Today’s appliances and devices consist of an assembly of integrated electrical and mechanical components. The traditional boundaries of classical engineering disciplines have become indistinct.
The development of Computer Science and Information Technology has broadened the scope of the discipline of Electro-mechanics giving birth to an interdisciplinary field of engineering known as Mechatronics.
The field of Mechatronics is very demanding and could create a myriad of new academic and professional opportunities, with application in all industries like agro-industry, automotive, aeronautic, energy and others. In this context, NASENI under the cooperation Program are striving to develop capacities in this technical area to develop required professional resources. However, the existing education and vocational systems in many Countries (even besides Nigeria) are far from being abreast of the future industrial challenges in field of Mechatronics.
Mechatronics is a relatively new field of engineering which deals with the integration of Mechanics and Electronics with intensive computer involvement using a multidisciplinary approach to product and manufacturing system design. The application of Mechatronics can help increase productivity, maintain consistency in the production process and produce products of higher quality with greater efficiencies and flexibility as well as lower operating cost to enable the products to compete international standards.
The traditional boundaries of classical engineering disciplines have become indistinct following the advent of information technology and computer science. Nowhere is this more evident than in mechanics and electronics, where todays appliances and devices consist of an assembly of integrated electrical and mechanical components. The development of Computer Science and Information Technology has broadened the scope of the discipline of Electro-Mechanics giving birth to an interdisciplinary field of engineering as Mechatronics.