In this article, you will be reading about the field of mechatronics. Many Indian students select engineering courses each year, after passing 12th science stream. Most of them are not much knowledgeable about the field of mechatronics. Each day, I get queries related to this discipline of engineering. In this article, I’ve mentioned some advantages of pursuing this course. This post has been written keeping engineering education aspirants in mind, who are keen on pursuing mechatronics course.
Before heading to the main point of the article- advantages of pursuing mechatronics engineering, let us take a look at basic details associated with this field of engineering. Mechatronics is a relatively new field. It can be said to be an integrated field, consisting of elements of other engineering fields/branches. The field of mechatronics can be said to be a combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, IC engineering, system engineering and computer engineering. As I told you before, it is an integrated course, consisting of concepts and portion from various other engineering branches!
Let us take a look at the formats of mechatronics course available. They are-
- B.E./B.Tech. Mechatronics
- Diploma in Mechatronics
- B.Sc. in Mechatronics
Other than the above entries, graduates who are from other relevant fields may also take up this field by taking up mechatronics as a PG course! Some such PG courses are- M.Sc. Mechatronics, M.E./M.Tech. Mechatronics, Robotics etc.
Let us take a look at some of the major advantages of pursuing mechatronics course-
Advantages of mechatronics course
1 It is relatively new and less saturated
When it comes to other engineering branches, there are lots of graduates passing out of colleges each year, adding to the number of job seekers. This trend has resulted in the over saturation of the job market. Only graduates from reputed colleges are able to land decent jobs. Other graduates usually have to settle for jobs offering mediocre/low salary.
Mechatronics is a relatively new field. It is being offered at lesser number of colleges. This ensures that the number of graduates passing out of colleges each year is not too high. Thus, it is safe to say that job market saturation level is not that high, in case of mechatronics field! Also it is one of the fastest developing fields, with new areas of applications and job opportunities being introduced quickly.
2 Numerous areas of applications
Mechatronics has wide areas of applications. Many engineering branches have less areas of applications. But this field has got loads to offer. Some of the well known areas of applications are-
- Biomedical systems
- Computer Science
- Electrical systems
- Mechanical systems
The availability of wide areas of applications is helpful to graduates. Do read the next section to know more about it-
The availability of wide areas of applications ensures that mechatronics graduates remain versatile. They are usually able to build a career any of the areas of applications mentioned above! This is not something that engineering graduates from all other branches get to enjoy! Due to this versatility and acquisition of multiple skills and varied knowledge, mechatronics graduates will get an edge in the job market.
4 Availability of lucrative areas of specialization
After completing undergraduate level mechatronics course, graduates may take up PG courses that will enable them to specialize in a particular discipline. There are some very good areas of specializations available at the moment. Some of them are-
The above mentioned disciplines are developing at a rapid pace. The research and development sector associated with them are particularly lucrative. One may build a promising career by selecting any such lucrative discipline.
5 Good job scope abroad
Indian students looking to build a career abroad will love this point. Disciplines such as robotics, nanotechnology and biomechatronics are being given huge attention by developed countries. Qualified mechatronics professionals are in huge demand in those countries. Salary package offered to mechatronics professionals there is very good.