The Mechatronics Option in Mechanical Engineering allows students interested in mechanical systems integrated with embedded electronics, sensors, actuators and related systems to have a course and project concentration in these areas.
Second year students take the same courses as regular Mechanical Engineering students, with a project concentration in mechatronics systems. During the third and fourth years of the program, an integrated approach combines specially designed mechatronics courses with those in electrical and mechanical engineering. (curriculum details...)
Students in the option enjoy a closely-knit community, moving through standard timetable classes with other Mechatronics students. Mechatronics option-specific courses have a class size limit of forty students, encouraging student-teacher interaction. Students also work together to put on an annual Mechatronics industry night, providing them a chance to interact with industry. Other opportunities come through the Co-op program, which all students are encouraged to register in.
Students who qualify for graduate studies can continue from the option into a M.Eng. or M.A.Sc. (subject to the availability of a departmental supervisor and the approval of the Faculty of Graduate Studies). Students should apply for either Masters program by January of their final undergraduate year. M.Eng. students complete a twelve-month project involving mechatronics system design. The projects are solicited from industry, and are jointly supervised by a faculty member and a designated senior engineer from the sponsor company. M.A.Sc. students follow the regular course of studies for Mechanical Engineering students.
Students will be admitted to the option at the end of first year by permission of the program directors, based on a demonstrated interest in mechanical engineering and electronic design, and the grade point average obtained in the first year of engineering. (application details...)
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