Mechatronics engineering blends the disciplines of mechanical, electrical and software engineering around the principles of control systems and automation. Mechatronic engineers create and work with systems that have various degrees of automation, which is increasingly a factor of everyday life with examples including robots, automobiles and CNC machines all featuring levels of computer control.
The objectives of the Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) are that graduates should:
- Have a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology;
- Have acquired the educational and professional standards of the professional institutions and boards with which the School’s courses are accredited;
- Possess a broad knowledge base of their chosen discipline, and of other disciplines so as to facilitate effective communication with those other professionals with whom engineers routinely communicate;
- Understand the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources;
- Have acquired the mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in technology;
- Possess analytical, problem-solving and, where relevant, design skills, including those appropriate for sustainable development;
- Have verbal and written communication skills that enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing our society;
- Have developed professional ethics and responsibility towards the profession and the community;
- Have an appreciation of the interpersonal and management skills required by engineers in undertaking professional activities;
- Understand the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer, and the need for sustainable development.