Mechatronics is the integration of precision mechanical engineering, control theory, computer science and electronics in: Product design process, for creation of more functional and adaptable products. Process control and automation. Quality control/Management. System efficiency enhancement, including ergonomics. Employment opportunities exist in (among other key industries): Industries requiring automated manufacturing processes for mass production and quality control (e.g. pharmaceutical industry, vehicle manufacture and assembly, food processing etc.) Design and development of intelligent machines (e.g. robots) and autonomous vehicles for application in hostile environments e.g. fire fighting, bomb disposal etc. Medical devices industry incorporating sensors, control and machine vision. This programme allows students to achieve the award of Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics. This is a widely recognised and accredited multidisciplinary engineering qualification. It will give students the necessary knowledge, know-how and skills to find employment as a technician in a relevant industry. It will also give students the opportunity to proceed to further studies in Mechatronics (i.e. degree level studies).