CO U R S E S & C A REERS What is Mechatronic Engineering? Mechatronic engineering is the study of various areas of technology such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer engineering. Some mechatronic engineering products include consumer goods such as cars and smartphones, to industrial applications such as CNC machines tools. Mechatronic engineering graduates will be afﬁliated with various jobs in technologically demanding ﬁelds such as mechanical design, aerospace manufacturing, electronics packaging and mining. Why Study Mechatronic Engineering? Mechatronic engineering has become an internationally recognised ﬁeld of study with degree programmes offered in many developed countries. Opportunities for graduates abound for those with the urge, wit and skills to take on the task of designing and improving mechatronic products. Mechatronic engineers are employed in a variety of jobs in design, improvement, implementation and maintenance of many types of products and services. Individuals aspiring to become mechatronic engineers will shape the future of robotics and take part in sophisticated projects. The programme will offer training associated with the design, building and maintenance of mechanical systems that will simplify many tasks previously done by humans. 14 easyuni Guide 2015 Issue 6 Career Opportunities in Mechatronic Engineering Mechatronic engineering students have great opportunities to get hands-on experience in integrated design and software systems in areas such as the manufacturing of mechatronic consumer goods, aircraft control systems and automated production lines. The mechatronics course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for students to excel and stay relevant in a world that wants more speed and automation. Generally, the ﬁelds of employment for Mechatronic engineers are extensive and varied. You can be doing something in: Artiﬁcial Intelligence Techniques, Avionics, Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms, Electromagnetic Energy Conversion, Embedded & Realtime Systems, Human-Machine Interface, Engineering and Ergonomics, Industrial Automation, Modelling and Simulation, Motion Control, Power Electronics, Robotics, Signal Processing, Smart Infrastructure, Thermoﬂuids to name just a few.