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ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Mechatronics Engineering combines the fundamentals of Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science to develop autonomous systems. A Mechatronic Engineer designs smart machines and systems that are aware of their environment, and can processing information to make decisions.

Mechatronics is one of the best suitable branches for those students who aspire in robotics/ electronics/automation company field. It in an interdisciplinary field with a blend of 40% mechanical, 40% electronics and 20% computer science.


Objective:

To impart knowledge about the elements and techniques involved in mechatronics system which are very much essential to design and understand the emerging field of automation.


Scope:

There is growing demand for mechatronic engineers as things become computerised and automated. Instead of advanced mechanical design courses in 3rd and 4th year of mechanical engineering, here they do robotic design and computer controls.

Germany is one of the best countries to do Masters in Mechatronics. Over all you can choose any one of the countries from Europe, including Portugal, Spain and Netherlands to do the course. Other countries where you can study the course are USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


Career opportunity:

Demand for Mechatronics Engineers is expected to go up, with an expected 55,790 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 5.00 percent over the next few years. The following are the roles of a mechatronics engineer

  • Robotics engineer/technician.
  • Automation engineer.
  • Control system design/troubleshooting engineer.
  • Electronics design engineer.
  • Mechanical design engineer.
  • Data scientist/big data analyst.
  • Instrumentation engineer.
  • Software engineer.

Mechatronics in Various domain:

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics

The average salary for a robotics technician, according to recruiter.com, is $51,600 per year.

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Telecommunications and Information Services

         According to salary.com, telecommunications technicians earn an average salary of $64,240 per year.

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Agriculture, Food and Forestry

         According to payscale.com, agricultural technicians earn an average salary of $52,000 per year.

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Biotechnology, Life Science and Medical Equipment Design

According to salary.com, biomedical engineering technicians earn an average of $62,282 per year.

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Renewable Energy

According to investinganswers.com, the median salary for a material engineer in wind power is $83,190; in solar power, it is $86,380The salary for a wind-turbine installer starts $31,000 and increases to $104,000 with experience.

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Transportation and Logistics

         According to salaryexpert.com, the average logistics technician salary in the United States is $53,311 per year.

  1. Mechatronics Careers in Homeland Security and Defence

      


Some of the Recruiter for Mechatronics engineering in India are:

  1. Cisco systems
  2. Mercedes-Benz research and development pvt Ltd.
  3. Amazon
  4. Micro Focus
  5. Daimler
  6. Ford
  7. Mediaocean
  8. Ericsson
  9. Siemens Healthneers
  10. Booms consulting Services
  11. Carbon Black

Mechatronic Engineers in the workforce

The demand for engineers with experience and knowledge of computing, robotics and engineering principles continues to grow as industries evolve. Example of industries and jobs mechatronics engineers can work in include:

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Computer simulations and modelling
  • Gaming
  • Engineering design
  • Propulsion systems
  • Control System

Examples of  hybrid designs using above technology

Hybrid systems important to mechatronics include:

Production systems, synergy drives, planetary exploration rovers, automotive subsystems such as anti-lock braking systems and spin-assist, and everyday equipment such as autofocus cameras, video, hard disks, and CD players.

PROGRAMME OFFERED

Under Graduate Programmes

Course Name: B.E Mechatronics Engineering

Course Duration: 4 Years

LAB FACILITY:

ENGINEERING PRACTICES LAB

The objective of this lab course is to provide exposure to the students with hands on experience on various basic engineering practices in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (i.e. Carpentry, plumbing, sheet metal, welding, lathe and Foundry)

MANUFACTURING TECH LAB 1

The objective of this lab course is to study and practice the various operations that can be performed in lathe, shaper, drilling, milling machines etc.  and to equip with practical knowledge required in the core industries.

MANUFACTURING TECH LAB 2

The objective of this lab course is to study and acquired knowledge on various basic machining operations in special purpose machines and its applications in real life manufacture of components in the industry.

THERMAL ENGINEERING LAB 1

The objective of this lab course is to study valve timing- V diagram and performance of IC engines, to study the characteristics of fuels/lubricants used in IC engines and to study the performance of steam generator/turbine.

THERMAL ENGINEERING LAB 2

The objective of this lab course is to study the heat transfer phenomena predict the relevant coefficient using implementation and to study the performance of refrigeration cycle/components

DYNAMICS LAB 

The objective of this lab course is to supplement the principles learnt in kinematics and dynamics of machinery and to understand how certain measuring devices are used for dynamic testing.

METROLOGY AND MEASUREMENTS LAB

The objective of this lab course is to familiar with different measurement equipments and use of these equipments in quality inspection.

MECHATRONICS LAB

The objective of this lab course is to impart knowledge about the elements and techniques involved in mechatronics systems which are very much essential to understand the emerging field of automation.

CAD/CAM LAB

The objective of this lab course is to gain practical experience in handling 2D drafting and 3D modeling software systems, to study the features of CNC machine tool, to expose students to modern control systems and to know the applications of various CNC machines like CNC lathe, CNC vertical machining centre, CNC EDM and CNC wire-cut and studying of Rapid prototyping

INDUSTRY ATTACHED LABORATORIES

TVS HARITA TECH SERVE  DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCT DESIGN  LAB

The objective of this lab course is to

  • Create a pool of strong Industry ready talent from the students undergoing training in CATIA and DELMIA software.
  • Help them understand concepts in design, various phases and roles that design engineers play in real life.
  • Exposing them to CAD-CAM-CAE-PLM-ANALYSIS conceptually and to the relevant software tools to enhance their skills. Expose them to reverse engineering which is the most practised product development practice in India.
  • Bridge the gap between Industry requirements and skills taught in  CATIA and DELMIA software beyond academic course.
  • Teach and build interactive skills and team work in students during their education and making them much more objective when they enter real life.
  • Groom engineers who are highly conversant with design processes involving need-finding, ethnographic field work, rapid prototyping and testing.

Department Library

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has set up a library to support the students as well as the staff members in their academic purpose. It consists of more than 180 volumes of Engineering books, which includes books covering Thermal Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, Inudstrial Engineering,  workshop practice, Tribology and Automobile Engineering areas. A lending period of 15 days is allowed for students and lending period of 60 days is allowed for staff members.  A reading room of 900 sq.ft area is specially alloted for department library. Working time of department library is from 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM. Significant volumes of reference books are added in the department library every year for the benefit of students and staff members.

NO OF VOLUMES 180

TEACHING STAFF

S.NO NAME OF THE FACULTY QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE
1 Mr.V.CHANDRAMOHAN B.E, M.E. Assistant Professor 2 YRS
2 Mr.V.ARUN SUBRAMANIAN B.E, M.S. Assistant Professor 1 YRS

 NON TEACHING STAFF

S.NO NAME OF THE STAFF QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE
1 RAMALINGAM.S ITI Lab technician 20 YRS
2 BABU.B.K ITI Skilled attender 17 YRS
3 ANNAMALAI. N I.T.I. Skilled attender 5 YRS
4 CHENCHIAH R ESLC Office attender 5 YRS

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes