Faculty of Engineering
Key Features and Field of Study
The Study of Mechatronics in the Context of Emerging Industries
Mechatronics is the academic area of focus at KUAS’s graduate school, specifically the study of mechatronics in the context of emerging industries. Conventional fields of mechatronics have included mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineering, which at KUAS are extended with chemical, materials, information, and knowledge engineering. Skills acquired in these disciplines can be applied in many industries, particularly in the fields of robotics, drones, and electric vehicles. Graduate students are affiliated with a research laboratory and learn in an “on-the-research training” environment under the supervision of globally-active professors from around the world. Along with cutting-edge research facilities, this environment is ideal to help students further the development of their specialized field.
More specifically, the study of mechatronics at the graduate school includes:
(1) mechanical engineering, for the development of actuators (such as motors), mechanical elements, sensors, and control equipment, as well as design, production, and information processes;
(2) electrical, electronic, and communications engineering, for the development of electromagnetic and communication circuits and devices;
(3) materials science and engineering, for developing new materials and their mechanical applications;
(4) computer science and information engineering, for information processing, machine learning, and big data analysis; and
(5) chemical engineering, for the development of batteries essential to electrical vehicles, autonomous systems, and the Internet of Things.
Master of Engineering
In the Master of Engineering program, students can choose from four major fields of study: materials, energy, information, or systems engineering. Within their chosen specialization students deepen their knowledge of core disciplines such as engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and information processing in order to contribute to fields such as design production, robotics, measurement and control, energy transmission, ionics, actuators, and electrical devices. A lateral approach to these disciplines allows our students to develop keen minds looking to solve problems with our global needs in mind. We want our students to have the skills to logically determine the root of every issue, and to apply their comprehensive technical knowledge for the betterment of society.
Doctor of Engineering
In the Doctor of Engineering program, students expand their sophisticated knowledge of materials, energy, information, and systems engineering. They improve their problem-finding and -solving skills based on a broad foundation of technical knowledge, guided by academic trends and demands from society. Our doctoral graduates will have a natural ability to look ahead to the future and will understand how to connect various fields to create new, globally-significant paradigms.