What is Mechatronics ?
Mechatronics is an exciting discipline that integrates mechanical, electronic and software engineering, offering graduates a wealth of well-paid career opportunities in fields as diverse as aeronautics, robotics, energy and biomechanics. Mechatronics Engineering is a fast-growing profession, and graduates are in high demand both in Australia and overseas.
Mechatronics Engineering is a mixture of various engineering like electrical, electronics, mechanical and computer that serves the very purpose of controlling advanced hybrid systems. It is the field of engineering which focuses on the design and production of automated equipment. Engineers in this field apply their technical knowledge with computer software programs in order to design and develop high tech systems and products that entail mechanization and eminence and performance.
What should you do?
During your Undergraduate Degree :
There are a number of opportunities for Mechatronics Option students to not only focus their studies in the classroom, but apply their knowledge in extra curricular projects. There are a multitude of student teams that offer Mechatronics students with exposure to their area of interest. From soccer playing robots to autonomous sailboats, joining students teams offers Mechatronics Option students the ability to do something fun and expand their classroom knowledge.
Labs in the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program expose Mechatronics Option students to a variety of applications of their specialization. The Mechatronics program is highly customized and offers a mixture of mechanical, electrical and computer labs.
After your Undergraduate Degree :
Mechatronics Option students have the option to either take graduate studies or go straight into industry.
Graduate Programs :
After graduation, mechatronics students are well positioned to pursue an M.A.Sc. (research-focused) or M.Eng. (industry-focused) in mechatronics, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering. An undergraduate degree from UBC opens the door to graduate studies across Canada and around the world. Our various graduate programs provide research opportunities for students interested in mechatronics. Some areas of interest are:
- Intelligent Systems
- Metal Cutting
- Metal Forming
- Production Engineering
We also offer an M.Tech program specificially for Mechatronics Option students. Students may also pursue their M.Sc or PHD and specialize in Mechatronics and Manufacturing.
Pros and Cons of being a Mechatronic Engineer :
Pros of Being a Mechatronic Engineer
|Opportunity to work in an emerging field*|
|Blend of engineering disciplines allows for flexible choice of undergraduate majors (mechanical, electrical, industrial, chemical engineering)**|
|Work available in a variety of industries (entertainment, manufacturing, R&D)***|
|Opportunity to build products that help people****|
Cons of Being a Mechatronic Engineer
|Some jobs require an abundance of experience (3-7 years)***|
|Applicants may need to have a master’s degree***|
|Possibility of a heavy workload (working with different departments, creating models, maintaining files, implementation and testing) ***|
|Possibility of stress from management and budgetary oversight duties***|
Performance and growth of industry in India :
There is a lot of scope of Mechatronics Engineering in India as it incorporates the ideas of electronic and mechanical engineering into one entity and covers those areas of engineering which is concerned with the increasing integration of mechanical, electronic and software engineering into a production process. It takes the principles of electronics, mechanics and computing a design a simpler and more economical system.
Options and Opportunities :
Candidates after completing B.Tech in Mechatronics can get hi profile jobs with good remuneration in IT sectors or other renowned private firms. They can get various job opportunities in Government sectors.
Some good institutes :
In India institutes offering mechatronics course is comparatively less in numbers. Following is the list of institutes offering B.Tech and M.Tech in mechatronics programme:
-Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat, Haryana
-G.H Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat
-K.S Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu.
-Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka
-Bharath Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
-I.T.M University, Gurgaon, Haryana
-Maharishi Markendeshwar Engineering College, Ambala, Haryana
-University College of Engineering, Patiala, Punjab
-Kongu Engineering College, Erode, Tamil Nadu
-Central Institute of Tool Design, Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu