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Is Mechatronics a good field?

  1. May 2, 2012 #1
    I am grade 12, looking into Mechatronics engineering. I think it looks interesting as it involves electrical, mechanical and software engineering, or so I've been led to believe. At the school I'm looking at for first years it is a general year unless you get into Mechatronics, which is a direct entry program. Even though the first year is basically the same. My questions are is it a good program, employable, interesting? Or will it be a weaker degree than a more traditional, concentrated one? The school I am looking at is Simon Fraser University if that matters.
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  3. May 2, 2012 #2
    Very good field--integrates the best parts of all 3 IMO (I'm in mechanical--design, manufacture and materials option BTW). It is focused mainly on the mechanical end of things but will definitely provide you with the necessary knowledge to program and/or electronically configure your system.
  4. May 2, 2012 #3
    Thanks, is does anyone know if it is employable though. I don't want to go into it for the money but I also don't want to spend 4+ years getting a degree no one sees as useful and thus not getting hired.
  5. May 2, 2012 #4
    The general rule is, if the major has the word "engineering" in it, it's highly employable.
  6. May 2, 2012 #5
    Okay, thanks.
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