As an engineering discipline, Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of mechanical, electronic, control and computer engineering. The key factor is the integration of these areas during the design process.
Today, the technical background necessary for a mechatronic engineer to design an automated machine, component, or process is very different from that of 30 years ago.
The underlying difference is the availability of embedded computers used to control such machines. Where much functionality earlier on was placed in mechanics, using complicated linkages and cams to coordinate motion, today functionality has shifted to electronics, controlling small actuators, e.g. a car engine which today is packed with electronic control features.
Optimal design of these new multi-disciplinary systems not only requires from the mechatronic engineer that he or she needs to have knowledge of proper mechanical design principles, but also embedded computer control hardware and software sensors in order to measure variables of interests and actuation technologies.You will study topics like
- How can we design and control wind turbine systems?
- How can we develop and control wave energy systems?
- How can we develop mechatronics and mechatronic systems, e.g. robots and Segways?
- How is it possible to control all types of advanced energy systems?
Mechatronic Control Engineering (Energy Engineering) is a specialisation in the MSc programme Energy Engeneering offered by Aalborg University.
Job and career
Mechatronic Control engineers have a wide range of job opportunities. The gained knowledge enables MSc graduates to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.
Examples of possible employers:
- Sauer Danfoss in relation to control and development of hydraulic systems and components
- Vestas and Siemens Wind Power in relation to control, machines and hydraulic systems in wind turbines
- Wave energy industry
- Grundfos designing and controlling pumps
- Danfoss Drives for developing controllers
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Dynamic Modelling of Electrical Machines and Control Systems
- Non‐linear Control and Multi‐body Systems
- Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Advanced Statistics
- For students with a BSc degree from another university: Control Theory and MATLAB
- Control of Electrical Drive Systems and Converters
- Multi Variable Control
- Optimisation Theory and Reliability
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEnergy & Power Engineering Mechatronics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Admission to the MSc programme in Mechatronic Control Engineering presupposes a BSc degree in Mechatronic Control Engineering, Dynamic Systems, or similar.
International13514 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6757 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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