Mechatronics, which has been accepted as the new and popular multidisciplinary branch of recent years, is formed by the selection of some of the main courses of electronics and computer engineering. It is an interdisciplinary concept that brings software and control engineering issues under the same roof. The scope of mechatronics covers mechanical design and analysis, robotic systems, and control; and it can be expressed as the design of intelligent machines, design and process and product manufacturing, as well as tight fusing with machinery, electronics and computers. With the aim of meeting the sectorial needs for qualified personnel, the program offers courses on the structural elements of mechatronics, mechanical systems, design of mechanical systems, electronic systems, automation systems, informatics systems, process systems, and mechatronic systems and design.
In the Mechatronics Program, education and training activities are provided in laboratories equipped with the latest technological devices and in classrooms with all kinds of technological facilities available. Our laboratories are equipped with tools such as programmable controllers, robotic systems, electrical machines and digital electronics. The academic staff consists of eight faculty members who have completed their master's and doctoral studies in well-known universities. The students of the Mechatronics Program take courses with students from the other compute and mechanical programs. This ensures that the courses are carried out through an interdisciplinary approach and the students from different disciplines can collaborate with each other. Our faculty members are senior academicians who can carry out scientific supervisions for master's and doctoral students’ theses. The medium of instruction of the program is Turkish.
The working areas for the mechatronics program graduates are quite wide. The tasks that are too heavy to be done with manpower; too small or detailed for human sensitivity; too dangerous for people to do are the reasons why mechatronics plays a major role in the production and use of the machines needed for such tasks. The areas of application of the mechatronics program include healthcare robots, agricultural robots, automotive industry, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), flying robots, robot vision, industrial automation, intelligent arms and weapon systems, micro robots, mobile robots and industrial robotic arms. Industrial companies working in these areas in the world need newly educated engineers in this field and the Cyprus International University Mechatronics program is a unit that educates students at the quality level required by these firms.