Mechatronic engineers work with moving things and the advanced electronics that drive them. They use a combination of mechanical, electronics, computer systems and software engineering to design and build mechanical systems and their controllers, software and hardware, plus electronic processes and the networks which link them.
You’ll study dynamics (the science of moving things) and learn to calculate and control the movement and interaction of solid objects and electricity. You’ll also learn to design, build and manage automated and autonomous mechanical systems, with an emphasis on robots, micro- and nano-scale machines, automatic and intelligent control systems, and biomedical devices.
You can work in any of the areas suggested for the Flexible major, plus find opportunities with:
- advanced machinery and robotics manufacturers
- manufacturing and mining industries
- research groups in nanotechnology, robotics and other developing fields
- smart technology and internet of things
You’re also likely to work closely with electrical, mechanical and software engineers, and will find opportunities in many of the areas suggested for those majors.