I just got a comment regarding the type of engineering that I’m doing and sounding very confused.
I’m not doing mechanical engineering,
I’m not doing electrical engineering
I’m doing Robotics and Mechatronics/Computer Science and Software engineering as a double degree.
Basically Robotics and Mechatronics is really just mechatronics with the robotics bit added so that parents have some idea what the hell their kids are doing.
Mechatronic systems use a processor and hence electronics to control a mechanical system; anything from automatic transmission and the button you press to turn on the air conditioning in your car to robotic submarines which locate and deactivate sea-mines. So I do a whole lot of mechanical engineering subjects and a whole lot of electrical engineering subjects and some software engineering subjects for the first bit and the second bit is almost purely programming.