Bachelor On Campus

Mechatronics Engineering

University of Waikato

48 months
27107 USD/year
5595 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Mechatronics Engineering is the basis for a professional career in engineering, and at the University of Waikato you're provided with plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life work situations.


The rapid spread of automated systems into most aspects of life has dominated technological innovations in the 21st century. Mechatronics engineers are trained to be masters of intelligent machines and work across many industries, making the latest “Smart Systems” work for us.

The Mechatronics Engineering programme from the University of Waikato School of Engineering has a strong focus on integrating agriculture and infrastructure with software-hardware interfacing technology. The emphasis on design-and-build projects and on a truly interdisciplinary approach combining computer science, electrical & electronic engineering and mechanical engineering will equip you for jobs of the future.

The demand of workers well-versed with intelligent and networked robotics, electronics and mechanical engineering systems is increasing both nationally and internationally. Mechatronics engineers are skilled in creating innovative solutions to overcome the challenges of the information-age society. The close working relationship between the School of Engineering and industry partners means you will have a broad range of options available for required work placement, but also for applied research projects, potential competitions and international exchange.


Students can work in specialised laboratories including the Mechatronics Engineering Lab and the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite of workshops and laboratories dedicated to engineering teaching and research, such as 3D printing, a mechanical workshop and computer labs with engineering design software. Students who demonstrated outstanding performance and dedication will be offered opportunities to take part in the development of the latest technology host by WaiRAS research group.

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Engineering Self-Adaptive Systems
  • Location Based Systems as Context-Aware Systems
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Image Processing and Machine Vision
  • Mechatronic Projects
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Product Innovation and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27107 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27107 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5595 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5595 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,818 per year
  • Fees (International): $37,875 per year (any of years 1-3)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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