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Mechatronics

Manufacturing & Engineering Technology

Building automated systems for industry using mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, and computer technology.

Mechatronics could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Fixing things
  • Using computers
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

About Mechatronics

Mechatronics includes mechanics, pneumatics, electronically controlled systems, programming, and robotics and systems development. It is the job of the mechatronics technician to combine these areas to design, build, maintain, and repair automated equipment, and programme equipment control systems. As well as factory assembly lines, mechatronics is used in everything from bottling machines to supermarket cash till and belt assemblies.

The Challenge

Competitors are required to:
  • Solve logic problems
  • Carry out system design
  • Assemble a machine according to documentation
  • Design a programme for controlling a machine
  • Connect a machine to its control system
  • Commission the machine to carry out its correct function to solve a series of practical operational problems
  • Interpret appropriate forms of technical documentation (e.g. circuits, displacement-step diagram)boxing, napkin folding and mise-en-place
  • Design electrical and pneumatic circuits by hand or by using commercially available software

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Mr Premarajan Ponnambath

Chief Executive Officer

Pixel Automation Pte Ltd

Deputy Chief Expert

Mr Alex Lim Chin Kee

Factory Automation Engineer

HewLett Packard Incorporation

Secretary

Mr Low Thian Chye Edmund

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ex-Officio

Ms Chin Siet Choo

Deputy Director

School of Engineering

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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