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Mechatronics is one of the ten emerging technologies slated to transform the world. Growth in demand of products from mechatronics sector is increasing exponentially. One of the sectors, where mechatronics has become an integral part is the automotive sector.
Companies are increasingly looking to automate its manufacturing processes and reduce manpower costs. Today, there is an ongoing requirement to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and development of software protocols in this sector.
The term Mechatronics was coined from mechanics and electronics. The term was used over 40 years ago, when Japanese engineer Tetsuro Mori combined the words "mechanical" and "electronic" to describe the electronic control systems that Yaskawa Electric Corp. was building for mechanical factory equipment. The field of Mechatronics is the synergic combination of mechanical, electrical, electronics, computer science and information technology, which includes control systems used to design products with built-in intelligence.
Today, Mechatronics are used all around us, from computer hard drives and robotic assembly systems to washing machines, coffee makers, and medical devices. Electronics that control mechanical systems account for much of the value of the average automobile, managing everything from stability control and antilock brakes to climate control and memory-adjust seats.
A mechatronics graduate can utilize his/her multiple skills for system designing, and manufacturing the products by incorporating control, electronic and computer devices. Mechatronic engineers design and implement mechanical devices that combine mechanics, software design and electronics.
These systems are found in numerous industry sectors where mechanical and electronic engineering are interfaced with computer systems, such as aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, computers, communications, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and mining. A great example of this is Robots, digitally controlled combustion engines, machine tools with self-adaptive tools, contact-free magnetic bearings, automated guided vehicles etc.
Mechatronic engineers have excellent employment prospects as the demand for qualified professionals with multidisciplinary skills combining knowledge of mechanical and electronic systems has increased in recent years.
Professional mechatronics engineers are typically found in positions where they are responsible for integrated computer controlled mechanical and electrical systems such as those found in the manufacturing and mining industries. They are also employed in electrical plants and companies where automation and process control is required. Career opportunities in this fast-changing field exist in both private industry and publicly funded enterprises.
Also there are opportunities in the Army, the Navy and the Air force and organisations like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The School of Mechatronics will offer Certificate, Diploma & Degree programs in line with the industry needs
The programs will cover aspects related to designing of mechatronic systems, which require integration of the mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering disciplines within an integrated framework. The curricula has been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure that the students get employment on completion of the course from the University. There are significant laboratory-based design experiments to ensure the skill experiences have been imparted. Topics covered in the programs include: Low-level interfacing of software with hardware; use of high-level graphical programming tools to implement real-time computation tasks; digital logic; analog interfacing and power amplifiers; measurement and sensing; electromagnetic and optical transducers; control of mechatronic systems
B.Tech in Mechatronics provides engineers with multi-disciplinary skills. The programme is made after clubbing mechanical, electronics computer and systems design engineering streams. Mechatronics programme strengthens the students with the skills that allow them to design, construct and run factory production lines and automated processes.
SSOU’s mechatronic program allows you to explore your passion for technology while preparing for an exciting career path.
Graduates of Mechatronic engineering has wide applications in robotics, nanotechnology, automation, aircraft engineering, oceanography, oil and gas, biomedical systems, transport and computer-aided design. Mechatronics engineer design, develop, maintain and manage high-technology engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks. Biomechatronics is a branch of Mechatronics having electronics, mechatronics and biology as the different fields of study.
Industries which have entered in mechatronics engineering field include automobile, aerospace, defence and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, drugs, furniture and processing of chemicals and foods. After completing the course in mechatronics, students can pursue a career as a systems engineer, application engineer, product development engineer, quality and safety engineer, research and development engineers, project supervisors and managers in the industries and research institutes.
Mechatronics Engineers can expect to be employed in all sectors of manufacturing, electrical and electronics industry - from product design, manufacturing, system design, equipment and system control, robotics, automation, computer technology, quality control, industrial management, and marketing mechatronics products and services. There is also demand for mechatronics engineers in areas of research and development activities. There are chances for educators in the academic area of this multidisciplinary field in universities and colleges.
Also, you may find opportunities in the Army, the Navy and the Air force and organisations like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Due to availability of large number of areas of applications, mechatronics graduates have large number of job types to choose from! It is safe to say that mechatronics graduates are very versatile. They are capable of taking up jobs from more than one engineering branch!
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