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 exper
ience 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
Head of Department
Dr. Emmanuel Sylvester Duodu Afrifa
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.
Mechatronic Engineering careers
Mechatronic engineers work in all aspects of the development of the smart machine – from design and testing right through to manufacture. This could be in industries like robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, manufacturing, unmanned aerial and ground vehicles and education.
As a Mechatronic engineer
Here are some things you might be expected to do in your job:
- Develop new solutions to industrial problems using mechanical and electronic processes and computer technology.
- Design and build completely new products by integrating various technologies, for example, developing robotic vehicles for underwater exploration.
- Build and test factory production lines introducing automation to improve existing processes.
- Maintain and improve previous industrial and manufacturing processes and designs, for example, robotic lawn mowers and robot floor cleaners.
- Design, develop, maintain and manage high technology engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
- Apply mechatronic or automated solutions to the transfer of material, components or finished goods.
- Apply advanced control systems, which are usually computer-driven.
- Apply electronic and mechanical processes and computers to tasks where the use of human labour may be dangerous (like underwater exploration, mining or forestry).
- Study the feasibility, cost implications and performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
- Carry out modeling, simulation and analysis of complex mechanical, electronic or other engineering systems using computers.
Where do Mechatronic engineers work
Mechatronic engineers work in companies that require hi-tech input into what they are developing. They may work in a laboratory, a processing plant or an engineering office but are also research opportunities in emerging fields like bioengineering, nanotechnology and robotics.
You will find Mechatronic engineers in large global enterprises developing futuristic vehicles, challenging defence technology and revolutionizing consumer products. They may also work in smaller innovative ‘high tech’ companies supplying software, parts and equipment. They could be product developers, work in manufacturing, or mining or defence industries, and in government and industry research groups.
Mechatronic Engineers may be required to travel to present at a conference or view a new design idea or innovative technology
To distinguish itself as a Department for training graduates of world-class standard through innovative instructional strategies and state-of-the-art technologies.
Graduates of AGIHL Department of Mechatronic Engineering, while upholding the principles of ethics and social responsibility, will be
- competent in their area of specialization,
- capable of independent thought and action,
- able to develop the concepts of professional practices, innovation and enterprise
- resourceful and resilient
- good communicators with abundant interpersonal skills