BSc in Department of Mechatronics
Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of products and processes. Mechatronics is also defined as an interdisciplinary field of engineering science, which characterizes the interconnections between mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering and computer science such that these interconnections are the basis for an "intelligent" behavior of a machine. The common feature of mechatronics extracted from these definitions is mainly the application of computer-based digital control techniques, through various electrical and electronic interfaces to achieve efficient mechanical functions.
Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering and computer science. The key element in mechatronics is the integration of these areas through the design process starting from the identification of the design need. Mechatronic products require the integration of mechanisms, actuators, sensors, computational hardware and control algorithms. Distinguishing features of the mechatronic products are: “the replacement of many mechanical functions with electronic ones, resulting in much greater flexibility; ease of re-design or reprogramming; the ability to implement distributed control in complex systems; and the ability to conduct automated data collection and reporting”. Due to these advantages of mechatronic design, the general trend in the industry is to make more and more intelligent products like intelligent dishwashers, washing machines and advanced automobiles. The new industry trend requires such a student profile that has some experience in mechatronics design and mechatronics philosophy.
Mechatronics is considered in its broader sense as the name given to a special philosophy behind the design and development of microprocessor-based products. The curriculum in the department of mechatronics engineering at Atilim University is designed to meet these requirements fully. The curriculum and courses aim true hands-on experience in mechatronics engineering, with special emphasis on the engineering design of mechatronic products.
Job Opportunities for graduates of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering are diverse: from Hi-Tech private companies to large-scale engineering projects of the government and worldwide leading industrial companies. Our graduates are most successful in design and technology development work, front-end technology projects in a broad scope, like; industrial automation, robotic applications, automated systems, medical mechatronics etc. Many of our graduates have established their own companies with spin-off technology ideas developed during their university years.