Welcome to the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Air University!
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering field comprising the design and development of smart electromechanical systems. Mechatronics system design philosophy utilizes a synergistic integration of Mechanics, Electronics and Computer Technology to produce enhanced, intelligent and automatic products, processes or systems.
In Pakistan, Mechatronics is well-suited to the industry as it provides the right mix of mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer programming to enable an engineer to grapple with the essentials of industry. The Department aspires to be the leading center of academic education and training in mechatronics engineering in the country and aims to provide engineers who can think, operate and innovate changes in inter-disciplinary technology environments.
The Mechatronics Engineering Department was established in 2003 with B.E. and M.S. degree programs. The Department now has an academic staff with PhD faculty members and faculty members registered for, or nearing completion, of their Ph.D. degrees. The mission of the faculty of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering is to educate the undergraduate, as well as graduate students of the department in essential areas of the core components of mechatronics engineering: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer sciences, and to enable them to model, design, fabricate and operate engineering systems which draw their strengths from a synergy of technologies.
At a graduate level, the department aims to concentrate on instrumentation, sensors, actuators, control systems and integration of them to establish an intelligent system. The M.S. program allows a student sufficient time after the completion of the mandatory eight-course teaching program, to pursue a research area at an internationally acceptable level. An M.S. thesis is aimed at producing work of international standards. The Department started PhD program in Mechatronics Engineering in 2015 with research emphasis in the areas of robotics, sensors & actuators and automation.
Apart from teaching, the faculty is engaged in research in the areas of control systems, MEMS, robotics, automation and intelligent energy systems. This research has been published and presented in international conferences and journals.