The study of Mechatronics deals with the applications of engineering systems that links and integrates the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer engineering. The Mechatronics specialization is primarily intended for students who want to pursue a career in the Systems Design Engineering field. Mechatronics engineers design, develop and validate a broad range of automated systems including but not limited to industrial systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, and medical equipment. Since the mechatronics specialization involves a broad knowledge of different engineering disciplines, mechatronics professionals are often referred to by systems engineers.
The Mechatronics specialization was offered in response to the rapidly growing demands from the UAE industry for graduates who can design products and processes that incorporate interdisciplinary skills.
In the Mechatronics specialization, we work on the following science and engineering topics: modeling and simulation of physical systems; industrial process control; robotics; embedded control systems; pneumatic and hydraulic systems; computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing; product design; quality management; as well as digital electronics.
Mechatronics students need to possess good mathematical and technical skills, analytical and logical analysis skills, project management and the ability to work in teams. Mechatronics professionals also keep updated with the global needs and innovate machinery according to those needs.
The Mechatronics studies focus on laboratory practice and applied examples. Therefore, in our facilities, we have quite a variety of state of the art laboratory equipment. For example, a well-equipped pneumatic and hydraulic lab from Festo, Process control Laboratory, Robotics lab with both robot manipulators and mobile robot platforms, factory automation lab with a cutting edge Festo MPS station, mechatronics laboratory, and all the necessary electrical and mechanical labs.
Mechatronics graduates work in various areas such as oil industry, manufacturing, chemical processing, automation and control system design, communication, healthcare, space industry, and nanotechnology. Jobs in the Mechatronics field include product development, control system engineering, data logging engineering, consulting, inventing, and more.