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Mechanical or Mechatronic? Which Degree to Study?

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Are you the kind of person who’s constantly curious about how things work, from smart machines to air crafts that float 30,000ft above the ground? Have you ever wanted to invent devices or equipment that could serve great benefits to society? Yes? Then a degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering is perfect as your starting point. 

This article will help students to distinguish between Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering to decide on which course suits their preference for their future careers. 

What is Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines that study the principles of motion, energy and force to design and develop mechanical systems which fulfil the demands of society, such as vehicle engines, refrigerators, air conditioning systems and elevators.

They introduce innovative technologies in food production, develop 3D printers and even wireless chargers. They also create solutions in technological aspects of health care, transportation, energy and space crafts. 

Career Opportunity in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineer

Design, develop, construct, and testing mechanical and thermal sensors and appliances.

Automotive Engineer

Responsible for vehicle design, development, manufacture and testing.

CAD Technician

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technicians create electronic design plans for buildings and machinery using computer software.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineer (HVAC)

HVAC engineers improve the available technologies in heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems. 

What is Mechatronics Engineering?

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Mechatronics Engineering covers both electrical and mechanical devices and can include the use of computer, Artificial Intelligence (AI), power, electronics and telecommunications systems. 

Examples of devices developed for mechatronics technologies include robotic systems, anti-lock braking systems for vehicles and prosthetic limbs. While these products are mechanical, computers and electrical control systems are required to operate.

Career Opportunities in Mechatronics Engineering

Robotic Engineer

Responsible in design and test machine prototype and conduct research in creating safe and cost-efficient manufacture of the robotic system

Automation Engineer 

Work with other teams in the automation industry to identify problems and implement automated solutions for software processes to be implemented in vehicles.

Instrumentation Engineer

Responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining control systems and machines in the manufacturing industry. 

Control System Engineer

Design, develop and implement solutions that stabilize dynamic systems such as anti-lock braking systems in cars. 

Differences between Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

In simpler terms, mechanical engineering combines the fundamentals of other engineering disciplines such as chemical, civil and electrical engineering in designing and developing safe, efficient and reliable devices or systems. A mechanical engineer knows better than a mechatronics engineer in the mechanical aspect of machines or devices. 

Mechatronics engineering focuses on computing and electronics in developing innovative technologies or modifying existing ones. Students who enrol in this course will learn about robots, smart systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Entry Requirement for Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering in Australia

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 3.30 or grade of 3Bs and above

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BCC

UEC

A minimum grade of 5Bs 

ATAR

A minimum score of 80 points or above

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30 or above

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

English Requirement for Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering in Australia

IELTS

6.5 Overall and 6.0 in every sub-bands

TOEFL

79 overall with Listening: 16, Reading:16, Writing:21, Speaking:18

PTE

58 overall with 50 in every sub-bands

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top Universities to Study Mechanical and Mechatronics in Australia

#1 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic)

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUS $47,760

#2 University of Melbourne

Program

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Systems

Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Systems

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $41,912-$45,944

#3 University of Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic Engineering)

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $50,000

#4 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $48,164

#5 University of Western Sydney

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mechanical

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Robotics and Mechatronics

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000

#6 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $39,300

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Women in STEM

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STEM is a curriculum that educates students in four academic disciplines- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The disciplines covered in STEM play a key role in the sustainable growth and stability of economies, and STEM innovators are essential to take on the digital future. 

Areas related to STEM have statistically and historically been deemed a boys-only club. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, and only 30% of female students choose STEM-related fields in higher education.

Source: UNESCO

Reasons Why a Significant Percentage of Gender Disparity Exist in STEM Fields

  • Socially appointed gender stereotypes/ gender expectations of what is regarded as a “woman’s work”
  • Discrminiation & hostility towards women in the male-majoirty workplaces
  • Not being taken seriously and contributions made by women constantly been overlooked and ignored
  • Isolation at work due to lack of female peers, mentors and role models
  • The pay gap that forces women to take up lower paying positions than their male counterparts in STEM fields

However, we are now seeing more and more women, unapologetically swimming against the tides of long standing biases and gender stereotypes, towards a more gender inclusive workforce in these previously male-dominated fields.

A Few Inspiring Malaysian Women in STEM Careers

1. Dr Lam Shu Jie

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Dr Lam received international recognition for her discovery of a solution to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, commonly known as “superbugs” when she was only 25 years old. She was presented with the Outstanding Malaysian Chinese Award for her achievements in 2017. 

Dr Lam took her SPMs in Malaysia, before flying to Melbourne where she pursued her foundation and her Degree in Chemical Engineering. She later went on to obtain a PhD in Chemical Engineering as well. 

But Dr Lam’s continuous efforts could help find the solution to one of the most concerning health issues that befall humanity- the rise of superbugs.

2. Tan Hooi Ling

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Tan is a Malaysian “Internet Entrepreneur”, best known for co-founding the ride-hailing app Grab. Tan obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Bath, and later an MBA at Harvard University.

Tan and Grab co-founder Anthony Tan were inspired to create a safe app that would address concerns faced by female taxi passengers in Malaysia. In 2012, Grab was launched, known as MyTeksi back then. Fast forward to today, Grab now provides services such as food delivery, grocery and parcel delivery, digital payment services, and many more, apart from transportation services. 

As of 2019, Grab is worth over $2.3 billion, and offers its services in 8 countries, 351 cities and metropolitan areas.

3. Rupa Shanmugam

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Shanmugam did not let the fact that she was the only woman in school and later in the workplace slow her down when it came to chasing her career goals. She studied Electrical Engineering In Malaysia and worked for several Malaysian and Singaporean companies.

Today, she has established herself as a trailblazer for women in manufacturing, spearheading SoPark, a US based technology company. She is the president, the CEO and the majority owner of the 81-employee company. 

Shanmugan also takes the time to commit to women’s issues and is an advocate for young women following her path into manufacturing careers. 

4. Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman

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Dr Othman became the first Malaysian to ever earn the title of Astrophysicist. During a period of time where Malaysia lacked developments in the fields of astrophysics and space explorations, Dr Othman stepped in to pioneer Malaysia’s participation in space exploration. She led Malaysia’s Angkasawan project that sent the country’s first astronaut to space. 

Apart from that, Dr Othman helped develop Malaysia’s National Universities curriculum in astrophysics, and put substantial effort to build and promote public awareness and understanding of astronomy and space related issues. 

She was the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs from 2007 to 2014. Dr Othman achieved notable firsts in her field and for her country, and has earned several honors and awards for her brilliance.

Reasons Why We Need More Girls & Women in STEM Fields

  • Women bring in new and fresh perspectives that increases business fluidity
  • Women bring in new talent and new creativity which increases bottom lines
  • Contributes to women’s social and financial standings within communities
  • Act as role models/ mentors that inspire a new generation of girls to challenge gender norms

How Do We Empower & Encourage Girls & Women to Take Up Roles in STEM Fields?

Encouraging girls to pursue their education in STEM fields is perhaps the most sustainable way to diversify the workforce. However, it will be a while before the impact of education reflects in the workforce. 

As for the immediate future, companies should evaluate their staff demographics, see the disparity that exists within their workforce and allow and encourage more women to apply. If there are staff members who wish to make the move to STEM related positions, they should be encouraged to do so as well. 

Strong, driven females are making their presence known, and holding their ground to bridge the gender disparity, but the pace is still extremely slow. To speed up the process, multiple institutions are offering scholarships, financial aid and support services to encourage women to take up careers in male-dominated fields.

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Top Universities to Study Mechanical Engineering in Malaysia

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What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. It applies the principles of motion, energy, and force in the design and development of most products that surround us. From everyday conveniences such as refrigerators, air-conditioners and microwaves to large machines such as electric generators, diesel engines and gas turbines, requires the work of mechanical engineering. 

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What do Mechanical Engineers do?

Mechanical engineer involves in the research, designs, development and testing of mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet the product requirements. They work with other engineers or departments in resolving system malfunctions, determining solutions, and completing modifications. 

Mechanical engineers also develop and test mechanical prototypes of new designs and devices or even to improve existing ones. Mechanical engineers also carry out tests and research to analyze and ensure that the equipment or design is safe, efficient and reliable.

How to Become a Professional Engineer in Malaysia?

Upon completing a degree in engineering, students who want to pursue a career as a professional engineer first have to register with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as a Graduate Engineer. BEM is a government body that is responsible for the registration of professional engineers in Malaysia. It is a regulatory body that grants the title, ‘Professional Engineer’ to Graduate engineers who have met the registration requirements.

Requirements to Register with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 

The following will brief students on the requirement to be credited as a Professional Engineer under BEM. For further details, please contact Excel Education.

  • Applicants are required to complete a 4-year engineering degree programme with accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and recognition by BEM to register as a Graduate Engineer
  • Applicants must complete 3 years of working experience as a Graduate Engineer, including a minimum of 1 year working in Malaysia and obtained experience in design and site.
  • The Graduate Engineers are then qualified to sit for the Tier 1 exam, which consists of 3 routes;

Route A (Professional Assessment Examination)

Route B (Route for a Professional Engineer from an overseas Regulatory Body)

Route C (Corporate Member of IEM)

A pass in the Tier-1 exam enables the graduates to apply for Professional Engineer registration with BEM. Successful graduates will be awarded a Tier-1 Professional Qualification, which also grants the title ‘Ir’, and ‘PEng’.

Core Skills Required in Mechanical Engineering

Communication

Mechanical engineers develop products for their clients. They need to explain their ideas and designs to clients who are not familiar with mechanical systems. Thus, mechanical engineers have to be able to convey their ideas clearly and effectively, and this requires excellent communication skills.

Creativity 

Mechanical engineering involves developing and designing a wide range of products, ranging from power generation to medical devices. Conceptualizing and developing completely new products requires a high level of creativity.

Problem-solving 

Mechanical engineers often find ways to make mechanical or thermal devices work better. They need to be strong analytical thinkers in their design calculations to develop prototypes, validate product experiences and test-building materials. 

Mathematics Skills 

Mechanical engineers often use mathematics to solve problems that could be caused by miscalculations. Math skills include calculus and statistics. They must be adept at applying these skills to estimate the cost of designing new products or improving existing ones.

Careers Options with a Mechanical Engineering Degree

Mechanical engineering graduates are employed by a number of different industries. Mechanical engineers can be found in industries such as automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, oil and gas and so on. The roles and responsibilities vary in different industry. The general roles and responsibilities in these industries include;

Automotive Industry

Mechanical engineers may design new products and in some cases modify those currently  They solve engineering problems using mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or thermodynamic principles as well as develop prototypes of components and test their performance to ensure safety.

Pharmaceutical Industry

Mechanical engineers will be responsible for designing, testing and developing machinery and equipment such as boilers, Heat and Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and water systems. They also improve equipment performance and provide a daily inspection to identify equipment breakdown or system malfunction.

Construction Industry

Mechanical engineers work on designing the heating,  air conditioning and smoke ventilation systems that make up buildings such as hospitals, offices and shopping malls, airports and railway stations.

Oil and Gas Industry

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, development, installation and maintenance of mechanical plants, equipment and machinery such as pumps, engines, turbines, which are used for processing and producing oil and gas at either onshore or offshore production.

Program Structure of Mechanical Engineering Degree

Mechanical engineers typically require a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. The course spans over 4 years, where students learn the basics of engineering and core Mechanical Engineering subjects. 

 This course will help students to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, and engineering principles to solve sophisticated engineering problems and design mechanical systems for industries such as automotive, power generation, aerospace and manufacturing. 

Students will undergo industrial training and also conduct a final year project where they gain practical application of the theories learnt throughout the course. This proves to be very fruitful when students step into the corporate world.

Common subjects taught in this course include;

  • Computing for Engineers
  • Engineering Design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Control System
  • Engineering Dynamics

Academic Entry Requirements for Mechanical Engineering Degree in Malaysia

STPM 

CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range of CCC to BBB including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics & Physics

Diploma

Minimum CGPA 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 24 points

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Top Universities to Study Mechanical Engineering Degree in Malaysia

#1 Nottingham University, Malaysia

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Program

BEng/MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Intake (2021)

September

Duration

BEng: 3 years/ MEng: 4 years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM48,900

International Students: RM57,000

#2 Monash University, Malaysia

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Program

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February, July & October.

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM48,101

International Students: RM54,915

#3 Taylor’s University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

January, March & August

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 139,514

International Students: RM 161,384

#4 Swinburne University, Malaysia

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Intake (2021)

March, August & October

Duration

4 years (Full time) 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM32,560

International Students: RM41,200

#5 SEGi University

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Program

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours

(Dual Degree Award with University of Central Lancashire, UK)

Intake (2021)

January, May, July, September & October

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 85,875

International Students: RM 90,062

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Top Universities to Study Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering in Australia

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The fast-paced advancement of technologies in this era has made it more than possible for intelligent systems to play an effective role in the future of businesses.

Consequently, there will be a higher demand in mechatronics engineers in the industry for the next generation that will be consistently revolved around machines and technologies.

What is Robotics and Mechatronics?

What is interesting about mechatronics is that it is a combination of mechanical, electronics and computer engineering. Dictionary-wise, the word ‘Mechatronics’ itself came from “mecha” for Mechanical and “tronics” for electronics. 

Mechatronics

Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected growth in automation and manufacturing. It is the best of both worlds where electrical and mechanical realms complement each other to create a good system. To put it simply, you need to have good electronics skills in order to have an even better mechanical design when it comes to robotics and mechatronics, and vice versa. Mechanic engineers and electronic engineers are both specialists in their own major. However, for mechatronic engineers, they need to take both mechanical and electronic into account because they need to have a broader view for the overall design.

Robotics

Robotics is closely related to the design, construction, and as well as computer systems mainly focusing on the control, sensory feedback, and information processing. It involves the concept of Programming, Mathematics, Design, Electronics and much more. Robotic engineers deal with creating robots and robotic systems mainly to make impossible duties to be possible, and difficult duties to be convenient. Particularly in the manufacturing industry, robotics engineers help to make jobs safer, easier, and more efficient for human beings. 

Robotics can be considered as part of Mechatronics as it similarly involves these mechanical, electronics and computer engineering fields. Mathematically, robotics is the subset of mechatronics set. In simple words, all robotic systems are mechatronic systems. But, not all mechatronic systems are robotic systems. 

The main difference between those two is; inputs are “provided” to mechatronics systems whereas robotics systems “acquire” inputs by their own.

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What are the Key Skills to Study Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering?

What are the Career Opportunities?

What are the General Entry Requirements?

Academic requirements

STPM/Matriculation/A-Level/IB Diploma/Foundation Studies or equivalent

IELTS

6.5 with individual test score minimum 6.0

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Which are the Top Universities to Study Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering in Australia?

1. University of New South Wales

“You will graduate with abilities in the full spectrum of smart machine design and with skills in the development of autonomous systems such as self-operating robots, including vehicles, as well as a thorough knowledge of industrial automation”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons) 

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$47,760

2. Monash University

“This course was designed in response to the fast-paced and growing needs of the industry and our lifestyle. It equips you with skills and insights sought after by the industry, and offers a choice of specialisation in automation or AI that’ll prepare you with the essential knowledge and skill sets to redefine success for your future organisation. “

Program Name

Bachelor of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering (Hons) 

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$46,000

3. University of Queensland

“Graduates have the knowledge and skills to design and build advanced products such as robots and machine tools; scientific instrumentation; and high performance automatic suspension and braking systems.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons) 

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$45,120

4. University of Technology Sydney

“This program is a comprehensive preparation for careers in the professional practice of engineering. Students learn to deal with complex systems and manage large-scale projects using the most appropriate emerging technologies”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, September 

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$45,886

5. RMIT University

“This degree will prepare you to work in a wide range of industries and as an RMIT graduate, you’ll demonstrate skills across mathematics, engineering, mechatronics, design and creativity. You’ll also be able to communicate your ideas to others, as well as continue to learn as a professional engineer”

Program Name

Bachelor of Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$37,440

6. Edith Cowan University

“The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, teamwork and project development.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, June, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$30,200

7. Queensland University of Technology

“Prepares you to work as a consultant, project manager, designer, instrumentation or maintenance engineer with automobile and aerospace manufacturers, food processing companies, or in communication and software development”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$40,600

8. Deakin University

“Deakin’s Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) prepares you to be an industry-ready professional engineer, capable of creating the electronics, robots and autonomous systems that power our future.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$35,200

9. Macquarie University

“You’ll learn how to apply appropriate modelling, measurement and simulation techniques, and design software tools to solve problems in a broad range of electromechanical engineering areas, such as robotics, automation, control systems and relevant manufacturing processes.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons) 

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$38,800

10. Western Sydney University

“With our interconnected degrees in Engineering, ICT and Industrial Design, you can pursue exciting opportunities in diverse areas and learn how to address humanity’s global goals and challenges.“

Program Name

Bachelor of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering (Hons) 

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,000

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Top 5 Universities to Study Engineering in the UK 2020

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Engineering courses no longer sound foreign to students worldwide. Despite being one of the most difficult courses, the majority of the students decided to pursue engineering because it continues to provide good salaries globally. Obtaining an engineering degree in the UK is beneficial not only from a financial perspective, but also from job opportunity and security standpoints. 

A lot of students find it amusing to study Engineering but most of them are confused with the different parts of engineering. Engineering is known to be a broad subject, hence students often face difficulties and struggle to identify the distinction. What’s more, it’s harder to choose the one that is most suitable for them. To resolve this, we encourage the students to find their passion and figure out which one sparks their interest the best. Passion keeps you motivated and driven along the journey of education. 

In conjunction with that, in this article we have broken down the courses for students to have a better picture of the difference.

What are the Engineering Courses to study?

Some other engineering courses include:

  • Biological engineering
  • Nano engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Satellite engineering

Why study Engineering in the UK?

Engineers are everlastingly in high demand internationally. A degree in engineering provides a wide range of career paths in developed and developing countries. When it comes to the skills, knowledge and practice, the complete preparation from the UK is the perfect choice for you.

Progressive Approach

The UK’s progressive approach to teaching is for the purpose of training your brain to think outside of the box. You will be consistently challenged to broaden your range of perspectives when solving problems along with the inspiring insights from industry voices to help shape your future plans.

Faster route and Universal Recognition

The UK’s engineering courses generally take a shorter duration than other overseas degrees. So you can move on to your career path faster, with a universal recognition qualification that will lead you to career paths in the world of engineering internationally.

Passion for Engineering

The majority of employers around the world have a good impression on UK engineering graduates, because the UK universities have been continuously producing graduates that are filled with a burning passion for engineering. For centuries, engineering has become very much a part of the British mindset.

What are the Education Pathways to Become an Engineer in the UK?

In the UK, you can choose a Bachelor of Engineering degree, BEng (3 years) or a Master of Engineering degree, MEng (4 years). Both the BEng and MEng degree routes teach similar modules during the first two years, providing the foundation knowledge you need to be an engineer. In year three you will study the specialisation that you’ve chosen. The 4th year of MEng is an additional year to further deepen your knowledge.

If you chose the BEng pathway, you can continue and study a master’s degree, MSc (1 year) in a related field. This is common among students who want to be a Chartered Engineer.

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Engineering in the UK?

IB score

32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics and a relevant Science subject 

STPM/ Matriculation/ 

A Level

BBB including Mathematics and at least one from Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Digital Technology, Geography, ICT (not Applied ICT), Physics, Software Systems Development, Technology and Design or Double Award Life & Health Sciences.

IELTS

6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any component)

*The requirements may vary among universities, for enquiries on other Year 12 equivalent entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

Which are the Top Universities to study Engineering in the UK?

1. Queen's University, Belfast

Why Queen’s University Belfast?

  • Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions. 
  • Top 173 of the world’s universities.(QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • Over 93% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15)

Program Duration 

3 years for Bachelor of Engineering 

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

£20,800

2. De Montfort University

Why De Montfort University?

  • Most of the courses offer the opportunity to do a year-long placement in industry. 
  • Previous students have undertaken placements with companies such as Hewlett-Packard (HP), Airbus UK and BMW. 
  • Excellent facilities such as: Laboratories for thermo-fluids, solids and dynamics, an optics laboratory, power electronics and communications systems facilities, facilities for testing and modifying electronic circuits, and a new multidisciplinary energy laboratory

Program Duration

3 years for Bachelor of Engineering 

Intake

September 

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

£14,250

3. University of Hull

Why University of Hull?

  • First-hand study experience with professional and practising engineers to provide you the knowledge and skills for a promising career.
  • Up-to-date with latest trend of technologies to ensure you’ll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques

Program Duration

3 years for Bachelor of Engineering 

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

£17,200

4. Loughborough University

Why Loughborough University?

  • Best Student Experience over the last 10 years (2007-17) (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey)
  • Rated 5 stars plus for excellence (QS Stars)
  • Rated world class in a broad range of areas, with cutting edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching.

Program Duration

3 years for Bachelor of Engineering 

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

£23,100

5. University of Aberdeen

Why University of Aberdeen?

  • Integrated Engineering School, containing award-winning staff and modern, well-equipped laboratories
  • Programmes reflect ‘systems engineering’ approach in modern industry
  • Philosophy of world-class teaching in an atmosphere of research

Program Duration

3 years for Bachelor of Engineering 

Intake

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

£19,700

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Top Universities to study Engineering in Australia 2020

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Engineers are considered inventors, scientists, builders and great thinkers who make people’s lives safer and easier. Engineering can be a challenging field of study, however, it is similarly rewarding in terms of career options and financial returns. Engineering is a field where you combine science, technology, math and other areas of study to solve real-world problems. The combination of study areas allows you to be creative and analytical to help improve the state of the world. 

Benefits of Studying Engineering

1. Academic Excellence

Australia is a top choice for International students when it comes to Engineering. Australian Universities guarantee academic excellence and are highly ranked education providers in Australia and globally. As the qualifications are internationally recognized, it increases the chances for you to receive job opportunities from around the world.

2. Employment prospects

Studying in a reputed university in Australia will enable you to grow professionally and intellectually. Australia has a high demand for engineers, therefore, graduates or qualification holders from Australian universities have the chance to work in some of the top companies in Australia.

3. Migrate to Australia

Due to the constant need for engineers in various industries across Australia, those who have a degree in Engineering from Australia are encouraged to apply for migration visa or sponsorship. Many of the job titles related to the field of engineering are listed in Australia’s Skilled Occupation List. Therefore, this increases the chances of gaining Permanent Residency in Australia.

4. Contribution to Society

Engineers make beneficial contributions to society with their infrastructure and other inventions. It is no doubt that our society faces many challenges on a daily basis, however, engineers have made invaluable contributions to ensure the smooth functioning of our society and the well-being of everyone around us. Engineers have invented many designs from oil drills to medical equipment to building safety and transportation systems and much more. Whether you are a part of a small or big project you can take great pride in knowing that it’s going to help everyone around you in someway.

5. Diverse range of Engineering Disciplines

Engineering covers many specialization areas, therefore, you have the option of choosing from a variety of programs that you think is best suited to your skills and aspirations. Engineering disciplines typically cover : Mechanics – Construction of tools, machines, manufacturing facilities, Creation of Trains, Vehicles, Boats and Aircraft, Entertainment sector, Healthcare divisions, Defense and more.

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Engineering Disciplines

The following are a few of the available Engineering disciplines among many. 

Chemical Engineering

This discipline is involved in the design of equipment and processes for various manufacturing plants as well as developing pollution control processes, manufacturing material and pharmaceutical material and plants.

Aerospace Engineering

Engineers in this field focus on areas such as vehicle design, aerodynamics, launching of missiles, satellites and the development of power units.

Civil Engineering

Engineers in this field deal with the designing, creating and maintaining physical and natural built environment such as roads, airports, pipelines, railways, buildings, bridges and more.

Mechanical Engineering

A broad discipline that applies principles of engineering the design, construction and maintenance of devices and sensors. They analyze their work using principles of motion, energy and force and more.

Electrical Engineering

This discipline deals with many components, devices and systems such as microchips to power station generators. It is focused purely on the design, application and designs that use electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.

Transport Engineering

Focuses on the application of technology to plan and construct functional designs for any mode of transportation.

Software Engineering

This discipline focuses on the design, development and maintenance of software. It overlaps with computer science and management science.

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Top Universities to study Engineering in Australia

 

University 

Global Subject Ranking

Australian Subject Ranking 

Intake

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

38

1

February and July 

AUD$ 47,760

Monash University

50

3

February and July

AUD$ 46,000

University of Technology Sydney

118

7

February and July 

AUD$ 44,470

University of Adelaide

138

10

February and July 

AUD$ 42,000 – $43,000

Griffith University

392

19

February and July

AUD$ 35,500

Western Sydney University 

451 – 500

20

March and July 

AUD $33,000

Edith Cowan University

Not available

Not available

February and July

AUD$ 30,200

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Study at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020

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History of Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus public university. It is located in Perth, Western Australia including three campuses:Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury. The institution was established in 1991 and considered to be one of the first institutions for higher education in the region of Western Australia. The reason for this is quite interesting since it was formed by a group of teacher’s colleges which has a history going back to the early 1900’s. 

ECU was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan who was the first woman to be elected to the Australian Parliament which makes ECU the only university in the country to be named after a woman.

ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students while also annually welcoming approximately 6,000 international students from over 100 countries.
Moreover, ECU’s teaching and research is all industry-related thereby, equipping students with academic as well as practical knowledge and skills. All teachings are conducted in study environments and facilities that are award winning to help students thrive in any situation. 

Edith Cowan University Rankings

ECU is ranked 30th in Australia and has been awarded a 5 star rating for teaching quality by the ECU graduates for 2020. This makes ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve a high affirmation for teaching quality as they have been receiving this rating for 13 years consecutively.  

In addition, ECU’s Sports-related degree programs have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in 2019 whilst achieving and maintaining a Top 300 position for Education courses seven years in a row.
Further, ECU has been listed in the Top 150 in QS Top 50 under 50 ranking for 2018 and 2019, making it one of the youngest highly reputed universities.

ECU has eight teaching schools offering over 300 courses across the three campuses. 

  • School of Business and Law
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
School of Business and Law

The School of Business and Law at ECU is highly regarded in Australia. ECU was the first university in the country to teach employability skills in a program that is now a part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Further, ECU is one of the only universities in Western Australia (WA) to offer courses such as Bachelor of International Hotel  & Resort Management, Master of Marketing and Innovation Management. Moreover, ECU introduced the first professionally accredited online Law degree in WA. 

Quality Indicators Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked ECU at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst all the public universities in Australia in 2019. Business and Law disciplines are also ranked best in Western Australia:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Legal and Paralegal Studies

ECU is also ranked at the top as an Australian Public university of skills and educational experience. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of Laws

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

If you are interested to know more about studying Business or Law at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Arts and Humanities

ECU focuses on the importance of communication and understanding fellow individuals as it is fundamental for human existence. ECU offers diverse course areas such as; Media and Communication, Criminology, Design, Psychology and Counselling. 

ECU is the only in the area of Western Australia to offer specialized majors in children and family studies as well as human services within a Social Science program.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Design

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Arts and Humanities courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Education

ECU School of Education is highly reputed in Australia. It is the oldest and largest school of Education in Western Australia. It is also Western Australia’s most popular school for graduating professional educators more than any other institution in the state. Furthermore, they have the widest range of Secondary teaching specializations amongst all universities in the are. 

QILT ranked ECU School of Education at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst public schools in Australia.
ECU is also ranked best in the country across the following disciplines for teaching quality, student support, skills and educational experience;

  1. Humanities, Culture, Social Sciences
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Teacher Education

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

If you are interested to know more about studying Education  courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing schools and is amongst the world’s top 175. Students will gain practical experiences in advanced labs and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to receive real life experience from 12 weeks of industry placement. The courses are designed with close collaboration of industry needs to help better prepare students. 

ECU received 5-star rating from students in the 2020 Good University Guide in areas such as;

  1. Teaching Quality
  2. Skills Development
  3. Student Support
  4. Learning Resources

As mentioned above, ECU is the only public university in Australia to receive 5-star ratings for teaching quality 13 years in a row. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Computer systems (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Engineering courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Science

Students who wish to study Science at ECU have a wide array of specialization options to choose from. Students can select from traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry or choose courses in Computing and Security or Natural Sciences where disciplines such as Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Environmental Management is taught. 

QILT ranked ECU’s School of Science disciplines as some of the best in Western Australia;

  1. Computing and Information Systems
  2. Science and Maths

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,650

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ECU places a strong emphasis on the importance of good health and enhancing the quality of lives for others. Therefore, ECU offers a variety of courses. Students can study a Science degree in areas such as; Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science or Paramedical Science. Students also have the option to choose other Health related degree programs such as Occupational therapy, Speech pathology and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Medical Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,700

Bachelor of Health Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,850

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,950

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is Western Australia’s largest nursing program. The institution has the only Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia. Further, the school has partnerships with rural and metropolitan hospitals and the private sector to enable students to receive undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.   

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,900

If you are interested to know more about studying Nursing courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WWAPA)

WAAPA is a nationally and internationally recognized academy in Australia. They provide comprehensive training in a range of performing arts courses.
WAAPA offers courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Aboriginal Performance
  • Acting
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Design 

It is a creative and supportive environment where students are encouraged continuously to pursue artistic excellence. Each year critically-acclaimed guest artists collaborate with students and staff to present over 300 public performances.
The Academy’s reputation is confirmed as WAAPA graduates go on to excel in their chosen field of profession around the world. Some of the Star graduates are well known actors, dancers, musicians, including: Hugh Jackman, Dacre Montgomery, Frances O’connor, Emma Matthews, Lucy Durack and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about studying WAAPA courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

ECU Student activities, Clubs & Societies

ECU’s student guilds acts on behalf of all students, thereby, providing many services to students in aim to protect their rights and enhance their experience while studying. 

The guild has organized many clubs and societies for students to join. They also have social events and cultural activities to ensure students enjoy their time beyond studies. This is a good way for students to wind down, relax and make new friends.

Their clubs range from; 

  • Academic – Arts Management Student Organisation, Finance & Accounting Society, Edith Cowan Aviators etc
  • Equity – Mature age student network, ECU Wellbeing Community, Queer Collective, Women’s Community etc
  • Social – ECU Badminton club, Collective hope, ECU Malaysia club, Cricket club etc
  • Sports – ECU Jets Sports club 

If you would like to know more about student activities at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

ECU Student Accommodation

The university offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses. Off-campus accommodation services are also available through ECU. 
The on-campus accommodation is operated by campus Living Villages. The villages consist of modern single and multi-room units. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities.
There are a wide range of rooms available for students based on their budget as they offer tenants below market prices. 

ECU Village Bunbury Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

AUD$192.70

 

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

AUD$237.20

ECU Village Joondalup Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS Studio 

AUD$195.20 – $200.20

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms

AUD$1227.20 – $233.20

ECU Village Mount Lawley Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom

AUD$170.70

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedroom apartment Lakeside with 2 bathrooms

AUD$176.70 – $196.70

If you are interested to know more about student accommodation available at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

 

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6 Different Types of Engineering Jobs

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When its comes to choosing engineering courses, it’s hard to pinpoint which courses you are good at. Most graduates often struggle in choosing engineering courses provided by variety of universities. Although engineering jobs are more than just 6 types but in this article, we will be providing an overview on the six types of common engineering jobs, with a brief explanation on the duty for each type of engineers.

If you decide to study engineering courses, the very first challenge you will need to overcome is science and math, engineers figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries. Engineers will need to be proficient in a variety of skills including design, implement, evaluate, and control. In some cases, engineers will also need to troubleshoot, conduct failure analysis and correct it.

1. Civil Engineering

Civil engineering jobs are considered as the most popular, oldest, and ancient in the engineering industry. Engineers are concerned with all types of structures including dams, bridges, pipelines, roads, towers and buildings. A civil engineer consultant is accountable for communicating the plan between the customer and contracting technicians. Contracting technicians take the consulting engineer’s plans and start physical project development.

Salary for entry-level: RM1,900-RM3,300

2. Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design and construction of machines. The area of mechanical engineering covers other elements such as transportation, robotics, drones, colling and heating systems. Mechanical engineers who work in the manufacturing firms are needed to determine and measure the strengths and temperature of environment to be encountered by the product, skillfully craft components that is functional, aesthetics and durable to ensure the success of operation without failure.

Salary for entry-level: RM1,900-RM2,900

3. Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering are associated with chemical with knowledge such as physics and microbiology. Chemical engineers are involved in production, pharmaceutical, healthcare, design and construction, food processing, specialty chemicals, polymers, biotechnology and environmental health and safety sectors. The distinction between chemical engineers and other kinds of engineers is that they apply their understanding of chemistry into it.

Salary for entry-level: RM1,700-RM2,600

4. Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering guarantees that energy remains a main element of the functioning of society and the daily lives of people. Petroleum engineers are solving major problems contributing to energy security and domestic prosperity. The understanding of physics, geology, chemistry, and math are essential in the field of petroleum engineering. Petroleum engineering is all about analytical optimization of the production of oil.

Salary for entry-level: RM2,300-RM3,300

5. Electrical Engineering

If you are interested in electronics, this is the ideal field for people to explore. This sector often deals with electrical-powered technology interconnectivity. It includes employment that helped build telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and electronics infrastructure. As the modern field of electrical engineering becoming more complex, the electrical engineering is categorised into different types of sections or jobs based on their own expertise.

Salary for entry-level: RM2,500-RM3,500

6. Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace and avionics engineering jobs are an industry that uses engineers responsible for air transport design and structure, such as aircraft or spacecraft, and the aircraft’s inner structure. It dealt with the mathematics and physics of airplanes. Aerospace engineers are liable for the craft’s own structure, while Avionics technicians are liable for the craft’s inner electronics. However, the field now encompasses space travel.

Salary for entry-level: RM2,500-RM3,300

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Mechanical or Mechatronics?

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knowing the differences between the two will help you make a knowledgeable decision about what’s the best degrees to apply for. 

What is Mechanical and what is Mechatronics Engineering? 

Mechanical Engineering deals with producing a component, machine, system or process by using laws of motion, energy and force. You will focus on creating new technology that fits human needs: the printer that helps you copy a document, the engine of a car,  or the air-conditioning that cools you during hot summer days.

As a mechanical engineer you can also go into research in areas like development of composite materials, biomedical applications, nanotechnology or environmental conservation.

Top universities where you can study Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering are:

  • University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • University of Tasmania (UTAS)
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • University of Deakin
  • Victoria University (VU)
  • University of Wollongong and etc.

Mechatronics blends the laws of mechanics, electronics and computing to improve technical systems and to create new equipment with built-in ‘artificial intelligence (AI)’. The autofocus camera, automated guided vehicles, robots and anti-lock braking systems are all applications you’ll become familiar with during a Mechatronics Bachelor’s degree.

Mechatronics engineers focus on finding new ways to make a system smarter. In Mechatronics, you integrate into one project mechanical components, mechanical, electronic sensors and electrical actuators, and computer controllers.

Top universities where you can study Bachelors in Mechatronics are:

  • University of South Australia (UniSA)
  • Federation University
  • Curtin University
  • University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Swinburne University

What does a Major in Mechanical Engineering focus on?

The target of Mechanical Engineering undergraduate studies is to prepare you to find mechanical solutions and become an innovative thinker. Typically, a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering includes courses like:

  • mechanics
  • materials science
  • manufacturing engineering
  • drawing and CAD (computer-aided design software)
  • mathematical methods in engineering

What does a Major in Mechatronic Engineering focus on?

Bachelor programmes in Mechatronics will give you a wide view on how to build and connect components like control systems or micro-processors, and will introduce you to the world of futuristic technology. Degree studies in Mechatronics cover courses like:

  • computer science
  • programming
  • electronic circuits
  • mechanics
  • hydraulics
  • robot techniques

What’s the difference between mechanical engineering and mechatronics?

Mechatronics basically consists 70% mechanical and 30% electronics and control engineering. Mechanical engineer will know everything that is related to the absolute mechanical aspects of a machinery, equipment or device, while a mechatronics specialist knows a little bit of everything that involves creating that same system. You could say mechatronics integrates mechanical engineering knowledge, but in fact, the two field overlap only up to one point.

A mechatronics engineer will rarely possess the complete knowledge and skills of a mechanical engineer. Mechatronics is a little more complicated, but both mechanical engineering and mechatronics share this common goal: to be one step ahead of the future of technology.

How to decide between a Mechanical Engineering and a Mechatronics undergraduate degree?

Since both programs are quite similar, the final decision for which major you should apply to is not easy. You have to think if you’re more inclined towards employment opportunity and dealing with the logical tasks of Mechanical Engineering that make things work better, or if you’d like to go beyond the principles of mechanics and make devices smarter.

Whatever you choose, you will learn fascinating things and you might even be the next prestigious engineer that makes a ground-breaking discovery!

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