Dr. Emmanuel Sylvester Duodu Afrifa

Head of Department

Mechatronics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary subject combining three engineering fields: mechanical, electrical and software engineering. This highly integrated approach creates smart, inventive and evermore efficient solutions for a wide range of high-tech engineering problems. Our program is different; we analyze, innovate and design via a strong focus on practical, product-oriented solutions.

The four-year Bachelor of Technology programme in Mechatronics seeks to prepare students with the appropriate skills for the understanding of workplace experience. This programme will develop and sharpen the workplace capabilities of students and appropriately apply the relevant skills in establishing themselves in small to large scale businesses or fit into the industry requirement.


Goal and Objectives of the Programme

The goal of the programme is to provide students with the necessary hands-on skills and training through practical and workplace experience and internships to help them improve their skills in analyzing and finding solutions to technical and vocational issues and problems.


The specific objectives are to:

  • Enable students to acquire relevant technical/vocational skills and perspectives on manufacturing and maintenance problems
  • Enhance students’ analytical and problem solving skills on manufacturing and maintenance problems.
  • Help improve the ability of students to deal with technical/vocational problems.


The Department of MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING in the Faculty of Engineering of the AGIHL offers a 4-year B. Tech degree programme in Mechatronic Engineering. Our approach is the competency-based training where theory goes hand in hand with practical in well-equipped laboratories with highly qualified staffs. Competency-based teaching and learning will shift the role of our academic staff from that of a ‘sage on the stage’ to a ‘guide on the side’ thereby empowering our students to discover their innermost potential.

What is Mechatronics?

  • It is a multi-disciplinary approach to product and manufacturing system design.
  • It involves application of electrical, mechanical, control and computer engineering to develop products, processes and systems with greater flexibility, ease in redesign and ability of reprogramming.
  • It concurrently includes all these disciplines.