Mechatronics

Mechatronics is engineering that creates hi-tech manufactured products and in industrial processes.

Examples include disc drives, cameras, artificial organs, jet engines, car assembly plants.

Mechatronics combines principally mechanics and electronics, as well as computer science and control theory, with product design and manufacturing.

Studying in this area involves learning about componentry, robotics, materials, technology, design, etc.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Automation control engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Robotics technician
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Instrument maker
  • New product designer
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Technician
  • Science teacher
  • Technology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

181% of national
median earnings


Employment

68%
Employed
5%
Unemployed
13%
Further study
14%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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