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Mechatronics Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

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Mechatronics Engineering is a discipline that involves the application of principles of physics to the designing and manufacturing of machines and systems which contribute to improvements in our daily lives. It is one of the fundamental engineering fields, and requires a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, control, materials, energy, and so on.


In recent years, mechatronics engineering is affiliated with emerging technologies such as IT, NT, BT, and has become a more interdisciplinary field than ever. Today's mechatronics engineering includes the field of robotics, micro-nano systems, devices and fabrications, computer aided design and manufacturing, virtual factory automation, thermo-fluid analysis using computer simulation, medical devices, environmental engineering, new energy, and more.


The mission of the mechatronics engineering program is to educate students in the fundamentals of engineering and help them to develop abilities to implement scientific and engineering knowledge, to challenging everyday problems, to communicate effectively, and to understand professional and ethical responsibilities.


Department in Detail
1. Curriculums

The curriculum of our program consists of three major parts: Thermo-fluid Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Manufacturing and Control Engineering.


Thermo-fluid sub-discipline covers such themes as: energy science and technology, propulsion, thermo and fluid dynamics, material science and engineering sub-discipline covers solid mechanics, computation aided design and simulations, bio-, nano- and micro- mechanics.


Manufacturing and Control discipline covers; mechatronics, manufacturing, vehicle dynamics and control, factory automation, control theories, and robotics.

2. Research Activities


A national human resources development project initiated to produce creative, master’s and doctoral-level human resources that will lead the 'Creative Economy of Korea', and to promote creation of new knowledge and technology based on creativity. Our school has been selected as one of the BK21 (Brain Korea 21) PLUS programs to enhance the technological competitiveness of industries in Korea.


  • Research Projects
  •   • 100+ new research projects with total funding of $15+million every year


Research Publications in 2010-2012

  • 362 papers published on SCI(E) international journals

  • Over 1200 papers presented in international and domestic conferences


Selected Key Research Partners:

  • Governmental Bodies: Ministry of Education (Korea), Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korea),

     Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (Korea), National Science Foundation (US)

   • National Research Institutes: Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea Institute of Industrial

     Technology (KITECH), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM)

  • Industry: Samsung Electronics, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), LG Electronics, Hyundai/KIA

     Motor Co., General Motors Korea, SK Telecom, Korea Telecom, Renault Samsung Motors, Doosan Heavy

     Industries & Construction

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Why Choose Us
1. Vision

With support of the world renowned SAMSUNG, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), has become a creative and innovative center of higher education. Our collaborative approach represents a paradigm shift focusing on pedagogical models that incorporate foundational knowledge, applied research, global society, and academic-industrial collaboration. We hope that as you plan your academic future, you will take time to look closely at the special opportunities SKKU has to offer. All mechanical engineering students receive demand-driven, student-centered and multidisciplinary education.


Graduate studies in our program involve academic courses and independent research to be prepared for careers as specialists, professionals and scholars in the field of mechatronics engineering, as well as multidisciplinary research themes in bioengineering, information and nano/micro technology. Several research laboratories and groups including the Institute of Advanced Machinery and Technology (IAMT), SKKU Advanced Institute of Nano Technology(SAINT), Smart Future Appliances Research Center (SFARC), and Safety and Structural Integrity Research Center(SAFE), Creative Design & Intelligent Tutoring Systems Research Center (CREDITS), Robotics Engineering Research Center (REDC), have achieved international reputation of excellence.

2. Scholarships


1st semester: maximum 25% of tuition fee (including entrance fee

2nd semester: 10%~30% of tuition fee (according to the SKKU scholarship regulation)


A. Successful candidates (as a foreigner) - all majors

     1st semester: 25% - 30% of the tuition fee (according to the entrance test results)

     2nd semester: 30% - 50% of the tuition fee (according to the SKKU scholarship regulation)


B. Successful candidates (as a foreigner) - Natural Science, Engineering, Medicine (Basic)
※ Must be recommend by the professor of SKKU and must meet the SKKU scholarship regulation

     1st semester: 100% scholarship (Admission fee and tuition fee)

     2nd semester: 70% - 100% scholarship (according to the SKKU scholarship regulation)