The Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Haripur-KPK is established with the vision to address the gap of Automation in Manufacturing Industry in Pakistan by producing competent engineers who would play their role in the Automation of Manufacturing industry using modern/state of the art techniques like Industry 4.0. To achieve this goal, the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering has started MS program in Mechatronics Engineering. Mechatronics blends mechanical, electrical, computer, and robotics engineering, connecting the many stages of industrial design and production into a single, streamlined system. Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected worldwide growth in automation and manufacturing. Mechatronics is used in a range of industries, and it supports many applications. Most prevalent in the manufacturing industry, consumer goods, industrial goods, automotive products, and electronics. Mechatronics also plays an important role in healthcare, transportation, aerospace/aviation and many other fields.
The industry-driven MS Mechatronics Engineering curriculum addresses the need for professionals skilled in advanced manufacturing technologies. The students will learn the core technical skills, advanced technical design skills, and core technical implementation/instrumentation skills used in the design and manufacturing of control systems and devices in consumer products, aerospace and military, automotive, and other advanced manufacturing industries.
Graduates of the MS Mechatronics Engineering program will work in controls and system dynamics, sensors and actuators, autonomous systems, CAM/CAD engineering, automotive engineering, robotics, industrial automation, navigation systems, agriculture, energy, artificial intelligence, internet of things, cyber security, consumer products and packaging, and more.
The MS in Mechatronics Engineering will provide a comprehensive coverage of Mechatronics Engineering to sharpen the skills of graduates and for those with experience of the industry, who wish to acquire the modern skills/expertise which are necessary to meet the changeless of 21st century. The program aims to provide an in-depth knowledge in the fundamentals, design, analysis and operation of mechatronic systems. A graduate of this program will be equipped with a mixture of complex knowledge and concepts across various disciplines and will have a considerable advantage in seeking employment in research and technology companies with computer-integrated manufacturing systems, as well as with research centers that develop and use advanced automation equipment. The key objectives of the program are as follows:
Mechatronics Engineering spans a broad spectrum of engineering topics such as: Computer Aided Design (CAD); Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM); Numerical Control (NC); Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM); Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS); Robotics & Automation; Product Design; Tools and Machines; Internet of Things; Structural Health and Condition Monitoring; Manufacturing Processes and Quality Control.
After the MS degree in Mechatronics Engineering, the graduates will have a choice of jobs in different industries, that include mechanical, electrical, control, automation, and computing related industries. The choice could range from: