Mechatronics refers to a flexible, multi-technological approach for integration of mechanical engineering, computer engineering, electronics and information sciences. Mechatronics is essential in the design of intelligent products. It allows engineers to transform their virtual concepts into real life applications. It is a relatively new concept relating to the design of systems, devices and products aimed at achieving an optimal balance between basic mechanical structure and its overall control. The programme involves research and coursework that will push the frontiers of technology in intelligent product design and development. The research activities involve design and control of intelligent robotic systems and automated machines.
Why join this programme?
Modern state-of-the-art industries have changed rapidly from pure mechanical-, manufacturing-, and process-controlled type to electro-mechanical, fully automated and computerised. It has become the requirement for people working on those processes and production lines to have knowledge of all the related systems.
Graduates will have strong command on engineering principles as well as a sound capability of converting concepts to reality. They could find themselves in industry engaged with maintenance and operation of plant equipment such as boilers, compressors, turbines, instrumentation, automation and control of advanced industrial processes using such tools as PLC and microcontroller-based control systems, process simulation for plant modifications, defence and R&D applications, engineering management, or a variety of similar areas.
Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue further studies in renowned institutions of the world, in a variety of fields, such as Control Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Power Electronics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Robotics, Machine Vision.