The Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (MRE) Program is a direct-entry degree program. This means that you enter directly into the MRE discipline from high school, rather than taking a general engineering first year and selecting your discipline in second year.

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that focuses on the integrated design of computer, electrical, and mechanical systems. Mechatronics utilizes know-how, skills and tools from mechanics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, signal processing, controls, intelligent systems and product engineering.  It is an emerging discipline that recognizes the ever-increasing complexity of engineering systems, with the intention of producing a design solution that unifies each of the various fields.

Robotics is a subset of mechatronics – all robots are mechatronic! Robotics, however, are an elevated class of mechatronics, incorporating automation, programming, and even autonomous action.

As automation and autonomous machines become increasingly important in our society, robotics – and its parent discipline, mechatronics – are more vital than ever. 


Careers in MRE

An MRE degree will put you at the cusp of a rapidly growing field in international demand, as automation, controls, and systems engineers. Mechatronic and robotics engineers are needed in sectors ranging from manufacturing to aerospace; from construction to telecommunications.

Employability skills

Your time in MRE will give you valuable skills to boost your employability, including:

  • Understanding of mechatronic and robotic systems, with an appropriate level of knowledge of computer, electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Data analysis skills - use current software to analyze data and model processes
  • Research skills - conduct scientific research and analyze quantitative information
  • Problem solving - approach problems from different perspectives and analyze individual facets of a problem
  • Ability to work independently and in a team on a project
  • Oral and written communication – write clearly on technical topics and give presentations
  • Time and resource management