Mechatronics

Mechatronics, as underlying industrial technology, is crucial for further development of manufacturing, transport, medical, aerospace and other sectors. This multidisciplinary program provides systematic fusion of knowledge and methods within the fields of mechanical, control and computer engineering, which enables the graduates to develop, implement or maintain increasingly complex technical systems.

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Code 6121EX017
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle First cycle
Field Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Language English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
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Values

Studies

Mechatronics – engineering „decathlon“

These interdisciplinary studies allow to gain knowledge and practical skills in mechanical, control and computer engineering as well as apply them for problem solving through systems approach. The program provides a broad technical background, which is highly advantageous when opting for further graduate studies in mechatronics, mechanical engineering, control technologies or other related fields.

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 that is required when solving complex and diverse technical problems. In this program students are introduced to the applied mechanical, electrical, electronics and control engineering, gain knowledge in design of structures and mechanisms through application of conventional and smart materials as well as learn the design, programming and implementation of mechatronic and robotic systems. The acquired multidisciplinary and team working skills enable the students of Mechatronics to become effective contributors in various collaborative projects related to design, development, installation or maintenance of complex machines and devices.

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 employees 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 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 mechatronics and robotics.

 

Skills

Materials – metals, polymers, smart materials, composites
Structures – strength, stability, deformations, stresses
Elements – sensors, actuators, controllers, drives
Robotic systems – design, programming, installation, quality assurance


Understanding of Structural Materials and Elements Design and analysis of structures Management and programming of mechatronic systems Design, analysis and maintenance of mechatronic systems

Testimonials

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

"Seagate Technology LLC" (Minneapolis, USA), Chief Research Engineer

 

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 solve new production engineering problems, plan their solution strategy, apply new problem solving methods.
– To develop new product and methods for design of products and production processes.
– To plan and conduct analytical, modelling and experimental research of production engineering problems.
– To process and interpret the data of experiments, analytical research or practical production situations, provide conclusions and recommendations.

 

Student’s skills
– Able to integrate knowledge of various industrial engineering areas, broad world view and manage difficult situations.
– Able to conceptualise engineering systems and production engineering processes aiming to create additional value.
– Able to assess the content of engineering solutions in terms of ethics, social, economic aspects, human health and safety, to comply with the rules of professional ethics.
– Able to work efficiently both, individually and as a member of interdisciplinary team.

 

 

You may become

– Initiation of engineering projects;
– Coordination of implementation of engineering projects, preparation of documents and monitoring of project implementation processes;
– Forming of the group of engineering project, formulation of the task.

– Organisation of the work of subordinate personnel;
– Assurance of production quality, timely performance of orders and production tasks;
– Production planning and control of plan implementation, control of production indicators, preparation, management and supervision of documentation.

– Control and improvement of the quality of production processes for quality assurance in products;
– Organisation, supervision, control of the work of employees of production divisions;
– Maintenance of quality management system, its constant improvement and updates, management of all documents related to process and product quality.

– 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 ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation 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.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject

Mathematics

0,4

Final exam

Second subject

Physics

0,4

Final exam

Third subject

English language

0,2

IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2595 €
Price per credit 43,25 €
 
NOTE
Prices are being reviewed for the upcoming intake and are due to confirmation until 1st of April 2019

 

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