Undergraduate study in Mechatronics Engineering

What can you study in Mechatronics Engineering?

A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronics Engineering offers a broader range of study than most specialisations, ensuring that there’ll be variety throughout your time with us. The specialisation covers aspects of Mechanical, Electronics, Computer and Software Engineering. A typical programme tends to involve:

  • Engineering and professional fundamentals in your first year
  • An emphasis on Mechanical Engineering in your second year
  • A balance of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering in your third year
  • More freedom to choose from a range of electives alongside your final fourth-year project

Core Mechatronics topics tend to include software design, sensors and actuators, signal processing, analog and digital circuit design, microcontroller systems, systems modelling, digital control and industrial automation. These fundamentals give you the right knowledge to understand: the mechanical behaviour of robots and smart systems; the intelligence of motion sensors; autonomous systems; and prototyping and product design.

All our BE(Hons) specialisations are accredited by Engineering NZ, so your qualification will be recognised in many countries.


All students take a similar set of courses throughout their first year of a BE(Hons). Find out more about the compulsory degree components.

You can get in-depth information about our undergraduate courses in Mechatronics Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering Course Viewer.

Help and advice

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If you would like further academic information, you can contact an Undergraduate Course Adviser.