The continued requirement of technology coupled with needs of the industry have called for merging of electronics engineering with mechanical engineering into a new discipline called "Mechatronics". Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering and computer science. It deals with the integration of mechanical devices, actuators, sensors, electronics, "intelligent" controllers, and computers. Mechatronics is essential in the design of intelligent products; it allows engineers to transform their concepts into reality. During the forthcoming decades, the manufacturing of intelligent products with improved flexibility, performance, reliability and maintainability will be crucial for the economic vitality of any country. The curriculum and courses in the Department of Mechatronics and Control Engineering aim at hands-on experience in mechatronics engineering, with special emphasize on the engineering design of mechatronic products.
The Postgraduate program of the Department is offering Master and Ph.D. degrees in Mechatronics and Control Engineering. The objective of the programme is to provide a course of study which will enable the students to work effectively in an integrated product design role. A graduate of the course will be able to access the benefits of applying alternative microprocessor based technology as an integrated element of product.