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ENGINEERING COURSES - MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Innovation in today’s Industrial system or industrial control system (ICS) is often only possible due to the embedded system. Particularly, the software connects previously isolated systems resulting in, so-called, advanced mechatronic engineering systems.
B.Tech Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary way of combining the classical engineering disciplines for mechanical and electrical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science.
The word, Mechatronics is composed of mecha from mechanics and tronics from electronics. In other words, technologies and developed products will be incorporating electronics more and more into mechanisms, intimately and organically, and making it impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.
Mechatronics Engineering is a field of study involving the analysis, design, synthesis, and selection of systems that combine electronics and mechanical components with modern controls and microprocessors.
The word Mechatronics was first introduced by the senior engineer of a Japanese company, Yaskawa, in 1969. The company was granted trademark rights on the word in 1971. The word soon received broad acceptance in industry and, to allow its free use, Yaskawa decided to abandon his rights on the word in 1982. The Mechatronics systems consist of components from different physical domains, which are tightly coupled and therefore interact with one another. Moreover, the behavior of the components is highly non-linear.
Today it means mechatronics activities including designing, testing and operation of machinery and equipment, in which there is a high level of functional integration of mechanical systems with electronics and computer control.
Mechatronics Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, combining in a synergistic manner the classical knowledge of mechanical engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, optics, and computer science. A typical mechatronic system picks up signals from the environment, processes them to generate output signals, transforming them for example into forces, motions, and actions. The aim of Mechatronics is to improve the functionality of technical systems and the creation of new concepts of machinery and equipment with built-in "artificial intelligence".
Mechatronics provides an opportunity, not only humanization of machines, but also it changes the mindset and the approach to technological issues and most importantly teaching new technologies and ways of acquiring knowledge and skills. The most important feature of mechatronic devices is the ability to process and communicate information accurately in a form of different types of signals (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, optical, chemical, biological), with high level of automation of these devices.
Nowadays, a lot of machines and even simple household appliance consist of mechanisms driven by motors and actuators with electrical control circuits. The overall control of these machines is done by programmable components like PLC's, micro-controllers or even PC's.
The major difference between conventional machinery with electronic components and mechatronic machinery is that the former adds electronic components, while the latter integrates electronic components. Adding some electronics to a machine means adding additional functions, and integrating electronics means furnishing extended capability to the machinery.
Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of sensors, actuators, signal conditioning, power electronics, decision and control algorithms, and computer hardware and software to manage complexity, uncertainty, and communication in engineered systems. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and ASME (American Society Mechanical Engineers) promote the following definition: “Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with the electronic control and the intelligent, PC based control, in the design and manufacturing of goods and processes.”
Mechatronics has mainly the objective to improve technical properties, i.e., to make machines work faster and to make manufacturing cheaper.
Mechatronic Engineering is the engineering discipline concerned with the research, design, implementation and maintenance of intelligent engineered products and processes enabled by the integration of mechanical, electronic, computer, and software engineering technologies. Specific expertise areas can include:
Mechatronic products are commonly used in industry and everyday life. Designing of mechatronic products requires dedicated approach that considers interdisciplinary design, market related constraints, multifunctionality, user friendly operation and demand of minimization of the cost of the whole product and operation period.
Thus, designers who create mechatronic products should possess comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge, ability to co-operate in an interdisciplinary designing team as well as team management skills, and knowledge how to use the up-to-date tools of computer aided engineering.
Additionally, the know-how in scheduling and carrying out prototyping of mechatronic systems is extremely useful.
Mechatronics In Medicine
In 1985 the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College began research into medical robotics for neurosurgery. Further research into a robot for prostatectomy, commencing in 1988 culminated, in 1991, in a "World First" with the demonstration of robotic prostate surgery. This robot was the first to actively remove tissue from a human patient in an operating theatre.
With the expansion of robotic surgery applications, the Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory was set up in 1993, as part of the Computer Aided Systems Engineering Section, to research and develop mechatronic aids to surgery.
The group has developed mechatronic applications in fields as diverse as neurosurgery, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible robotics, haptic training systems for surgeons, urological surgery and orthopedics, high intensity focused ultrasound and blood sampling.
New Applications of Mechatronics
i-VTEC, Micro Air Vehicles, Piston less Pump, Multi Air Engine, Six Stroke Engine, Solar Cars, Thermo Acoustic Refrigeration, Bio diesel, Digital Twin Spark Ignition, Nano Enabled Coating Makes Aircraft Invisible, Automatic Transmission In Cars, Nitro Shock Absorbers, Hyper car, 3d Machine Vision Systems, Geothermal Energy, Cryogenic Heat Treatment, Next Generation 2-Stroke Engine, Microturbines, Next Generation Engines, Tidal Energy, Air Craft Hydraulic System, Cruise Missile Technology, Cam less Engine, Automatic Vehicle Locator, Autonomous Car, Solar Energy Through Solar Space Stations, Anti-Lock Braking Sensors, Air Muscles, Sky Bus Technology, Scramjet Engine, Pollution Less Engine, Paper Battery, Nano IC Engine, Liquid Nitrogen, Gasoline Direct Injection, Emulsified Ethanol, Direct Injection Diesel Engine, Vehicle Dynamics, Valvetronics, Tidal Power, Hovercraft, Infrared Curing and Convection Curing, Aeroplane Propulsion System, Running gearing, Fuel Energizer, GPS And Applications, Selective Laser Sintering, Agile Manufacturing, Cryocar, Cylinder deactivation, Dyna-cam engine, Apache Helicopter, CAMM Systems, Friction Stir Welding, HEMI engines, Just In Time Manufacturing, Lean manufacturing, Quality improvement tool "poka yoke", MEMS for Space, Personal Protection ,, Mine Detection Using Radar Bullets, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Predictive Maintenance using Thermal Imaging, Methanol Fueled Marine Diesel Engine, Quality function deployment, Quasi turbine, Robots In Radioactive Environments, Sidewinder Missile, Smart Materials, Transit Mixer & Concrete Pump, Turbofan Engine, Solar Sails, Ultrasonic Metal Welding, The Hy-Wire Car, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Ultrasonic Techniques for hidden corrosion detection, Solar-powered vehicles , Two Stroke Engine Using Reed Valves, Vacuum Braking System, Variable Valve Timing In I.C. Engines, Space Elevator, Super cavitation, Thermal shock on interfacial adhesion of thermally conditioned, Total Productive Maintenance, Welding Robots , Air powered cars, Biomechatronic Hand , Computer Aided Process Planning , Re-entry of Space Vehicle, Sensotronic Brake Control, Skid Steer Loader and Multi terrain Loader, Space Robotics, Space Shuttles and its Advancements, Continuously variable transmission (CVT), Cryogenic grinding, Design, Analysis, Fabrication And Testing Of A Composite Leaf Spring, F1 Track Design and Safety, Green Engine, Head And Neck Support (HANS), Hydro Drive , Fractal Robots, Smart Bombs, Military Radars, Stealth Fighter, Hand free Driving, Solar Power Satellites (SPS), Nano Technology, Iontophoresis, Aerodynamics, Micro-Electromechanical Systems.
Mechatronics Engineering is a four years degree program. Its spread over eight semesters. During this period students will have theoretical and practical classes along with internships at the end of each even semester.
Minimum eligibility criteria for admission into B.Tech. Mechatronics Engineering is:
B.Tech. Mechatronics Engineering students, interested in pursuing higher studies can do so by joining post graduate courses, i.e. M.Tech. in Mechatronics Engineering. In India for admission into M.Tech., clearing a GATE examination is the eligibility criteria. One should clear GATE exam conducted by IIT. GATE score is the basis on which admission into M.Tech. program can be obtained. In some multinational companies, GATE score is a prerequisite for being considered for the various positions in their company. M.Tech. program is not available at SOA.
After completion of post-graduation program, one can go for doctorate programs also.
Students interested to pursue courses outside country should write English language proficiency (e.g. a TOEFL/IELTS certificate, for schools in English speaking countries), or other language test. Admissions test results of GMAT/GRE results is also the requirements for certain courses.
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