Master of Engineering (Mechatronics and Automatic Control)

Mechatronics and Control Engineering is a multi-disciplinary subject, with applications across a wide range of industrial sectors. The M. Eng (Mechatronics and Automatic Control) programme aims to equip graduates, with both the theoretical and the practical skills necessary to apply modern control techniques to a wide range of industrial problems and/or embark on further research. This course covers all the major aspects of control theory and mechatronics including adaptive and robust control, artificial intelligence, process control, artificial intelligence, industrial instrumentation, robotics and control applications in mechatronic systems and its application to the design of control systems. Students will also acquire expertise in the use of computer packages for control design.Outstanding students on this program may continue with research leading to a PhD.


Program Educational Objectives (PeO)

  1. To produce postgraduates with multidisciplinary knowledge needed for designing, integrating and optimizing solutions, central to modern control and mechatronic engineering systems.
  2. To produce postgraduates who are able to generate new knowledge, idea and technique in control and mechatronic engineering.
  3. To produce postgraduates who are able to function in R&D research team and innovative industrial ventures.
  4. To produce postgraduates who are able to consistently perform their responsibilities ethically and professionally.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Graduates from this program are expected to have the following outcomes:

  1. PO1: Attain advanced knowledge on theories, methods and applications in control and mechatronic engineering field.
  2. PO2: Able to demonstrate proficiency in relevant analytical methods, simulations, and/or experiments to perform research.
  3. PO3: Able to critically solve problems and apply engineering knowledge in design and development.
  4. PO4: Able to plan and perform research undertakings responsibly, professionally and ethically.
  5. PO5: Able to communicate, and express knowledge and ideas effectively.
  6. PO6: Able to continue life-long learning and apply technology for the betterment of humanity.


Program Structure

Compulsory courses (12 credits)
MKEM 1753 Advanced Instrumentation & Measurement
MKEM 1833 Linear System Theory
MKEM 1853 Discrete-Time Systems & Computer Control
MKEM 1863 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechatronic Systems

Elective courses* – Choose 5 courses (15 credits, may include 1 course from other program)
MKEM 1713 Artificial Intelligence
MKEM 1723 Advanced Process Control
MKEM 1733 Adaptive & Self-Tuning Control
MKEM 1743 Modeling & Simulation of Dynamical Systems
MKEM 1763 System Identification & Estimation
MKEM 1773 Multivariable and Optimal Control System
MKEM 1783 Nonlinear and Robust Control Systems
MKEM 1823 Advanced Robotics
MKEM 1843 Advanced Digital Control
MKEM 1873 Real-Time Control System Design
MKEM 1883 Autonomous Mobile Robotics
MKEM 1893 Special Topic on Control
MKEM 1913 Mechatronic Designs

Masters Project (10 credits)
MKEM 1814 Research Project Proposal (4 credits)
MKEM 1826 Research Project Thesis (6 credits)

Other required courses (6 credits)
U*** ###3 Non-technical subject
MKEU 0013 Introduction to Research Methodology in Electrical Engineering


Please refer to the course synopses page for course description.