Mechatronic engineers design and maintain machinery with electronic and computer control systems, such as aircraft, robots, motor vehicles, cameras, power generators and mining and chemical plant machinery.
Duties & Tasks
Mechatronic engineers may perform the following tasks: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 electronic control systems, which are usually computer-driven
design and assist with the manufacture of consumer products such as cameras and video recorders
apply electronic and mechanical processes and computers to tasks where the use of human labour may be dangerous (underwater exploration, mining or forestry, for example)
carry out studies into the feasibility, cost implications and performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
Workplaces range from laboratories and processing plants to engineering design offices.
enjoy technical and engineering activities
good communication skills
able to work as part of a team
able to think creatively and problem solve
interested in mathematics, physics and mechanical equipment, such as robotic and production equipment.