Bachelor's degree programme B3A

Branch: Mechatronics

Academic year: 2017/18

Guarantor: doc. Ing. Robert Grepl, Ph.D.

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Further information on website

www.umt.fme.vutbr.cz/en/study/introduction.html

Characteristics of the branch

Student of the course Mechatronics will occupy him/herself with the behaviour and properties of mechatronic systems, whose structure consists of mechanical and electronic elements and their behaviour exhibit certain degree of artificial intelligence.
Mechatronics presents a synergetic integration of precise mechanics, electro engineering and electronics with an intelligent computer control. That makes the mechatronics very attractive, because one can hardly find any product and/or technical system in the up-to-date engineering, which would not include both corner stone electromechanical (hydraulical, pneumatical, etc.) structure and electronic control unit. These complex technical systems are from the very beginning designed as an interactive ensemble which gives rise to the so called synergetic effect. As a result, final product exhibits better properties than mere combinations of single subsystems of a different type.
Teaching courses on Mechatronics, as a self-contained engineering discipline fostered at the Brno University of Technology, are covered by the Institutes of Solid Mechanics and Automation and Comuter Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FME) in collaboration with the Department of Power Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communications (FEEC). Thus, there is an inter-faculty study where lectures are delivered by experts from several departments of FME and FEEC. Computer rooms and labs of both Faculties stand on disposal. Moreover, within the structure of the Institute of Solid Mechanics one can find affiliations of prominent European firms HBO and Bruel&Kjaer Vibro; hence this provides an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates as well to acquaint with the latest testing and laboratory equipments and software products used for processing of measurement data.

Learning outcomes and competences

Aim of the study is to gain basic interdisciplinary knowledge of mechanics, electronics and computer science, and the ability of their creative application to design of mechatronic systems. Such systems show certain degree of intelligent behavior, are able to respond to changing environment, detect critical operating states and to optimize its response to dynamic changes of boundary conditions. Besides theory, the study is concentrated to experimental verification of acquired knowledge in laboratories, equipped by reputable producers of measurement technology that have their commercial representation at the institute. Our goal is to pass on to our students a solid theoretical basis together with practical experience in the area of Mechatronics.

Entry requirements

Completed secondary-school education and successfully passed entrance examination (if not remitted by the dean).

Career prospects

Career prospects of our students are versatile thanks to broad scientific basis of mechatronics. Our graduates work in both mechanical and electro engineering companies and the demand for their interdisciplinary qualification still grows. Last but not least, the system approach applied to problem solution in mechatronics now increasingly boosts in economics, biomedicine and business.

Advanced courses

There is also the possibility to follow up in the master program of mechatronics and later continue in the subsequent PhD program, with a prospect to scientific or academic career.

Study stays abroad, international cooperation

Our students take part in the SOCRATES/ERASMUS exchange program according to bilateral agreements with the following institutions:

Germany:        TU Darmstadt - FB Mechanik,   

                        TU Chemnitz,

                        Fachhochschule Merseburg

Poland:           Warsaw Polytechnic, Faculty of Mechatronics,

                        Faculty of Mech.Eng., ATR Bydgoszcz

Dennmark:      University College of Aarhus

Ireland:           Dublin City University, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng.

Portugal:         Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Portugal

Malta:              The University of Malta

Special offer

Bachelor’s degree Study Programme of the study branch Mechatronics offers:

  • to acquire knowledge from the field of mechanics, electro engineering, electronics and computer science;
  • to acquaint with modern engineering support products used in pertinent scientific fields and with control algorithms based upon the methods of artificial intelligence as well;
  • master studies within the appropriate Master’s study Programmes organised at FME or FEEC
  • study stays abroad during master and doctoral studies as well;
  • higher job opportunity, since mechatronic engineers can work in both mechanical engineering oriented companies and electro engineering oriented companies. Last but not least note that ”the mechatronic approach” to the solution of problems increasingly boosts in economics, biomedicine and business.

Study adviser:

doc. Ing. Robert Grepl, Ph.D., tel: (+420) 541 142 853, e-mail: grepl@fme.vutbr.cz