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Ellenbrook Christian College offers Mechatronics Engineering as an elective subject in Year 9 and Year 10.

This program builds on the STEM program in the earlier years and focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills to continue with Engineering as a subject in Year 11 and Year 12.

Building race cars and battlebots are a fun and practical way for students to grow to love Engineering. As the courses become more complex in Year 11, they will be attempting to build semi-autonomous systems, leading to fully autonomous applications in Year 12.


The experienced Mr Ivan Lazar (B. Eng, M.Sc, GradDipEd) teaches Mechatronics at the College. Mechatronics is quickly gaining momentum as a sought-after course with graduates being offered scholarships and preferential entry to courses at local universities.

Mr Lazar has been a part of the team at Ellenbrook Christian College since 2014 and teaches Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. Before joining Ellenbrook Christian College, Ivan taught in the Singapore Education System, where he regularly ranked among the best by PISA and TIMSS. Before joining the Education system, Ivan racked up ten years of industrial experience in Singapore and the USA in final test and application in the fields of Analogue, Mixed Signal and Radio Frequency electronics.

Ivan is a passionate educator who is also a consultant to SCSA in Physics and Engineering and a sitting board member of the Engineering Studies Curriculum Advisory Committee.

If you have a child interested in a career in Engineering and wants a head start in their high school years, book a College tour today.

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