Welcome to Mechatronics
The Mechatronics Engineering BE(Hons) Degree Programme is a new degree provided by the Mechanical Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at the University of Canterbury. Mechatronics refers to the efficient and effective integration of mechanical systems and electronics. It is a blend of mechanics and electronics, and has come to mean the synergistic use of precision engineering, control theory, computer science, mathematics, and sensor technology to design enhanced or "smart" products, processes and systems.
Welcome from the Director of the Mechatronics Programme at UC, Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase
Mechatronics Engineering Graduate Joseph Corbett-Davies, currently studying a PhD in Mechanical Engineering researching algorithms for control and planning in robotic systems at Cornell University in New York State, has received a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award to support his studies.The Fulbright Awards are for promising New Zealand graduates to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields targeted to support growth and innovation in New Zealand.
Mechatronics Engineering Graduate awarded J R Templin Trust scholarship
Congratulations to Mechatronics Engineering Graduate Joseph Corbett-Davies who has been awarded a scholarship from the J R Templin Trust towards his postgraduate study in Robotics in the United States.
University of Canterbury honours mechatronics engineering graduate Angus Watson will use a Sir Peter Blake youth ambassador scholarship to live in the Antartic for six weeks later this year to collate energy data important to the future of the frozen continent.