A comprehensive program that integrates electronics and intelligent control in mechanical systems, focusing on the applied understanding of various aspects of engineering blended with the dynamic needs of the emerging field of Mechatronics.
Mechatronics Engineering is the branch of Science which includes the study of principles of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, System Engineering and Control Engineering – and focuses on real-world application of these principles.
Mechatronics Engineers typically act as the link between Technicians and Engineers, and work from conception of a project to the completion of the project. They also assist with design, development, and testing of electrical or electronic equipment. When mechanical equipment includes electrical or electronics components, Mechatronics Engineers also design, develop, and test that machinery.
Mechatronic Engineers can also find a place in global enterprises developing futuristic vehicles, challenging defence technology and revolutionising consumer products. They may also work in smaller innovative ‘high tech’ companies supplying software and equipment – and they could be product developers, work in manufacturing, or mining or defence industries, and in government and industry research groups. Therefore, being an emerging field, this program presents flexible opportunities for graduates. Some of the fields graduates could explore, include:
- Automation and Robotics
- Machine Vision
- Design of Subsystems for Automotive Engineering
- Sensing and Control Automotive Engineering Systems
- Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence
- Industrial Electronics and Consumer Products
- Medical Mechatronics and Medical Imaging Systems
- Structural Dynamic Systems
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
- Diagnostic and Reliability Techniques
Some of the major companies who recruit our graduates are:
Mechatronics Engineers work in all aspects of the development of the smart machine – from design and testing right through to manufacture. This could be in industries like robotics, medical and assistive technology, human machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial and ground vehicles and education. As a Mechatronics Engineer, students can learn to:
- Develop new solutions to industrial problems using Mechanical & Electronic processes and Computer Technology.
- Design and build completely new products by integrating various technologies, for example, developing robotic vehicles for underwater exploration.
- Build and test factory production lines introducing automation to improve existing processes.
- Maintain and improve previous industrial and manufacturing processes and designs, for example, robotic lawn mowers and robot floor cleaners.
- Design, develop, maintain and manage high technology Engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
- Apply Mechatronics or Automated solutions to the transfer of material, components or finished goods.
- Apply advanced control systems, which are usually computer-driven.
- Apply electronic and mechanical processes and computers to tasks where the use of human labour may be dangerous (like underwater exploration, mining or forestry).
- Study the feasibility, cost implications and performance benefits of new Mechatronics equipment.
- Carry out modeling, simulation and analysis of complex Mechanical, Electronic or other Engineering systems using computers.