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What Does a Mechatronic Engineer Do?

A Mechatronic Engineer is a person who exploits a synergy between mechanics and electronics to design, construct and maintain improved products and processes. The products and processes may be as common as a "smarter", more efficient washing machine, or as innovative as a fully automated robotic assembly line for mass production, or as extraordinary as the Mars Rover. A Mechatronic Engineer can work comfortably and competently with cutting edge electrical and mechanical technology in a wide variety of disciplines, either as part of a team or on their own.

"We see mechatronics as the career of the future for mechanical engineers."

- Thomas S. Moore, General Manager for liberty and technical affairs at Chrysler Corp. in Madison Heights, Michigan.

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