Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary discipline in engineering that integrates electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics, control, telecommunications, and product design. To many it is synonymous with automation of electromechanical system engineering that finds wide applications in modern healthcare, automotive and advanced automated manufacturing engineering, in general. In this program, you are a thinker and a doer. You will find out how to make application-specific devices more safe and easier to use/handle. And of course: you design them! Think of an automated car wash, a robot-operated laser welding in automotive industries or surgery in healthcare, a wheelchair or robot arm replacement.
The word ‘Mechatronics’ was originally coined by Tetsuro Mori of the Japanese company Yaskawa Electric Corporation, who held it as a company trade mark for years before making it license-free for anyone to use it in the world. In this course we will teach and expose you to the theory and practical knowledge that underpin Mechatronics so that at the end of the degree program you would become a specialist in automated system design techniques to substitute (at least to a great extent) requirements of physical hands-on-control and human intervention in situations where robotic products are essential and carry out automated product manufacturing engineering.