Mechatronics

The programme provides and cultivates interdisciplinary engineering skills, which are based on the systematic combination of knowledge and methods within the fields of mechanical, control and computer engineering, thereby enabling the graduates to effectively solve complex technical problems related to design, analysis, quality assurance, maintenance, monitoring and diagnostics of macro and micro mechatronic systems.

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Code 6211EX017
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle Second cycle
Field Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Language English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
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Values

Studies

Mechatronics – engineering „decathlon“

Studies in Mechatronics occupy the crossroads of several engineering sciences and allow to gain and selectively deepen the knowledge and practical skills in mechanics, control systems, electronics and information technology through application of systems approach. The programme encompasses a wide range of elective courses, which provide favorable conditions for students to specialize in the preferred domain of mechatronics: from structural design to adaptive control, from product development to maintenance, from macro to micro mechatronics systems. The accumulated multidisciplinary background enables the graduates to opt for a research-oriented carrier by pursuing PhD degree in mechanical engineering or other fields related to mechatronics.

Knowledge and skills

Multidisciplinary competences for creative problem solving

Modern industry faces an increasing shortage of versatile professionals, who possess a wide-ranging engineering skillset. In this programme students gain knowledge in technical project management, integrated product development, computer-aided design and manufacturing. The syllabus focuses on methods and tools applied for design and analysis of electromechanical, automated, robotic, control and embedded systems as well as introduces to the methods and tools used in production information systems, nanoengineering, machine monitoring and diagnostics. These multidisciplinary courses provide a solid foundation for a graduate to become effective in design, development, installation and maintenance of a wide range of complex machinery and devices. It is not uncommon that experts in mechatronics take a leading role in the process of innovative product development.

Career

Mechatronic qualifications meet the needs of modern industry

The engineering industry is among the largest employers, therefore the students in Mechatronics have an ample selection when planning their carrier path. In Lithuania alone there are about 2000 companies, where many job positions are related to mechatronics to some extent. Therefore, the graduates are successfully employed in nearly all manufacturing and service sectors, where they pursue carriers as CAD designers and product developers, research analysts, automation and operation engineers, instrumentation and quality control engineers, maintenance and support engineers as well as sales engineers, technical consultants or project managers. Alternatively, the graduates may embark on a research path within the academia and R&D organizations or establish start-ups in order to develop and commercialize high added-value mechatronic products.

Demand

Competitive advantage in the job market of today and tomorrow

Due to interdisciplinary knowledge and skills the graduates of Mechatronics are valued by employers as being able to more rapidly adapt to specific requirements of a particular engineering-oriented job position. This professional flexibility facilitates pursuit of various carrier paths within different manufacturing industries as well as within technical service sector. Experts in mechatronics are crucial in highly innovative and internationally competing manufacturing companies, where process automation is inevitably based on mechatronic technologies. Mechatronics engineers are particularly welcome in industrial and R&D sectors of the developed countries, where smart macro/micro-mechatronic systems are continually developed and implemented in advanced technological machinery, robotics, medical and testing devices, aerospace and automotive equipment.

Infrastructure

The most advanced mechatronics laboratories in Lithuania

KTU pioneered the studies in mechatronics in Lithuania and has the long-standing experience in the field as well as provides open access to a wide range of the state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. As part of their curriculum, the students acquire useful hands-on experience in various mechatronics, robotics and clean-room laboratories.

 

Skills

Structures – design, numerical modeling and analysis, dynamics
Elements – actuators, sensors, controllers, embedded systems, microsystems, MEMS
Technologies – CAD, CAE, CAM, SCADA, nanotechnologies, monitoring, diagnostics
Robotic systems – automation, assembly, programmable logic controllers, installation, maintenance, quality assurance

Design and analysis of mechanical elements of mechatronic systems Design and analysis of control elements of mechatronic systems Maintenance and monitoring of mechatronic systems Design, materials and fabrication of microsystems (MEMS)

Testimonials

Clemens Dicke

SON-X, Project manager

 

I graduated in Germany with my bachelor´s degree in Mechatronics at the University of Applied Science Koblenz. Afterwards I decided to continue my studies abroad at the Kaunas technological University (KTU). Here I attended the master program of mechatronics with a specialization in micro- and nanotechnology. At the University I acquired a lot of useful knowledge according measurement methods to analyze nanostructures and materials as well as innovative manufacturing processes such as 3D-printing, electron beam melting, etc. In contrast to my technical subjects I was also able to take some classes in Lithuanian language which was quite a challenge. Still I managed to learned some important basics like how to order drinks in a bar or ask for someone´s name.

Dr. Vytis Varnavičius

JSC „Kitron“, LEAN and quality manager

 

My professional experience shows that the graduates of Mechatronics program have valuable knowledge in application of smart materials, process modeling based on virtual systems, process automation, adaptive control systems as well as engineering project management. Strong competences in these and related Mechatronics domains are crucial nowadays when undertaking technical projects related with product development, analysis and upscaling of manufacturing. I would also note that these competences are indispensable in electronics industry, where we observe an obvious trend of shrinking system dimensions, increasing integration density as well as fusion of electronic and micromechanical components.

Dr. Antanas Daugėla

Senior Development Engineer at the corporation "Seagate Technology LLC" (Mineapolis, JAV)

 

The knowledge, acquired during my studies at KTU, helped my successful professional activities and career. Mechatronics is the area, which provides wide opportunities both for a career and for a constant improvement.

Career

Student’s competences:
– To apply new solutions and application methods of mechatronics engineering problems.
– To make engineering solutions when facing a complex, technically undefined and incomprehensive information.
– To assess the latest achievements in mechatronics, to have knowledge of the latest materials, production methods and reliability.

Student’s skills:
– Able to apply mechatronics knowledge in critical assessment and solving of myriad of new problems.
– Able to conduct tests, model or simulate functionality and operational properties of mechatronic systems.
– Able to use the principles of engineering management, understands interaction of its structural elements, is able to assess operational and environmental safety aspects in engineering activities.
– Able to process and provide information and arguments for various audiences.

 

 

You may become

– Design, modelling, analysis and improvement of industrial equipment, automation/robotics systems, precision machinery and mechanical and/or control components of various other mechatronic equipment;
– Search for rational engineering solutions and options of effective constructions. Preparation and coordination of technical projects, preparation of design and technological documentation (drawings, models, specifications);
– Development and testing of models, samples and prototypes.

– Preparation, coordination of projects for development or modernisation of mechatronic products, survey of product demand, assessment of industrialisation possibilities;
– Applied scientific research, experimental/technological development works and their coordination.

– Supervision, improvement of technological processes and quality assurance;
– Operation of industrial equipment, technical maintenance, adjustment, identification and elimination of defects, correction of the equipment’s operational parameters.

– Introduction of automation measures for technological processes in production;
– Search for rational automation and robotisation solutions, solving of the issues of efficient use of the measures of monitoring, diagnostics and computerised control;
– Analysis of the operation of technological equipment and improvement of efficiency.

– Installation and coordination of mechatronic equipment;

– Consultations to customers on equipment’s operation, technical assistance, analysis of malfunctions, proposal of solutions for elimination of defects.

– Consultations to customers on equipment’s operation, technical assistance, analysis of malfunctions, proposal of solutions for elimination of defects;
– Expert-consultation activities in the fields of technical products and services related to mechatronic technologies and creation, acquisition, development, installation or adaptation of various integrated systems. Identification of rational engineering solutions, technical expertise, preparation of projects.

– Production planning and organisation, supervision of production quality and deadlines, motivation, development and control of employees;
– Preparation/update of the company’s documentation corresponding to the requirements of good manufacturing practice (GMP);
– Selection of equipment, negotiations with suppliers.

– Development of the company’s operational strategy;
– Management of the organisation;
– Making and implementation of production development policy.

– Performance of scientific research works with appropriate application of theoretical models, experimental/laboratory equipment and machinery, and announcement of the results;
– Implementation of experimental development projects and dissemination of results;
– Participation in expert, educational activities, preparation of specialists.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 4300 €
Price per credit 71,67 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €

 

Financial support