What is Mechatronics Engineering?
Mechatronics Engineering involves the design and application of intelligent, computer-controlled electromechanical systems. It can be can be thought of as the merging or integration of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Control Engineering and Software Engineering.
Mechatronics Engineering often leads to products and processes with significantly enhanced function and performance. Examples of mechatronic systems include robots, air-bag systems, digital cameras and audiovisual technologies, aircraft cruise control, and many other high-tech devices.
What do Mechatronics Engineers do?
Mechatronics engineers are usually involved in the development and design of advanced mechatronics technologies and their applications. Mechatronics engineers integrate electronics and mechanical systems using automated and intelligent computer-control systems to produce new devices, such as artificial hearts or anti-lock braking systems.