Hi Guys, Here is a brief overview of my background I am an older engineering student (28) currently in a masters program for mechanical engineering. My undergraduate studies were in chemistry and I had worked in previously as an analytical chemist operating, developing, and maintaining all types of instrumentation for chemical or biochemical analysis. Prior to entering the engineering school I beefed up on math courses to make up for some deficiencies I may have had. Since entering the program I have taken it upon myself to sit in on a number of undergraduate courses to gain a basic understanding of topics which are covered in the more advanced graduate classes. So far this includes statics, mechanics of materials, and thermodynamics, with fluid mechanics, dynamics, mech eng design, control, and heat transfer on my list. I know this sounds ambitious, but I have spaced it out so that I am not overloaded during semesters where I am taking graduate courses. So far I seem to be learning a lot from the classes and doing well in my program. I chose to pursue engineering as I would like to become a medical device engineer and at the time, it seemed that studying mechanical engineering was the best way to get there. As I have come to understand the medical device industry better, it seems that my true fascination is with bio/medical instrumentation. However, it appears many of the areas which I enjoy most (i.e. circuits, signals, sensors, embedded systems) are on the electrical/computer engineering side of the fence. This semester I took a class focused on medical instrumentation and seemed to come alive when I was doing circuit analysis and schematic capture. Usually ME's in the bioengineering seem to focus more on biomechanics (i.e. bone, biofluid, and soft tissue biomechanics). Sometimes I feel like I'm the odd one in the bunch or that I am some sort of an impostor given my natural interests and inclinations seem to be a bit outside of what might normally be considered part of meche. Are these feelings normal? I have heard from people that meche's in fact do play a role in engineering new bioinstrumentation, but I am not exactly sure of what the angle would be. Which subjects would they study? How would they get into that field? What kind of technical skills would they focus on attaining? Recently I expressed my career aspirations to my academic advisor, he recommended a course in mechatronics that is being offered in next couple semesters. I don't know a whole lot about the topic, but syllabus shows the course will cover some topics in electronics, microcontrollers, and programming in C. It looks interesting and I have had some exposure to these areas in the past. Would anyone be willing to provide some insight on the scope of mechatronics in medical devices and possible applications? My apology for the extra long post. Any feedback would be great.