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Mechatronics

Building automated systems for industry using mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, and computer technology.

Mechatronics could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Fixing things
  • Using computers
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

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Why choose Mechatronics?

Since WorldSkills I am much more determined and driven. I’ve learnt to never say never, and that you can do anything that you put your mind to.
— Robyn Clarke, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

More about Mechatronics

Mechatronics includes mechanics, pneumatics, electronically controlled systems, programming, and robotics and systems development.

It is the job of the mechatronics technician to combine these areas to design, build, maintain, and repair automated equipment, and programme equipment control systems.

As well as factory assembly lines, mechatronics is used in everything from bottling machines to supermarket cash till and belt assemblies.

Mechatronics in action

Recent medallists in Mechatronics

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Gustavo Andreola

    Gustavo Andreola

    Brazil
    Gold

  • Photo of Lucas Tochetto

    Lucas Tochetto

    Brazil
    Gold

  • Photo of Yizhen Deng

    Yizhen Deng

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Zijin Ye

    Zijin Ye

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Shoma Okano

    Shoma Okano

    Japan
    Gold

  • Photo of Kenta Sato

    Kenta Sato

    Japan
    Gold

  • Photo of Cédric Achermann

    Cédric Achermann

    Switzerland
    Gold

  • Photo of Fabien Gyger

    Fabien Gyger

    Switzerland
    Gold

  • Photo of Avery Bird

    Avery Bird

    Canada
    Bronze

  • Photo of Theodor Willert

    Theodor Willert

    Canada
    Bronze

  • Photo of CHIA-CHEN TSAI

    CHIA-CHEN TSAI

    Chinese Taipei
    Bronze

  • Photo of YU-CHENG CHIAO

    YU-CHENG CHIAO

    Chinese Taipei
    Bronze

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