A Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering major/degree is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.
Includes instruction in general engineering principles and in computers and programming. Math classes usually include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering?
This major/degree is a developing academic discipline. Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering is actually a hybrid between computer information systems, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. With a major/degree in this field, you will position yourself to work with highly automated systems requiring robotics in innovative industrial manufacturing processes and ventures.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- International Federation of Robotics
Publications/Magazines in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering