Modern manufacturing operations and processes are becoming increasingly automated. Mechatronics combines mechanical, electronic and computer technologies to create automated, ‘intelligent' machinery and robotics that improve the efficiency, safety and productivity of manufacturing (and other) processes. Mechatronics engineers design and maintain machinery with electronic and computer control systems, such robots, materials, component and goods handling systems, and plant machinery.
Mechatronics engineers may…
Workplaces for mechatronics engineers range from laboratories, workshops and engineering workshops to processing plants and engineering design offices.
To become a mechatronics engineer you have complete a Degree.
Graduates may apply for membership of Engineers Australia.
Career paths can easily lead to management positions, including project management, and as mechatronic engineers have broad multi-disciplinary skills, they may be able to move into more traditional disciplines such as electronic or mechanical engineering.
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