Did your childhood witness a lot of scolding because you liked using screwdriver to see how the music player actually works? Did you want to find out how the FM works and why the song changes on its own?

If investigative nature is your attitude and you like to break down equipment into pieces and put the parts back together, then Mechatronics is for you!

Mechatronics is derived from the words ‘Mechanical’ and ‘Electronic’. It is one of the newest, most versatile and multidisciplinary courses for students in engineering today.
Mechatronics Engineering

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Are you thinking why you should go for Mechatronics engineering?

Why can mechatronics be for you?

a. You like to experiment with computer systems

If you like to know what is making the computer feel sick, then you can actually fit the job profile of computer system analyst. Along with being strong in your problem solving skills, are you equally strong in setting up computer hardware and software?

Can you handle the modern software applications easily? If this is you then this field can be your pick!

b. You like to research and are okay with getting your hands in the technical ground

Liking things on the technical ground is a greater yes for many career options! Do you like to research in depth about technical logics and are good with computer systems? There is a possibility that you can try your hand in researching new ideas, making new plans, getting an understanding of industrial needs, drawing your knowledge and presenting research to decision makers.

c. You really go well with managing people

You like to fiddle and get insights about technical stuff, but you also have a tendency and enjoy playing the role of team lead? If you are a good team player and want to apply your technical skills in helping those who are working on the project, then why not take up the managerial roles, responsibilities and powers as your career roles?

d. Robots are seriously your thing!

Some people have an inner inclination towards robots and everything about robots fascinates them! This is not just an infatuation but a love at first sight moment for them when they see a machine behaving like a human!

Is this your story too? Did you feel the poke in your nerves to be near such automated units? If this is you then use your skills in electric, electrical, mechanical systems and get ready to assist senior level engineers in the production and development of robots!

e. You like to experiment and are on the technical side

This is a sure bliss! Loving to be technical and then having all the needed skills to manage and drive the technology evaluation of the sales process is a great gain!

If you like to experiment and are willing to keep the project sales on the charts within proper control then you can try your hands in this field.

With all the reasons explored above, in a nutshell, if you like to be techy and are willing to explore, research and develop something exciting, you might find your way in this stream.

But if you don’t feel like relating to any of these above, it’s all cool, explore more and find something that suits your interest best and would fuel your passion the right way!

A little more insight in the job life of Mechatronics Engineer:

What does a Mechatronics Engineer do?

Mechatronics Engineers find new ways to make systems and processes smarter and better. And in detail, they:
  1. Develop new solutions to industrial problems using mechanical, electronic processes and computer technology.
  2. Design and build new products by integrating various technologies, for example, developing robotic vehicles for underwater exploration.
  3. Maintain and improve previous industrial and manufacturing processes and designs, for example, robotic lawn-mowers and floor cleaners.
  4. Design high technology engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
  5. Apply advanced control systems, which are usually computer-driven.
  6. Apply electronic and mechanical processes and computers to tasks where the use of human labour may be dangerous (like underwater exploration, mining or forestry).
  7. Study the feasibility, cost implications and performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
  8. Carry out modelling, simulation (imitation) and analysis of complex mechanical, electronic or other engineering systems using computers.
By the way, are you confused between Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics? Head towards the last portion of our video and check out the details!

How do I become a Mechatronic Engineer?

  1. Clear class 12th from a recognized Board with 50% marks.
  2. Score merit in IIT JEE, BITSAT, and All India Engineering Entrance Exams followed by a round of counselling.
  3. Bag your seat to study B.E. in Mechatronics Engineering, a 4-year undergraduate program. (A joint program of mechatronics engineering, mechanical engineering and computer engineering.)
Add-on option is to pursue a Master degree and/or further research studies and specialised courses depending on the interest and field of work.

Industries that await the presence of Mechatronics Engineers:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Industrial Automation
  3. Robotics
  4. Aerospace
  5. Computer simulations and modelling
  6. Gaming
  7. Engineering design 
  8. Propulsion systems
  9. Control System
  10. Technology
  11. Defence
Industries that await the presence of Mechatronics Engineers:

Job roles that a Mechatronics Engineer could play:

  1. Systems engineer
  2. Electro-mechanical engineer
  3. Mechanical design engineer
  4. Robotics engineer
  5. Software programmer
  6. Electronics technician
  7. Project engineer
  8. Mechanical design engineer
  9. Controls engineer
  10. Electro-mechanical engineer
  11. Mechanical modeller
  12. Simulation engineer
Job roles that a Mechatronics Engineer could play:

Topics covered under course:

  1. Electronic engineering subjects
  2. Mechanical engineering subjects
  3. Materials science subjects
  4. Computer science subjects
  5. Systems subjects
  6. Control engineering subjects
  7. Optical engineering subjects
  8. Robotics subjects
  9. MATLAB, Lab VIEW, Simulink, SolidWorks and C++ code and programming languages.

Top Mechatronic Engineering colleges and institutes

  1. IIT, Madras
  2. IIT, Roorkee,
  3. IIT, Guwahati
  4. Delhi Technological University, New Delhi
  5. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  6. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  7. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  8. Amity University, Noida
  9. Manipal University, Manipal
Top Mechatronic Engineering colleges and institutes
Are you looking for programs offered overseas? Head towards our video!

Mechatronics Salary Chart

  1. Supervisors 2-3 lakhs per annum
  2. Analyst, robotics test engineer and application engineers 3-4 lakhs per annum
  3. Researchers 5-6 lakhs per annum
  4. Robotics Technician $51,600 per annum(in US, as per recruiter.com)
Mechatronics Salary Chart

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Big shots who welcome Mechatronic Engineers with open arms:

  1. Honeywell
  2. TATA 
  3. Hyundai
  4. Mercedes Benz
  5. Amazon
  6. Daimler
  7. Pfizer
  8. IITs hire as an academician


Mechatronics engineering is a rising field, where flexibility and opportunities are a handful! Whether you carry an entrepreneur mindset or you want fun and excitement in your career journey, mechatronics could be your place to be!

Opportunities exist for graduates to start their own companies early in their careers.

Mechatronics engineering is the place to be for those who are ready to take challenges and solve complex problems!

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