Master of Mechatronic Engineering

Introduction

Mechatronics Engineering is the interdisciplinary field of engineering dealing with the integration of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, computer programming and control engineering to design and produce precise and intelligent products and processes, which involves a mechanical structure containing actuators to make things move, a microcontroller to control the motion, sensors to allow the microcontroller to monitor the states of the system, and electronics to connect the other parts together.

 

 

The increasing demand locally and worldwide for engineers with such integrated knowledge was behind the idea of launching the master of Mechatronics engineering program beside the current Mechatronics bachelor program at Palestine Polytechnic University. The program aims at developing the Palestinian community and enhancing the technical and scientific capabilities of the Palestinian people; it will also focus on the development of the industrial sector and will promote scientific research.

 

 

Certainly, enriching the Palestinian society with post graduate scientific capabilities and skills in this field can guarantee applying the interdisciplinary knowledge and modern technology in the local manufacturing industry, products, processes and system design.

 

 

Who can apply?

 

Applicants having Bachelor degrees from universities recognized by the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education with an academic rating very good and above can apply for the master program at Palestine Polytechnic University. Bachelor Holders of one of the following engineering fields can apply for the program:

Mechatronics, Electromechanical, Mechanical, Automotive, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Production, Electrical and electronic, Communication, Power, Industrial Automation, Biomedical, Computer, industrial, Process, Systems, and any engineering field that fit the master Mechatronics program.

Degree Titles

Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering .

 

Degree Certificate

MSc in Mechatronics Engineering.

Program Duration

Program duration will be at least 2 years.

 

Study Plan:

The program is composed of 36 credit hours equivalent to 10 courses and a Master thesis. Students are able to choose up-to 4 courses from the electives list. The compulsory and elective courses are listed below.

Compulsory courses (24 Credit Hours)





Credit Hours

Course Name

Course Code

Course Number

3

Engineering Research and Development

ME601

6801

3

Computer-Controlled Systems

ME602

6802

3

Robotics

ME603

6803

3

Real-Time Systems

ME604

6804

3

Group Projects

ME701

6805

3

Process Control

ME702

6806

6

Master Thesis

ME799

6899

24

Total

 

Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)





Credit Hours

Course Name

Course Code

Course Number

3

Modern Manufacturing Systems including Advanced CAD/CAM or CIM

ME611

6810

3

Micro Systems

ME612

6811

3

Advanced Control

ME715

6820

3

Finite Element Methods

ME716

6821

3

Systems Identification

ME717

6850

3

Optimization and Optimal Control

 

6822

3

Human-Movement Control

 

ME614

6813

3

Automotive Mechatronics

ME613

6812

3

Intelligent Systems and Control

ME715

6814

3

Autonomous Systems

 

6823

3

Artificial Intelligence

ME714

6819

3

Machine Learning including Pattern Recognition

ME713

6818

3

Assistive and Prosthetic Technologies (for disabled persons)

ME711

6816

3

Mechatronics Applications for Renewable Energy Systems

ME616

6815

3

Machine Vision

ME712

6817

12

Total

 

Course distribution per semester






First Semester:

Four Courses (9 CH)

 

Prerequisite for non-mechatronics engineering graduates

6824

Mechatronics for Non-Mechatronics Engineering Graduates

0

 

Compulsory: 2 Courses (6 Credit Hours)

6801

Engineering Research and Development

3 CH

6802

Computer-Controlled Systems

3 CH

Elective: 1 Course (3 Credit Hours)

Second Semester:

Four Courses (maximum 12 CH)

 

Compulsory: 3 Courses (9 Credit Hours)

6803

Robotics

3 CH

6804

Real-Time Systems

3 CH

6806

Group Projects

3 CH

Elective: 1 Course (3 Credit Hours)

Third Semester:

Three Courses (9 CH)

 

Compulsory: 2 Courses (6 Credit Hours)

6805

Process Control

3 CH

6899

Master Thesis

3 CH

Elective: 1 Course (3 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester:

Two Courses (6 CH)

 

Compulsory: 1 Course (3 Credit Hours)

6899

Master Thesis

3 CH

Elective: 1 Course (3 Credit Hours)

 

 

Facilities and resources

 

There are many modern and well equipped laboratories and facilities available at the university to serve the mechatronics master program, they include the following laboratories:

 

  • Electrical drives and industrial automation

  • Digital electronics and microcontroller

  • Fluids, thermal, and industrial hydraulics

  • Electrical machines

  • Mechatronics and computer integrated manufacturing

  • Computer control

 

 

The library at Palestine polytechnic University supplies the necessary books, CD’s, e-libraries and journals that allow the students to get the up-to-date knowledge and articles especially in the engineering fields and technology relevant to the graduate mechatronics program.

Career opportunities:

Mechatronics graduates will be well prepared to work as:

  • Maintenance, operation and design engineers at industry.

  • Service engineers for mechatronics products

  • Marketing officers for mechatronics products

  • Power plants engineers

  • Control engineers everywhere

  • Quality and safety engineer

  • Management engineers

  • Instructors/ professors at engineering colleagues

  • Researcher in research centers and universities in many different fields such as: Embedded systems, intelligent systems, Robotics, Human-machine interaction, Design of mechatronics equipment, Computer integrated manufacturing.

 

 

 

Research areas

The research areas focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of mechatronics. Research topics include, but not limited to:

 

  • Real time systems

  • Intelligent systems

  • Robotics and autonomous systems

  • Medical equipment

  • Human machines

  • Industrial automation

  • Computer Integrated manufacturing

  • Design and control of mechatronics systems

 

Qualifications for Admission

  • Bachelor degree from a recognized university in one of the following fields:

Mechatronics, Electromechanical, Mechanical, Automotive, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Production, Electrical and electronic, Communication, Power, Industrial Automation, Computer, industrial, Process, Systems, and any engineering field that fit the master Mechatronics program.

  • Have GPA average of at least v.good

  • Students with qualification outside Mechatronics engineering are requested to take one remedial course.

  • Pass the English Proficiency exam or obtain a TOEFL score of 500 or its equivalent.

  • Pass the interview.