Double Major Overview

Description

Note: this major is only available to re-enrolling students.

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 mechanical, electronic hardware and mechatronics design. It will also set you up to continue into the accredited Master of Professional Engineering where you can develop technical depth in one of the core disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, or Software Engineering. The combination will provide you with the engineering breadth and depth to work in automation, robotics and mechatronics as well as within your chosen core engineering discipline.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply a range of engineering techniques relevant to the fields of automation, robotics and mechatronics; (2) implement design and programming methods for automation and robotics applications; and (3) integrate software, electronic, and mechanical systems to satisfy a set of operating requirements.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least two of: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR and Physics ATAR*.

* All four subjects are recommended. Students who do not have all four subjects will need to pick up a bridging unit in their first year.

Incompatibilities

MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science (ID 610)

Courses

Automation and Robotics can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

Students enrolled in the Direct Pathway for the accredited Master of Professional Engineering or who seek to enter the Master of Professional Engineering on completion of their undergraduate studies should take the following units in addition to the Automation and Robotics major: For entry into the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering): PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers; ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices; ENSC3015 Signals and Systems; MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications OR For entry into the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering): ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics; ENSC3024 Engineering Thermodynamics; ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics; MATH3023 Advanced Mathematics Applications OR For entry into the Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering): CITS3002 Computer Networks; CITS3403 Agile Web Development; CITS3004 Cybersecurity; CITS3001 Algorithms, Agents and Artificial Intelligence

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals or equivalent
ENSC1003 None
S2 ENSC1004 Engineering Materials
Prerequisites
(Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry) and (Mathematics Methods ATAR or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods) and (Physics ATAR or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics), or equivalent or higher
Incompatibility
ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CITS2002 Systems Programming
Prerequisites
completion of 6 points of programming-based units
Incompatibility
CITS1002 Programming and System
S1 CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms
Prerequisites
CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
S1, S2 ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
S1, S2 ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and (Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
Incompatibility
ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (54 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 AUTO3002 Mechatronics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
or BP007 Bachelor of Automation and Robotics
and
ELEC3020 Embedded Systems
or ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Incompatibility
GENG3002 Mechatronics
S1 AUTO4508 Mobile Robots
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or

Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
or BP007 Bachelor of Automation and Robotics

and Successful completion of 96 points and CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
or CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
or CITS2002 Systems Programming
or CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
)
Incompatibility
GENG5508 Robotics
S1 ELEC5506 Process Instrumentation and Control
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Electrical and Electronic specialisation
or Chemical Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Successful completion of
96 points
and GENG3402 Control Engineering
Incompatibility
ELEC3320 Process Instrumentation and Control
S2 ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines
Prerequisites
(CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
or CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation) and (ENSC2001 Motion
or ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics) and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2
or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
S1 ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing
Prerequisites
ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
or ENSC1004 Engineering Materials.
S2 ENSC3016 Power and Machines
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science major
or the MJD-ATRDM Automation and Robotics major
or the 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy

and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods and ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC2002 Energy
or ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Incompatibility
ELEC3016 Power and Machines
S2 ENSC3020 Digital Embedded Systems
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science major
or the MJD-ATRDM Automation and Robotics
and CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
or CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
or
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
and CITS2402 Introduction to Data Science
Incompatibility
ELEC1303 Digital Systems
and ELEC4403 Digital and Embedded Systems
S1 ENSC3021 Circuits and Electronics
Prerequisites

Course Enrolment in
the MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science major
or the MJD-ATRDM Automation and Robotics major
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy

and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC2002 Energy
or ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals
Incompatibility
ELEC3021 Circuits and Electronics
S2 MECH4424 Measurement and Noise
Prerequisites
enrolment in
the Bachelor of Automation and Robotics
and CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
and ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines,
or enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy