Mechatronics is a design process that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunication engineering, control engineering, computer engineering, robotics, product design and manufacturing, in order to improve and /or optimize the products functionality.
Nature of Job
Mechatronics is a new, interdisciplinary field involving synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes, that is to say, it rejects splitting engineering into separate disciplines. Originally, it just included the combination of mechanics and electronics, hence the word is combination of mechanics + electronics = Mechatronics, however as technical systems have become more and more complex the word has been broadened to include more technical areas.
The course prepares the student for new emerging, cutting edge technologies of present and future machine vision, Automation and robotics, servomechanism, sensing and control systems, computer, such as computer driven machines like IE CNC milling machines, expert systems, Diagnostic, reliability and control system techniques, computer aided & integrated manufacturing systems, computer added design etc. In short, after completion of the course, the student will be fully equipped to undertake all future R & D Challenges.
It is pertinent to mention that the machines being used in industry now a days, require more of Mechatronics Engineers, as most of them are controlled by advance computerized systems, PLC programming, electrical system and electronic system along with Mechanical Systems. Mechatronics engineers are cross trained in Robotics, PLC programming, computers, electrical and electronics. More and more engineers will be required for successfully operating and maintaining these fully automated machines in Industry. There are only 16 colleges in India offering this course. Placements are very high for the students opting for this branch of engineering. Students successfully completing degree in Mechatronics can go further studies too.
All the B.Tech Programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education and Affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University, Kota.