#CoursesGalore: Mechatronics Engineering
What is it?
Mechatronics engineering is a unique combination of engineering disciplines in mechanical engineering, electronics, control and intelligent computing. The course will prepare you to work with various mechatronics systems such as industrial robots, manufacturing lines, automation, cars, computer-controlled machine tools and mobile phones, among others.
Some universities offer mechatronics as part of the mechanical engineering course. However, these days, more universities are offering it as a degree by itself.
What will you study?
Some of the core modules include development and integration of intelligent sensors, actuators and microsystems; advanced decision making; and control strategies.
Actuator and sensor systems; computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CADCAM); digital control; digital signal processing; electrical fundamentals; electronics; electro-fluid control systems; engineering drawing; industrial automation; instrumentation and control; programmable logic controllers; robotics; thermodynamics.
Typical course duration
A degree in this subject will take at least three years to complete.
Prior study and good grades in physics and mathematics plus one other science subject are required.
What do graduates do?
Graduates can pursue careers in the robotics, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries as a designers, engineers or project managers.