BEng Mechatronics & Industrial Instrumentation Engineering

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Program Description

The increasing demand for current and future technologies requires that modern engineers embrace multidisciplinary skills in order to meet the evolving needs of the industry. With this requirement, engineers are being looked upon to design and develop machinery with a computer and electrical controls from automobiles, aircraft, power generation systems, mining and manufacturing to health and safety systems.

The programme is designed to produce engineers knowledgeable about and competent to employ new and emerging technologies that are crucial to maintaining modern society’s competitive industries. Many industries rely heavily on the use of systems and equipment that are powered by mechanical principles, electronics, computers and control systems. Increasingly engineers are required to design and develop machinery with a computer, mechanical and electronic controls. These technical skills are fundamental in industries and production systems. Mechatronics and Industrial Instrumentation is a multidisciplinary field combining mechanical, electronics, instrumentation, software and control engineering. It will equip the student with a range of skills required to design and maintain innovative solutions to automated modern industrial systems. The modules you will study include computer architecture, Control Engineering, Data Acquisitions and Networks, Electronics, Industrial Automation, and Control, Instrumentation, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Measurement, Mechanical Systems, Software Modelling. The graduate of this programme can follow a wide range of careers in industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, heavy plant, chemical and allied industries. They can function as Automation Engineers, Data Logging Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Control Systems Engineers, Instrumentation Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Process Plant Engineers and Maintenance Engineers.

Last updated October 2018

About the School

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology is a Government of Botswana supported institution established through the BIUST Act (CAP 57:05) as a research-intensive University that ... Read More

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology is a Government of Botswana supported institution established through the BIUST Act (CAP 57:05) as a research-intensive University that specializes in Engineering, Science and Technology at both undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) levels. It is located on an expansive and ecologically diverse 2,500-hectare site of gently sloping land in the Tswapong Hills, south-east of Palapye. The University is a national strategic initiative that is intended to serve as one of the key platforms for transforming Botswana’s economy from being resource based to knowledge-based through skills capacity building in Engineering, Science, and Technology. Read less