Combining Mechanical and Electronics
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechatronics Engineering in UTAR is an EAC (Engineering Accreditation Council) accredited programme. This programme aims to equip students with strong foundation in the principles of engineering, focusing on the use of engineering knowledge in the mechatronics and automation related industries. It serves as a bridge to many different industries , where mechatronics engineering graduates are highly desirable.
Mechatronics engineering is an emerging field of engineering that integrates mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer engineering and information technology. It includes robotics and automation systems, precision engineering, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) and many other leading-edge technologies. The core activities within mechatronics focus on the development and integration of intelligent sensors, industrial automations, robotics, actuators, microsystems and advanced decision-making and control strategies. This programme is meticulously designed in response to the rapid growth of interest in mechatronics and precision engineering. It aims to produce graduates who demonstrate capabilities as effective problem solvers and are knowledgeable in applying logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of challenges and problems. They will also display effective communication skills, be able to integrate well into the industry and contribute positively as a professional to the community.
Mechatronics engineers can work in any industry that develops, uses, designs or manufactures integrated and ‘smart’ devices. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, research and even sales and marketing. Mechatronics devices consist of products in medicine and surgery, agriculture, buildings, homes, automobiles, toys, intelligent aids for the elderly and the disabled, and in the entertainment industry. The UTAR Mechatronics Engineering focuses on the precision engineering that covers equipment makers, tooling, precision products and precision processes.
Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering (DMBE) at the Faculty of Engineering and Science is a department that focus on developing engineers and researchers in the area of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering.The departmental labs are equipped with state of the art facilities including Mechatronics labs, tissue engineering laboratory, human physiology simulation laboratory, dialysis machine for artificial organ module among others.
Under the Department of Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, there is a centre known as the Centre of Healthcare Science and Technology which consists of a few sub-research groups build up from members from the Faculty of Engineering and Science and other faculties in UTAR.
DMBE offered two undergraduate programs, one Master in research program and one PhD program.
The 4th Tan Sri Ir Yusoff Ibrahim Final Year Project Competition was jointly organised by The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)