Automation and Robotics Engineering

Become an industry-ready automation and robotics engineer with real-world experience in just four years. Graduate with the key skills and qualities employers need in new engineers to succeed in their rapidly evolving sectors
80
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

You can find careers in areas such as:

  • Automation lead
  • Robotics system developer
  • Robotics and automation engineer or consultant
  • Mechatronic engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Data scientist

You can find careers in areas such as:

  • Automation lead
  • Robotics system developer
  • Robotics and automation engineer or consultant
  • Mechatronic engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Data scientist

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

Admission Requirements

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • At least one of the following three subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Physics ATAR

    All four subjects are recommended. If you do not have all four subjects you will need to complete extra units in first year, which may mean taking additional units to meet the course requirements. 
 
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
Bachelor of science and master of teaching (secondary)

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Combining relevant aspects from all engineering disciplines, software development, electronic hardware design and mechatronics, this major covers the principles, design and operation of industrial robot manipulators, as well as intelligent autonomous robots and self-driving vehicles.

Robotics, automation and Industry 4.0 will provide some of the most exciting opportunities and biggest challenges of our times. This course is designed for those interested in contributing to developments in these fields and will provide you with the broad interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that industry is looking for. 

The course combines software development with electronic hardware and mechanical/mechatronics design. 

UWA is currently accepting applications from domestic students only. If you are an international student, UWA is expecting to announce some exciting news very soon. Find out more.
Automation and Robotics Engineering

Quick details

STATUS
  • Available 2022
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, Part-time
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
COURSE CODE
  • MJD-EAURO
CRICOS CODE
  • 106081B
FULL TIME/PART TIME DURATION
  • 4-years full time
TISC CODE
  • UH011

Why study Automation and Robotics Engineering?

  1. Robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 are high-growth areas, with strong demand for skills and knowledge
  2. Along with the technical expertise, you‘ll develop the multidisciplinary professional skills and breadth of knowledge industry is seeking
  3. You will become an accredited engineer with sought-after automation and robotic expertise. Robotics are increasingly instrumental in engineering projects with remote operating systems, in offshore projects, mining, agriculture and healthcare – the driving forces of our economy.

Student clubs

Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find people here to share your journey.

Enhance your employability while making lifelong friends and connections by joining one of our many student clubs, such as:

Find out more about all our student clubs from the UWA Student Guild.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical automation and robotics engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in Engineering.
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying automation and robotics engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of automation and robotics engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, digital systems, microprocessors and embedded systems, factory automation, manufacturing and automotive industries
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems 

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Graduate with two degrees

The combined degree option allows you to pair your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce.

You can combine the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with:

Duration: 5 years*
ATAR: 88
TISC Code: TBA

You’ll graduate with two Bachelor degrees in just five years, opening up a world of possible career paths while broadening your knowledge, networks and horizons.

*Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce with Chemical Engineering major will take 5.5 years to complete 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Work Experience

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities where you can:

  • Gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop employability skills through a science work placement

As part of your studies, you will complete a 12-week practicum and professional-development experience. This can be achieved by spending at least eight weeks in an engineering environment of your choice.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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