BSc in Department of Mechatronics


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BSc in Department of Mechatronics

Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of products and processes. Mechatronics is also defined as an interdisciplinary field of engineering science, which characterizes the interconnections between mechanical engineering, electrical/electronic engineering and computer science such that these interconnections are the basis for an "intelligent" behavior of a machine. The common feature of mechatronics extracted from these definitions is mainly the application of computer-based digital control techniques, through various electrical and electronic interfaces to achieve efficient mechanical functions.

Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronics, control engineering and computer science. The key element in mechatronics is the integration of these areas through the design process starting from the identification of the design need. Mechatronic products require the integration of mechanisms, actuators, sensors, computational hardware and control algorithms. Distinguishing features of the mechatronic products are: “the replacement of many mechanical functions with electronic ones, resulting in much greater flexibility; ease of re-design or reprogramming; the ability to implement distributed control in complex systems; and the ability to conduct automated data collection and reporting”. Due to these advantages of mechatronic design, the general trend in the industry is to make more and more intelligent products like intelligent dishwashers, washing machines and advanced automobiles. The new industry trend requires such a student profile that has some experience in mechatronics design and mechatronics philosophy.

Mechatronics is considered in its broader sense as the name given to a special philosophy behind the design and development of microprocessor-based products. The curriculum in the department of mechatronics engineering at Atilim University is designed to meet these requirements fully. The curriculum and courses aim true hands-on experience in mechatronics engineering, with special emphasis on the engineering design of mechatronic products.

Job opportunities

Job Opportunities for graduates of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering are diverse: from Hi-Tech private companies to large-scale engineering projects of the government and worldwide leading industrial companies. Our graduates are most successful in design and technology development work, front-end technology projects in a broad scope, like; industrial automation, robotic applications, automated systems, medical mechatronics etc. Many of our graduates have established their own companies with spin-off technology ideas developed during their university years.

Last updated Jan 2018

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Atilim University was founded by the Atilim Foundation on 15 July 1997 to serve as a Foundation University in the capacity of a legal entity pursuant to provisions of Law no. 2547 concerning the Foun ... Read More

Atilim University was founded by the Atilim Foundation on 15 July 1997 to serve as a Foundation University in the capacity of a legal entity pursuant to provisions of Law no. 2547 concerning the Foundation of Higher Education Institutes. Atılım’s goal is to develop individuals with the capability of attaining and putting to use the universal information required in the age of technology;- individuals who are knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields, able to work as members of a team, and are not afraid of competition. In addition, they will operate in close relationship with the international community while being able to protect and preserve artistic, cultural and historical values; be sensitive towards environmental issues while being dynamic, inquisitive and aware of their country’s problems. Atılım University is located on 250 acres of land in İncek one of the most recent and fastest developing residential areas of Ankara, 20 km from the City Centre and 7 km from the motorway. The campus contains faculty buildings, laboratories, conference halls, basketball and volleyball fields, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a condition hall, a swimming pool, recreation areas where outdoor activities are also carried out, cafeterias and restaurants. By spending your university days at ATILIM University you will get: ◦The opportunity to have your university education in a foreign language ◦The physical and systematic infrastructure required for the synthesis of the three basic facts, namely "education", "research" and "culture", which form the "university" concept ◦Education Programs at international standards (e.g. ABET 2000) ◦Competent academic team ◦The opportunity to have lectures in small classes and thus more active involvement in the learning process, ◦Modern laboratories equipped with the latest technology ◦The opportunity to communicate with faculty members on a one-to-one basis and have a real education and discussion atmosphere supported by a variety of social activities, Read less