Mechatronics refers to a flexible, multi-technological approach for integration of mechanical engineering, computer engineering, electronics and information sciences. Mechatronics is essential in the design of intelligent products. It allows engineers to transform their virtual concepts into real life applications. It is a relatively new concept relating to the design of systems, devices and products aimed at achieving an optimal balance between basic mechanical structure and its overall control. The programme involves research and coursework that will push the frontiers of technology in intelligent product design and development. The research activities involve design and control of intelligent robotic systems and automated machines. Modern state-of-the-art industries have changed rapidly from pure mechanical-, manufacturing-, and process-controlled type to electro-mechanical, fully automated and computerised. It has become the requirement for people working on those processes and production lines to have knowledge of all the related systems.
Considering the need of the time most of the state of the art industries in the world have changed from pure mechanical, manufacturing or process controlled to the ones where the processes are more of electromechanical, fully automated and mostly controlled by computers. To achieve the quality products even the most simple production lines and production processes in the industries have a blend of computers in them. It has become the requirement for people working on such processes and production lines to have knowledge of all the related systems.
The college of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, realizing this disparity between the concurrent industrial requirements and the knowledge imparted to the university graduates who are looking forward to join the system as practical engineers ventured into introducing Mechatronics Engineering from September 1998 at the undergraduate level.
Graduates will have strong command on engineering principles as well as a sound capability of converting concepts to reality. They could find themselves in industry engaged with maintenance and operation of plant equipment such as boilers, compressors, turbines, instrumentation, automation and control of advanced industrial processes using such tools as PLC and microcontroller-based control systems, process simulation for plant modifications, defence and R&D applications, engineering management, or a variety of similar areas.
Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue further studies in renowned institutions of the world, in a variety of fields, such as Control Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Power Electronics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Robotics, Machine Vision and Distributed Robotics.