The word “Mechatronics” comes from the words “Mechanics” and “Electronics”.
This course integrates elements of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control to equip you with the skills in the areas of automation, robotics, vision and tracking systems, sensors, and machining technologies (3D printing and traditional machining).
Because Mechatronics encompasses a rather wide field, the scope of applications is quite infinite, and the skill-sets that you gain are therefore highly relevant to most sectors of the economy.
In your final year, you can zoom into areas of specialisation by choosing from a range of elective subjects, such as: Aerospace Systems, Process Control & Automation, Robotics & Automation and Semiconductor Technology.
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Our Diploma in Mechatronics combines Mechanical Engineering together with Electrical/ Electronics Engineering and computer control technology. Hence it is more versatile than a Mechanical Engineering course alone, in terms of employment and further studies prospects. Our Mechatronics diploma holders would also be able to perform a wider range of job scopes in sectors such as aerospace, precision engineering, electronics, land transport, and the energy & power industry.
Mechatronics diploma holders are in high demand and will be able to work in more engineering industries, as well as to get a place in more engineering-related degree courses, as compared to graduates from other diplomas. Examples of degree programmes that our Mechatronics diploma holders have obtained places in, include:
NTU (direct second year entry)
TP is first poly to offer a Mechatronics diploma course, so we have established a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. Our tried-and-tested curriculum is highly industry-relevant and geared to give you a head-start in your future career. Our course also has a unique in-house 3D printer teaching line facility and all our Mechatronics students will get a chance to fully assembly a 3D printer through their 2nd year subjects. This will give you ample opportunities to apply what you have learnt via hands-on practice, so that you can experience how the various mechanical, electrical and control systems work together to become a fully functional mechatronics system.
You may find viable career opportunities as an:
- Assistant/ Associate Engineer
- Equipment Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Technical Support Officer
- Technical Sales Engineer
in the following industries:
Applicants should apply for our Diploma in Mechatronics if they:
- have a strong interest in engineering and would like to work with products and technologies that integrate mechanical engineering with electronics engineering.
- are analytical and keen to find out about how things work
- have a passion for mathematics and/or science subjects
It will be an added advantage if applicants had participated in some 3D-printing and robotics competitions or won any inventors' awards.