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Anna, Malaysia

AddedThursday, December 6, 2012 at 5:59 AM

What is the difference between mechatronics and electrical and electronic engineering?
Hello, I am currently studying in college and about to choose my undergraduate course. And I am kinda struggling to choose between Mechatronic and E&E? Can you roughly explain to me that the difference between these 2 courses is and the career pathway for these 2 courses? Thank you :)
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  • Marita Cheng , The University of Melbourne/ Imperial College London
    Answered Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 5:59 AM
    Mechatronics engineering is a combination of mechanical, electrical and computer systems engineering. It is useful for understanding all the pieces of technology and how to integrate them to produce a working system. Electrical engineers design new and better electronics. There are many jobs and opportunities in both areas - in engineering, information technology finance, commerce, depending on your interest. The thing that drove me to mechatronics engineering is that I love robots and I want to work with them and build them in the future.