Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Mechatronics) - Course Overview

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B. Tech Mechatronics Engineering is a 4- year long undergraduate program, divided further into 8 semesters, with each semester lasting 6 months. In each semester, students are taught separate sets of theoretical subjects with practical lab sessions. The minimum eligibility for this course is a 10+2 / Higher Secondary qualification with Biology, Maths, and Chemistry as main subjects.

 

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  1. Sastra University
  2. NMIMS, Mumbai
  3. Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur
  4. MIT, Manipal
  5. Chandigarh University

The average tuition fee for this course ranges from INR 1 to 3 lacs p.a.

 

The mode of admission is entrance examinations carried out by different universities like JEE, UPSEE, AIEEE, and State- level examinations.

 

B. Tech Mechatronics Engineering is the discipline that combines mechanical and electronic engineering. The program equips engineers with skills to design, construct and run factory production lines and automated processes, where they use their skills in computers, micro-controllers, programmable logic controllers, programming, industrial sensors, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric drives, the design of mechanical structures, mechanisms and knowledge of manufacturing processes.

Successful graduates of the course can find employment in industries like manufacturing, automobile, software etc. Some of the companies that hire such graduates are TATA, Ford, and NASA etc. They are hired in departments such as Technical Services, Machine Designer, Packaging Engineer, Automation Specialist and Human/Machine Interface (HMI) Programming. Average starting salary offered ranges generally between INR 4 to 8 Lacs per year, which increases with experience in the field.

Some of the main highlights of the course are listed here.

Course LevelGraduate
Duration4 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 with science subjects
Admission ProcessBased on counseling after clearing Entrance Tests (JEE Main, AIEEE, UPSEE, KCET, COMEDK) or Direct Admission for few.
Course FeeINR 1.5 Lacs p.a.
Average Starting salaryINR 4 to 10 Lacs
Top recruiting companiesTATA, Ford, NASA etc
Job DescriptionTechnical Services, Machine Designer, Packaging Engineer, Automation Specialist, Human/Machine Interface (HMI) Programmer

B.Tech Mechatronics Engineering is the study of the moving parts that drive robots, electronics, and machines. This 4- year long course primarily focusses on aspects of developing novel products based on mechatronic principles. Candidates are taught about electronic and mechanical systems, process control and instrumentation, and robotics and automated manufacturing.

 

Mechatronics engineering is the study of the interface between mechanical engineering and electronics. As a broad academic discipline, it embraces mechanical engineering, manufacturing, electronics and computer technology.

 

B.Tech Mechatronics Engineering offers an advanced insight into engineering fields such as mechanical, electrical, electronics, computer science, instrumentation, & control systems. The program offers these following benefits:

 

  1. A well-equipped Mechatronics laboratory experience with state-of-the-art automation equipment including CNC Equipment, Hydraulic & Pneumatic kits, PLC trainer kits, a 6-axis robot etc.
  2. Student curriculum is well planned & designed.
  3. Along with core subjects, students have the liberty to choose from a wide variety of program electives and open electives.
  4. Apart from the curriculum, industrial visits are encouraged to provide students with the ample practical exposure.
  5. Eminent guests from industry/research sectors are invited for guest lecturers / special talks periodically.

Listed here are some of the top institutes offering the course in India. Also listed are the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective institutes.

Name of InstituteCityAverage Annual Fees
Manipal UniversityManipalINR 1.4 Lacs
UPESDehradunINR 2.8 Lacsp.a.
SRM UniversityTamil NaduINR 1.4 Lacs p.a.
GD GoenkaHaryanaINR 2 Lacs p.a.
LPUJalandharINR 1.8 Lacs p.a.

Candidates wishing to pursue the course need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

  1. Citizenship: Indian nationals.
  2. Qualification: Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, 12th grade or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics, and English as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any technical vocational subjects as optional with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Admissions are conducted on the basis of rank obtained in the All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test MU-OET, GATA (Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission), UPESEAT, JEE Main etc. and performance in the personal interview.

 

Foreign/NRI Category: Admissions are based on the score obtained in the qualifying examination.

 

Note: Candidates can apply under any of General and Foreign/NRI categories. Change of category from Foreign/NRI to General after admission is not entertained.

 

Given below is a comprehensive semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.

Semester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
Physics IPhysics IIMathematics IIIMaterials Technology
ChemistryMathematics IIOOPs with C++Embedded System
Mathematics IEnglish CommunicationEngineering ThermodynamicsMechanics of Solids
Design ThinkingEngineering GraphicsAnalog and Digital ElectronicsTheory of Machine
Environmental StudiesBasic Electrical & ElectronicsElectrical MachineInstrumentation & Control
Engineering MechanicsComputer ProgrammingOpen Elective IOpen Elective II
Workshop TechnologyElectrical & Electronics LabOOPs LabMaterials Testing Lab
Engineering Workshop LabPhysics II LabEngineering Graphics Lab IIEmbedded System Programming Lab
Physics Lab IComputer Programming LabElectrical Drives and Electronics LabTheory of Machine Lab
Chemistry Lab---
Semester VSemester VISemester VIISemester VIII
Manufacturing TechnologyDesign of Machine ElementsDigital Signal ProcessingTheory of Automation
Fluid Mechanics & MachineryProgram Logic Controller & HMIMechatronics System DesignProgram Elective IV
Robotics & ControlHydraulics and PneumaticsDistributed Control SystemProgram Elective V
Open Elective IIICAD/CAMProgram Elective IIIMajor Project II
Program Elective IProgram Elective IIMechatronics Lab-
Manufacturing Technology LabHydraulics and Pneumatics LabDigital Signal Processing Lab-
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery LabCAD/CAM LabComprehensive Viva-
Robotics & Control LabPLC & HMI LabMajor Project I-
Minor Project IMinor Project IISummer Internship-
Program Elective LabIndustrial Visit--

Successful graduates of the course may choose from industries like automobile, automation, software solutions, consulting, product development, pharmaceuticals, research, aerospace, defense, and energy as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, drugs, furniture and processing of chemicals and foods etc.

 

Such graduates also have the option of pursuing post- graduation in fields such as robotics, automation, aviation, aerospace, controls, manufacturing, embedded systems, communication, and energy.

 

B.Tech Mechatronics Engineering graduates are placed in firms like Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Honda 2 Wheelers, Michelin, TCS, WIPRO, Accenture, IBM, MU-Sigma, Ingersoll Rand, etc.

 

They are employed in industries such as design, research and development, sales, production management, safety, and quality.

 

Top recruiting industries:

 

  1. Robotics
  2. Aerospace
  3. Defence
  4. Automotive and Manufacturing

 

Some of the top companies that recruit successful graduates of B. Tech in Mechatronics Engineering are as follows:

 

  1. Honeywell
  2. TATA
  3. FIAT
  4. HYUNDAI
  5. JRF
  6. General Motors
  7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  8. Google

 

Listed here are the various job positions offered to successful graduates of the course. Also listed are the corresponding salaries offered for the respective roles.

Job ProfilePay Scale
Industrial Automation EngineerAvg. 3.8 Lakh p.a.
Automation Design EngineerAvg. 3.1 Lakh p.a.
Control Systems EngineerAvg. 4.9 Lakh p.a.
Robotics Application EngineerAvg. 3.5 Lakh p.a.
Maintenance Engineer for Automation SystemAvg. 3 Lakh p.a.
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