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Mechatronics and Automotive?

Mechatronics and Automotive?

Mechatronics and Automotive?

Hey guys,

New to the forums here but i had some thoughts and questions.

I am in my 4th year studying Mechatronics Engineering at SPSU and I want to get into the automotive industries and get a masters in electric vehicle engineering from Wayne State Uni. I want to work with sensors and also developing drive train system efficiency for EVs. I've been working on gas cars since i was young and at my school few guys and I started a competitive electric vehicle team. www.facebook.com/SpsuEvt so I figured that going this route is logical.

But still, is this a good combination of degrees? Someone told me not to get such a specialized degree but I would like to know what others have to say about it. I don't know any one else that is in the automotive field as an engineer and I would just like some kind of insight on Mechatronics and EV Automotive degree combination.

Thanks guys!

RE: Mechatronics and Automotive?

I don't think it'll do much harm, an engineer is an engineer (or not) and your particular specialisation down the track is probably not something you can plan for just now. So I'd recommend you do a course that interests you at a good uni, rather than one that'll bore you.


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RE: Mechatronics and Automotive?

Did you notice that you could just buy EV parts?
You're heading for The Last Big Thing.
You need to study for The NEXT Big Thing.
Since no one knows what that is, you need to study EVERYTHING.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Mechatronics and Automotive?

Sounds fine to me.

All of the eng courses at my UNI were broadly simliar in their coverave of basic mech subjects. Mine went off into business and operations management (yikes). Others became mining school. The elecs were spared, I think.

I have many colleagues with pyhsics and aero degrees.

It doesn't matter. Maths and Physics are the core.

- Steve

RE: Mechatronics and Automotive?

I think you are going to be finding more and more sensors and actuators in lots of things including cars no matter what their power source. A lot of these will be mechatronic (I personally hate that word, I see no need for it). It does sound a little specialized compared to just a good old BSME but as long as they don't leave out the fundamentals I don't see a problem. If you don't get to study steam tables you have not missed much IMHO.


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