Mr. Samson

Department Head Of Mechatronics Engineering
Lecturer and Researcher at Mechatronics Engineering



P.O.Box: 208


Mechatronics Engineering Department:

The term Mechatronics was first used by Japanese engineers in the mid-sixties to signify a combination of mechanical and electronics principles in product design. There are many formal definitions of the term available in open literature but the one that is most commonly used is “Synergistic Combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control, and intelligent software in a systems framework, used in the design of products and manufacturing processes.” More simply stated, Mechatronics is “Designing intelligent or smart machines.” Robots are probably one the earliest and most well-known examples of mechatronic systems. At the current time mechatronics principles are in use in a variety of fields including automotive, aerospace, power generation, personal communication, automation, manufacturing, healthcare, and others.

Mechatronic design results in improvements both to existing products, such as in microcontrolled drilling machines, as well as to new products and systems. A key prerequisite in building successful mechatronic systems is the fundamental understanding of the three basic elements of mechanics, control, and computers, and the synergistic application of these in designing innovative products and processes. Although all three building blocks are very important, mechatronics focuses explicitly on their interaction, integration, and synergy that can lead to improved and cost-effective systems.

Moreover, Mechatronics responds to industry's increasing demand for engineers who are able to work across the boundaries of narrow engineering disciplines, to identify and use the proper combination of technologies for optimum solutions to today's increasingly challenging engineering problems.

Learn more about each of our programs:

Graduate program:

  • BSc in Mechatronics Engineering