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Mechatronics or EEE

I'm unsure whether to choose Mechatronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering (EEE) for my undergrad studies. I'm more inclined towards mechatronics, but should I go for EEE at the undergrad level and explore Mechatronics in postgrad?
Original post by Mhd.Shafeen
I'm unsure whether to choose Mechatronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering (EEE) for my undergrad studies. I'm more inclined towards mechatronics, but should I go for EEE at the undergrad level and explore Mechatronics in postgrad?

Mechatronics is the basis of the future of society - automation and intesgation all the way. Most probably will be more specialist than a general eee course and once achieved more highly prized because it's more specialist . There will be a lot of overlap with eee but most probably the course subjects will be more modern and up to date for todays needs in the market place . Mechanical engineering with eee is the happy medium between both subjects but speak to the departments as a first port of call and weigh up what suits your needs best .
Original post by Mhd.Shafeen
I'm unsure whether to choose Mechatronics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering (EEE) for my undergrad studies. I'm more inclined towards mechatronics, but should I go for EEE at the undergrad level and explore Mechatronics in postgrad?

Hi @Mhd.Shafeen

My name is Izzy and I'm a current 4th year Mechatronic Engineering Student at Lancaster University.

Lancaster University offers both Mechatronic and EEE at undergraduate. Mechatronics is a combination of Mechanical and Electronic & Electrical engining but can also include robotics, control engineering, programming etc, whereas EEE is the application of electricity and electronics from small scale, such as microprocessors, to large scale, such as power plants. In my experience, as a mechatronic engineer, I understand both the mechanical and electronic parts of projects so I can take responsibility for either section. Additionally, I can help integrate and program both mechanical and electronic parts together whereas an EEE student would be able to do the electronics and electrical side of the project, have more in-depth knowledge than a mechatronic engineer about it, and potentially be able to integrate it with the mechanical side.

Lancaster University is unique because we have a common first year, all engineering students do the same modules in first year. This allows students to try out a range of engineering and if you change your mind on which discipline you want to do, you have until the end of the first year to decide. Ultimately, it really depends on what you find interesting, you have to remember you are going to be doing 3 or 4 years of this degree. I would recommend looking at the module/content list for each of the degree courses you are considering and see if they are interesting to you. Also, when looking at degree courses, many universities have similar courses but under different names such as Mechatronics, Robotics, Mechanical with Electronics/Electrical etc, so make sure to use a variety of key words when searching.

If you have any questions about what its like to study mechatronics or just engineering in general etc, then let me know!
Izzy
(LU Engineering Student Ambassador)
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Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Hi @Mhd.Shafeen

My name is Izzy and I'm a current 4th year Mechatronic Engineering Student at Lancaster University.

Lancaster University offers both Mechatronic and EEE at undergraduate. Mechatronics is a combination of Mechanical and Electronic & Electrical engining but can also include robotics, control engineering, programming etc, whereas EEE is the application of electricity and electronics from small scale, such as microprocessors, to large scale, such as power plants. In my experience, as a mechatronic engineer, I understand both the mechanical and electronic parts of projects so I can take responsibility for either section. Additionally, I can help integrate and program both mechanical and electronic parts together whereas an EEE student would be able to do the electronics and electrical side of the project, have more in-depth knowledge than a mechatronic engineer about it, and potentially be able to integrate it with the mechanical side.

Lancaster University is unique because we have a common first year, all engineering students do the same modules in first year. This allows students to try out a range of engineering and if you change your mind on which discipline you want to do, you have until the end of the first year to decide. Ultimately, it really depends on what you find interesting, you have to remember you are going to be doing 3 or 4 years of this degree. I would recommend looking at the module/content list for each of the degree courses you are considering and see if they are interesting to you. Also, when looking at degree courses, many universities have similar courses but under different names such as Mechatronics, Robotics, Mechanical with Electronics/Electrical etc, so make sure to use a variety of key words when searching.

If you have any questions about what its like to study mechatronics or just engineering in general etc, then let me know!
Izzy
(LU Engineering Student Ambassador)

Heyy!! Thank you so much for your crystal clear differentiation between mechatronics and EEE
Reply 4
Original post by EaglePhoenix
Mechatronics is the basis of the future of society - automation and intesgation all the way. Most probably will be more specialist than a general eee course and once achieved more highly prized because it's more specialist . There will be a lot of overlap with eee but most probably the course subjects will be more modern and up to date for todays needs in the market place . Mechanical engineering with eee is the happy medium between both subjects but speak to the departments as a first port of call and weigh up what suits your needs best .

Aight mate thank you appreciate it!!

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