilities which include a flight simulator, mechatronics research space, a refrigeration and energy storage lab, laser labs, machines for tensile and compression testing, an aerodynamics laboratory with four wind tunnels and a mechanical workshop. The well-resourced facilities at UNSW for Mechatronic Engineering provide opportunities to work collaboratively with good researchers and academics from the Schools of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

What about careers?

Employment of mechatronics and robotics engineers is projected to grow faster than other jobs. Mechatronic engineers work in all aspects of the development of the smart machine – from design and testing right through to manufacture. You could work in industries like robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial and ground vehicles and education.

Career options include:

  • Robotics Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Electronics Design Engineer

What are my study options?