Mechatronics Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

With the Mechatronics Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) you develop professional skills in several engineering disciplines, including complex technical, business and project management techniques.

Mechatronics engineers design and develop smart products and processes. They use principles of mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering, and computer science to create solutions and systems that are effective and viable. The Mechatronics Engineering major covers engineering fundamentals as well as human-centred design and systems thinking.


This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Most courses last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're a full-time student, you normally complete 120 points each year (480 points for the entire degree).

In addition to successfully completing all courses, you also need to complete a minimum of 800 hours of planned supervised work placement before graduation. The aim of the work experience is to expose you to engineering practices and management systems in the work environment.

Year 1

Students in all majors do the same courses in the first year. These courses cover mathematics and computational techniques, as well as the communication and teamwork skills that are essential for the team environment engineers work in.

Complete the following courses

Year 2

Complete the following courses

And 30 points from any minor at AUT

Choose courses from any minor at AUT with the approval of the programme leader.

Year 3

Complete the following courses

And 30 points from any minor at AUT

Choose courses from any minor at AUT with the approval of the programme leader.

Year 4

Complete the following courses (offered from 2019)

Workplace experience

Your individual industry project in Year 4 is your opportunity to gain real-life industrial experience in an engineering environment, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

More details about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and course outlines (Blackboard)

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Enrolment in courses is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of courses.

  • Design of smart products
  • Process and service design
  • Systems integration
  • Design of medical and sports devices
  • Design of mechanical or electronics products
  • Software engineering
  • Embedded systems engineering
  • Project engineer
  • Design team leader
  • Project management
Key features
  • Learn to apply engineering and science fundamentals to practical solutions
  • Covers professional skills in several engineering disciplines
  • Opportunity to include a minor in a subject outside your major area of study
See yourself as
  • Interested in engineering and computing
  • Good at mathematics
  • Adept at dealing with complex tasks

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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