Mechatronics combines mechanical, electronic, and software engineering to create computer controlled machines and consumer products. It is the technology that underpins robotics and autonomous systems, automated manufacturing, and ‘intelligent’ microprocessor-based products.
Every day you come into contact with the products of mechatronics engineering. They include cars, CD and DVD players, microwave ovens, dishwashers and washing machines. The processes and production lines used to make these and many other products are also mechatronic in nature.
Mechatronics engineers must be familiar with mechanical engineering, computing, electronics and how these elements can be successfully combined to create a functional, successful product.