Career Details for Mechatronics Engineers

Mechatronics Engineers

Also called:

Automation Engineer, Controls Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Principal Engineer

What they do:

Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

On the job, you would:

  • Design engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
  • Create mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Maintain technical project files.

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Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development
  • design

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

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Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

  • Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Persistence
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • C
  • Microsoft Visual Basic

Analytical or scientific software

  • Dassault Systemes Dymola
  • The MathWorks MATLAB

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA


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bachelor's degree usually needed

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New job opportunities are likely in the future.


per year, on average

This career is part of the green economy!

This career is part of the green economy.


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