Is Mechatronics a Good Major?



hey guys so a lot of guys have been asking for a video on mechatronics it's one of the engineering fields that I haven't covered yet in my videos so in this video I'm very briefly going to cover it and the TLDR to long didn't read is that overall this is a really good major non mechatronics is trying to be like the hi rid of almost everything engineering as a parts mechanical electrical computer and control systems which makes it difficult to find data employment data on this field because when you are mechatronic engineering can either specialize in one of the four fields or you can get a job doing something with a combination of three or four or two of those positions but overall when I did do research I did see it growing and as I was doing research for this video I was looking through mechatronic job postings and what I found was that there's a lot of engineering positions that don't require a specific degree like they'll say we'll take someone with the electrical computer science computer engineering or mechanical engineering degree and that's because that particular job requires knowledge of all four subjects so they're not going to ask for a specific degree which is a perfect place for a person with a mechatronic degree to also apply which brings me up to my next point is that if you have a mechatronics degree don't be discouraged if it doesn't specifically say mechatronics if it says requires EE degree missus requires any degree versus requires EE or CS degree then you should still apply for that position in general there is a lot of crossover between engineering professions so I think students put too much emphasis on do they have the right degree when employers aren't actually looking for a degree and it's one of the requirements but a more important requirement is the skillset a lot of times employers will skip over that bachelors requirement if they know that you have the skill set to do the job so now I'm going to make a logical argument why I think mechatronic is a good field to go into right now a lot of mechanical solutions to things are now becoming a hybrid of mechanical and electrical for example cars cars used to be fully mechanical when it comes to the first 41 model or whatever it was right and now cars are pretty much a combination of mechanical and electrical almost 50/50 probably even more electrical now than mechanical for example there's new door locks there's a smart door lock door locks are traditionally mechanical but now so ones making a smart door lock so that people can use their smart phone to control their door lock so again it's going to have that combination of mechanical and electrical components to it and computer also for the Bluetooth and everything so it's everything is becoming more hybrid I think there's going to be a demand for mechatronic engineers who have understanding of both mechanical and electrical knowledge so that they can come up with these solutions and when I was looking through job postings I saw that oculus the 3d virtual reality thing that Facebook owns was actually looking for a mechatronics engineer though to be fair I don't think they would discount any engineer mechanical electrical or computer science or computer engineering as long as they have the skill set to do this role so right now I'm going to read the job posting of who they're looking for the automation engineer will be an integral part of our advanced mechatronics group he or she is a hybrid of a mechanical designer software engineer and possesses a strong understanding of electrical engineering components the ideal candidate is someone who gets excited building things is highly analytical and sees the big picture needed to evolve a concept into a product the position is responsible for design of equipment to measure calibrate and test our products and development and in manufacturing the automation engineer will be creating or using established procedures for new engineering design and can author robust documentation projects are complex and require an experienced engineer that will own and drive to completion this demands a hot very high-level interaction within oculus engineering groups and our manufacturing partners so I'm gonna end this video with a little piece of advice toward mechatronic engineers but most other engineering students can apply this to their careers so say if your end goal your dream job is to work for facebook on the oculus and you know they hire automation engineers specifically only automation engineers and they don't really hire for anything else so say if you graduated college and you have a choice between the automation job at a small company or like some other random engineering job at a large company that pays twice as much I would almost always choose half the page to get an automation position because that's going to give you a relevant experience to eventually apply for the automation engineer job at oculus whereas if you took you know double the pay doing some other random engineering job and gain irrelevant experience then when you apply to work for Facebook on the oculus they're most likely not even going to give the interview because your specialization is not is not what they're looking for so you have a bunch of skills that is basically useless to them when they're developing a product and need automation engineers so it's really important to when you first start your career is to not worry about the company don't worry about the company culture don't worry about the benefits know more about the pay worry about is this position going to get you your dream job in the long term that's it that's my video for this week overall mechatronics I think it's a good career I think it's a good major it's a really solid major um like I mentioned earlier a lot of mechanical solutions a lot of mechanical products are now becoming a hybrid of mechanical and computer electrical products so I think that's going to create a lot of demand for my patron ik engineers so I think overall if you want to major in this major it's pretty safe something that also helps with this major is that not a lot of people major in it it's a pretty small major first of all not very many colleges have this major and even when colleges do have this major it's so I guess unknown that you're you're not gonna really have a lot of competition for jobs that specifically require mechatronic degree and I think the last reason why I think it's such a good major is that you know I was studying mechanical engineering and so for me to go to mechanical to something more electrical it's possible but it's gonna take much more convincing to have someone hire me for entry-level position whereas if your mechatronic it's not so much of a stretch for someone to be like oh you your mechatronic engineering went a higher front an entry-level and electrical engineer position I mean most employers know that you're going to learn almost everything on the job but they do want you to have like a basic fundamental understanding and that's it I think mechatronic is exactly that just a basic fundamental understanding of four different subjects and I think it's a solid major to be honest I think if you tries to choose mechatronics I don't think you should read it I think you should just do it and not worry about it and just more focus on are you gaining the skill set that's going to lead to your dream job and that's it and I'll see you guys next week bye

39 Comments

  1. Grace Advitiya said:

    Can I make self driving cars with this degree?

    May 17, 2019
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  2. Hayden Arenas said:

    What’s the difference between biomegatronics and biomedical engineering

    May 17, 2019
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  3. Carlos Herpin said:

    Thank you the awesome advice! You totally hit a bunch of keys points. Totally convinced me to pursue to degree in mechatronics.

    May 17, 2019
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  4. Jess Drew said:

    my high school has a mechatronics academy basically we get to learn some of our core subjects through mechatronics it's really hard to get into but super fun and you get a more than a basic understanding of the field.

    May 17, 2019
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  5. Michael Wong said:

    that's why i've never regret taking mechatronics engineering as my major!XD one more year to go before officially becoming a robotics engineer!XD

    May 17, 2019
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  6. John Covaciu said:

    Thank you for the info!

    May 17, 2019
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  7. anonymous LeeGaming said:

    Pls make a video about ECE

    May 17, 2019
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  8. Adnan Mlivo said:

    I love mechatronics cuz it covers everything i m interested in!
    Harness the power of the learning curve!!
    As AvE would say

    May 17, 2019
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  9. Party on, mah dudes said:

    Terminator brought me here

    May 17, 2019
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  10. dick dickerson said:

    as far as i understand is that mechatronics in the bachelors program will make you a inventor but don't think this is at all easy…. cause it isnt….. the program is brutal so what you need to know is learning calc 3 and comp 3, and thats what i have seen but its super rewording.

    May 17, 2019
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  11. Rogério Junior said:

    is it a good major to do robots like in code geass, aldnoah zero, eureka seven etc?

    May 17, 2019
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  12. I Love Robotics said:

    Mechatronics, Automation, and Robotics are all great majors to choose. I am a robotics engineer working for a high tech robotics company in United States and I love my job

    May 17, 2019
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  13. anonymous LeeGaming said:

    Mechatronics or ECE?

    May 17, 2019
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  14. Tomas Valdez said:

    Will this help me build a gundam?

    May 17, 2019
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    May 17, 2019
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  16. Mary Anne Antenor said:

    Your make really good videos. I hope you can also cover Food Engineering. Yep, it exists but a lot of people may not be aware. I think you have a very good platform of getting 'specialized' Engineering fields that can also be ventured.

    May 17, 2019
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  17. Raptor Online said:

    I have been an automotive technician for the last 7 years and I am ready to make a change in my life. This video has an incredible amount of information and tips that I will truly value in my choice. Thank you for your advice and for making these videos.

    May 17, 2019
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  18. Sheikh Abrahim said:

    mechatronics vs automation engineering. Which is the better field?

    May 17, 2019
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  19. Mohammad Poltak Simbolon said:

    High analyses, that is what make it happen to his head.

    May 17, 2019
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  20. The Truth said:

    This is what Tony Stark did right?

    May 17, 2019
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  21. anisul islam said:

    Am a mechatronic engineer but am working as quality engineer and working assembly Department it's help for me ha

    May 17, 2019
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  22. ziaul haq said:

    I have done DAE in Mechanical machinist so plzz tell me what i do in future mechatronics /machinist which is demanding and highly salary….

    May 17, 2019
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  23. Shaan Tiwari said:

    Hello sir, I just want to know that is there any particular field in engineering for mechatronics or we have to study all the fields together.
    Sir pls reply, so that I can have all of my doubt cleared

    May 17, 2019
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  24. Lau Vasquez said:

    Can I work at an aerospace company with a degree in Mecatronic Engineering? What Master's should I take?

    May 17, 2019
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  25. Masood Jalal said:

    I need a quick suggestion.
    I have to decide my field in the next 2 days. What should I choose mechanical or mechatronic.

    May 17, 2019
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  26. Oh Yeah Yeah said:

    I just want to become tony stark

    May 17, 2019
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  27. Nikunjesh Gupta said:

    no it's bad bachelor's okayish masters.

    May 17, 2019
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  28. sheariff moustafra said:

    Thinking of dping this as a mastera

    May 17, 2019
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  29. K Sharma said:

    👍👍👍👍👍👍

    May 17, 2019
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  30. Radical Edward said:

    Great Job. (Hancock voice)

    May 17, 2019
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  31. Brady Anderson said:

    Hey, I recently discover What Mechatronics Engineering was and I really appreciated this video. Personally I spend my free time building robots and tinkering with some PLD's and 3d printing various things for projects. So here's where I am asking for guidance. it sounds like mechatronics paired with EE or ME as a minor/double major would be a great path. In any of the people who see this opinion, is the hyper specialization worth it?

    May 17, 2019
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  32. Raven Von Kuervo said:

    I hope SpaceX accepts a Mechatronics degree!

    May 17, 2019
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  33. Matthias Kufner said:

    I just got accepted for a mechatronics bachelor at university of Sheffield!! So Happy! 😀

    May 17, 2019
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  34. The world Derham88 said:

    Best major ever

    May 17, 2019
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  35. well ha ha said:

    bro i'm a undergraduate mechanical engineer and i wanna know what major u did in ur PG

    May 17, 2019
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  36. Zhe Kang said:

    Hey. could you make a video about Mechatronics engineering vs electrical & electronics engineering ?

    May 17, 2019
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  37. SuperHubeny said:

    Can you post a link to a pdf of the Venn diagram please. Thank You

    May 17, 2019
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  38. ALM 20 said:

    Is it better to get a degree in mechanical eg then get a master in mechatroncis instead of directly doing a mechatronics degree ? I heard some seniors said that it is really important to go for a more general course at the start instead of a specialized one(mechatronics/biotechnology) as we should have a strong foundation in one field first? Please leave your advices. Thankyou.

    May 17, 2019
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  39. M. said:

    Been very helpful I’m finishing an intro designing class. Thank you.

    May 17, 2019
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