|B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering (1st Shift)||60|
The term Mechatronics was first used by Japanese engineers in the mid sixties to signify a combination of mechanical and electronics principles in product design. There are many formal definitions of the term available in open literature but the one that is most commonly used is "Synergistic Combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control, and intelligent software in a systems framework, used in the design of products and manufacturing processes." More simply stated, Mechatronics is "Designing intelligent or smart machines." Robots are probably one the earliest and most well known examples of mechatronic systems. At the current time mechatronics principles are in use in a variety of fields including automotive, aerospace, power generation, personal communication, automation, manufacturing, healthcare, and others. It is now becoming common practice to include some courses in mechatronics in the traditional electrical and mechanical engineering programs.
The specific objectives of this program are: