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Electronics and bionics or Mechatronics?

  1. Aug 6, 2012 #1

    I've been accepted to university to both fields that I have chosen, but I can't decide, they both seem good.
    The subjects are - Electronics and bionics, Mechatronics.

    A little about my backround;

    I've graduated in industrial automatics, and know thing or two in programming and I understand electronic circuits. And both fields seem interesting to me.


    As I've understood, mechatronics is about programming and mechanical physics, also you need to know how circuits work. Basically most industries are based on mechatronics.

    Bionics seem to be very related to mechatronics, but they don't teach programming there.
    On the other hand the subject digs into biological organisms and ties it with electronics, so it's mostly work in medical technologies.

    What I'm asking, is, which subject would have potential for work after graduating?

    Thanks for reading the whole thing:blushing:
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  3. Aug 7, 2012 #2
    Mechatronics might be more relevant to the current industries, but biotech and thus also bionics are future fields, which have ongoing research. But I'd guess there are not many industry jobs in biotech yet, it's mostly research at this point.

    Depends on what you want to do and know/study really.

    And what comes to programming, it's not really taught or learnt in school, but rather by doing it.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012
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