What is Mechatronics Engineering?


Mechatronics is relatively a new field and was originally a mixture of mechanical and electrical engineering but has now grown into a design process which covers mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, control and computer engineering. The word Mechatronics was coined by Mr. Tetsuro Mori who worked at Yaskawa Electric Corporation.

Mechatronics Engineering Sub Disciplines

Mechatronics engineering has been divided into a number of sub-disciplines which are as follows;

  • Automation
  • Control System
  • Data Logging
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical   

Top Mechatronics Engineering Universities

The top three ranked universities when it comes to Mechatronics Engineering are as follows;

  1. Carnegie Mellon University
  2. Lawrence Technological University
  3. Oakland University

Mechatronics Engineering Associations

There are a myriad of associations pertaining to Mechatronics engineering but we shall list only three;

  • AIME
  • ASME
  • MSESS

Being an Mechatronics Engineer

Being a Mechatronics engineer requires an individual to be capable of working in and leading a team of designers which might be comprised of specialists and generalists. Mechatronics engineer needs to be well aware of the constituent disciplines so that he/she is able to tackle the situation at hand. Mechatronics engineers usually have to work on futuristic technologies so that’s a plus since you got to stay abreast with latest trends in technology and innovation.

Mechatronics Engineer Salary

An Mechatronics Engineer’s average annual salary in USA is $91,000.

Top Mechatronics Engineering Companies

The top three companies pertaining to Mechatronics Engineering are;

  • DARPA
  • ABB
  • Kuka

Top Mechatronics Engineering Inventions

Check out the three top inventions (as per us) that are a result of Mechatronics Engineering.

  1. Auto Pilot System
  2. Unmanned Drones
  3. Factory Robots