What is Mechatronics Engineering?
Mechatronics Engineering involves the design and application of intelligent, computer-controlled electromechanical systems. Mechatronics Engineering often leads to products and processes with significantly enhanced function and performance.
Alternatively, Mechatronics Engineering can be thought of as the merging or integration of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Control Engineering and Software Engineering.
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 integrate electronics and mechanical systems using automated and intelligent computer-control systems to produce new devices (e.g., artificial hearts, anti-lock braking systems).
Mechatronics engineers are usually involved in the development and design of advanced mechatronics technologies and their applications.
What types of careers do Mechatronics Engineers find?
Typical fields of work for Mechatronics engineers are broad, and include those fields often occupied by the Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and Software engineer. For example, Mechatronics engineers work in various companies, including automotive, aerospace, computer, communications and medical firms. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the field and its emerging nature, Mechatronics engineers are expected to be in increasingly high demand.
Engineering and Management Program
Students can choose to complement their technical studies in this engineering program with business and management courses by opting for the five-year Engineering and Management program that corresponds to this discipline.