Mechatronics (MEC)

Mechatronics (MEC)2018-07-24T09:29:44+00:00


At present, most academic institutions and industries in the Asian region are only system integrators. Components are procured from more developed countries (e.g. computer numerically controlled machines, robots, and automated guided vehicles) and are integrated as a system (e.g. flexible manufacturing system). To support the growth of the region’s economy, expertise not only as system integrators but also as builders of components of advanced technologies must be developed. The growing number of electronic devices and the strong interactions between mechanical and electronic parts no longer permit separate investigations of these components.

Mechatronics provides new insights through an integrated consideration of mechanics, electronics and information technology. The curriculum is designed to provide multidisciplinary knowledge and to develop the ability to design mechatronics systems.

Programs leading to the award of AIT’s Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.

Preferred Background

For Master Program
Undergraduate degree in electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering or science; other engineering disciplines.

For Doctoral Program
One should have a good master’s degree in one of the above disciplines.

Course Structure

Course ID Title Semester Credits Remark
AT74.01 Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms and Robots 3(2-3) August Required
AT74.02 Control Theory 3(2-3) August Required
AT74.03 Sensing and Actuation 3(2-3) August Elective
AT74.04 Digital and Analog Circuit Design 3(2-3) August Elective
AT74.05 AI and Neuro-Fuzzy Theory 3(3-0) January Required
AT74.06 Pattern Recognition and Image Processing 3(2-3) January Required
AT74.07 Automation Technology 3(2-3) January Elective
AT74.08 Microprocessor Systems 3(2-3) January Elective
AT74.09 Robust and Adaptive Control 2(2-0) January Elective
AT74.9001 Selected Topic: E-Business for Technology 2 January Elective
AT74.9002 Selected Topic: Control 2 August Elective
AT74.9003 Selected Topic: Fundamental of Disk Drive Technology 2(2-0) August Elective
AT74.9004 Selected Topic: Precision Metrology 3 January Elective
AT74.9005 Selected Topic: Recent Advances in Image Processing 3 August Elective
AT74.9006 Selected Topic: ISE Seminar 1 January Elective
AT74.9007 Selected Topic: Servo Control 2 January Elective
AT74.9008 Selected Topic: Thesis Research and Academic Writing 1(1-0) January Elective
AT74.9009 Selected Topic: Applied Nonlinear Control 3(3-0) Intersem Elective
AT74.9010 Selected Topic: Sensor Fusion and Measurement System-Automated Mapping Technology 2(2-0) August Elective

In MT (Mechatronics), the minimum course requirements is 29 credits for Thesis option and 38 credits for Research study option.

Thesis Option Research Option
Required Courses 12 credits 12 credits
Elective Courses 15 credits 24 credits
Institute-wide Courses  2 credits 2 credits
Option 22 credits 10 credits
Total 51 credits *  48 credits

* The Institute-wide elective courses of 2 credits are included in the total course credits.