Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering which combines a fundamental background in mechanical engineering with light-current electrical engineering. Many universities and other institutions world-wide are now offering courses or degrees in Mechatronics, and it is increasingly recognised that this combination of mechanical and electrical engineering studies equips graduates with an excellent basis upon which to build valuable engineering roles in modern industry.
At UCT, graduate students in Mechatronics have the opportunity to work on challenging and highly novel projects in a diverse array of fields. Regular research meetings allow students to share their progress, and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The Mechatronics Research Lab is located high on the slopes of Devil's Peak, and provides students with office space, a workshop, and plenty of testing space to let their projects fly, roll, crawl and run unimpeded.