English Medium Mechatronics Engineering Program in China Universities
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering and computer engineering. As technology advances the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt. Mechatronics' aim is a design process that unifies these subfields. Originally, mechatronics just included the combination of mechanics and electronics, hence the word is a combination of mechanics and electronics; however, as technical systems have become more and more complex the word has been broadened to include more technical areas.
The word "mechatronics" originated in Japanese-English and was created by Tetsuro Mori, an engineer of Yaskawa Electric Corporation. The word "mechatronics" was registered as trademark by the company in Japan with the registration number of "46-32714" in 1971. However, afterward the company released the right of using the word to public, and the word "mechatronics" spread to the rest of the world. Nowadays, the word is translated in each language and the word is considered as an essential term for industry.
French standard NF E 01-010 gives the following definition: “approach aiming at the synergistic integration of mechanics, electronics, control theory, and computer science within product design and manufacturing, in order to improve and/or optimize its functionality".
Many people treat "mechatronics" as a modern buzzword synonymous with "electromechanical engineering". However, other people draw a distinction between an "electromechanical component"—does not include a computer; an electro-mechanical computer (such as the Z4)—does not include an electronic computer; vs. a "mechatronic system"—a computer-controlled mechanical system, including both an electronic computer and electromechanical components. (source - wikipedia)
This major is designed to cultivate qualified personnel with advanced technology and engineering knowledge of mechatronics to meet the requirements of modern mechanical and electronic industry. To cultivate international practical technical personnel with the basic principles and knowledge about modern mechanical and electronic technology, and practical skills needed in mechanical designing, mechanical manufacturing and operating of digital control processing.
Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Mechanical Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronic Technology, Mechanical Engineering Materials, Fundamentals of Manufacturing Technology, Digital Control Technology, CAD/CAM Technology, etc.
Graduates are prepared for employment in product design, product manufacturing, digital control programming and equipment maintenance in related enterprises. Graduates also can do the related work of business management and technology management in related enterprise. Graduates will have fairly good abilities for experiment test, calculation and expression, and master document retrieval and other methods to acquire scientific and technological information. Graduates will have a better self-study and work adaptation capability, computer operation and application ability and innovative consciousness. Graduates will have insight and ability to apply systematic engineering ideas and modern operational knowledge to production and organization management.
Applicants with bachelor’s degree of this major enjoy an advantage when pursuing further study and applying for a master degree in the leading technological areas such as mechanical and electronic engineering, mechanical design and theory, vehicle engineering, material processing and control engineering, machine design and manufacturing and their automation, etc. One third of the undergraduates can be admitted to master degree programs. Those who have excellent performance during undergraduate study can be excused from examination and directly go on postgraduate study.
Degree Awarded: Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering.
Tuition Fee / Study Duration: RMB 18,000 per year / 4 years
Information for Admission:
General Entry Requirement: Over 18 years old, high school graduate or above. Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68 or IELTS 5.5.
2. Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing
The Mechanical-Electronic Engineering program of BIT is an interdisciplinary program based on machinery manufacturing, electrical engineering, and computer science.
This program equips students withsolid background knowledge and a multifaceted view in the fields of intelligent mechanical- electronic systems,and robot detection and control.
The humanoid robot, Hui tong "V", a table tennis competitionhumanoid robot, designed by talents from this program, can not only conduct movement such as autonomous walking, greeting, Tai Chi and dancing but also show facial expressions such as happiness, anger, sorrow and joy. Its overall performance is internationally competitive.
In the ASRTU Robot Contest & Fair held in 2011, a robot designed by students from this program also won great awards.
The Main courses of this program
Degree Awarded: Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering.
Tuition Fee / Study Duration: RMB 30,600 per year / 4 years