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Mechatronic is a new way of thinking and doing

mechatronic definition

Mechatronics is defined as the computerised control of complex systems and is one of the most important methods to have emerged from the engineering community in recent decades. When engineers figured out practical ways of implementing digital controls using computer chips, they opened the door to “intelligently” controlling very complex machines. Today, mechatronics is in heavy use in a wide range of industries including automotive engineering, aerospace technology, manufacturing, self-adaptive optical systems and robotics, e-mobility, green IT, renewable energy and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). Mechatronics today is a must for reducing the time to market of new products and even for new production technologies. The result is a mechatronic process we call SMART product, standing for:

  • Simple to use
  • Maintenable
  • Accurate
  • Reliable
  • Trainable.

New sectors and new jobs

There is no mechatronics industry sector; rather, it is an enabling approach to technology that is increasingly applied in a number of economic sectors including: biotechnology, life sciences & medicine, electronics & applied computer equipment, telecommunications & information services, distribution, transportation & logistics, heavy & special trade construction, energy, mining & related support services, petroleum refinement & chemicals, transportation equipment, production support & industrial machinery, agriculture, forestry & food, aerospace, national security and defence. The American Council on Competitiveness estimates that 100 million new jobs will be created in the 21st century in combined disciplines rather than in individual ones. Mechatronics engineers demonstrate these multi-disciplinary requirements today and are in high demand across all industries. A study by the French agency for the valorisation of research showed that out of 100 innovation projects in mechanics, the majority were based combining electronics and mechanics.

Admission period still open for self-financing students

The admission period has already been closed for students interested in receiving an EACEA scholarship. However, self-funded students may still apply for the JMD EU4M Programme until May 15th

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