Automation and Mechatronics

Centers of Excellence in Automation and Mechatronics

About the Center

There is a huge gap between whatever is taught in the class rooms and the real systems at work. This is very much true and starkly evident in the field of Automation and Mechatronics. But there also exists a vast potential in this area which remains unfulfilled due to dearth of expertise and the continuous technological advancements only increases this divide between demand and supply.

MIT – Siemens Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Mechatronics & Automation was set up with the aim of developing human resources in the areas of Process Automation. The objective of this CoE is to bridge the gap between academia and the industries by developing industry ready engineers for automation industries and associated sectors.

This is being achieved at MIT by imparting hands-on Mechatronics training with a strong focus on understanding the system and developing problem solving skills in students and also by delivering content knowledge in Automation fundamentals and systems.

Various short term and long term courses in Automation and Mechatronics are:

This CoE has shown positive results as students are enabled to-

  • Participate productively and self-organize his/her role in a project team
  • Understand internal and external testable systems
  • Understand and translate customer wishes into technical requirements
  • Create technical documentation of the system based on the technical requirements using regional standards and design criteria
  • Conduct processes during construction and integration of the system
  • Test & adjust system parameters to fit customer's wishes
  • Transfer knowledge gained easily to other projects


The Mechatronics system project is executed using project management. Stepping away from the traditional approach, the time used for the construction of a complex Mechatronics system is only a small part of the whole project. Planning (i.e. calculating parameters, determining layout) the system using design tools ahead of the construction is performed in a structured and well organized manner. System-external influences (i.e. environmental conditions and workforce capabilities) are duly accounted for in the design.

The centre has the following most advanced high end systems -

  • S7 1200 PLC with HMI (6 kit package)
  • SIMENTIC PCS 7 - Automation System
  • (PCS 7 as RTX Box)n
  • Pneumatic Press 4 sets
  • Cube Assembly
  • S7300 PLC with HMI (1 kit package)
  • Software -step 7 version 11 for 12 user
  • Wincc version 12 for 6 use
  • PCS 7 (Trainer Package)(6 license)

After completing this course, students will be able to

  • Explain the role of various mechanical components within a given system or module
  • Trace and describe the flow of energy in a given Mechatronics system or subsystem
  • Describe the basic physical properties of mechanical components including materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties
  • Carry out adjustments on mechanical components in a Mechatronics system
  • Read, analyze and utilize the technical data sheets of mechanical components and electrical drives within a Mechatronics system
  • Correctly localize, identify and document causes of malfunctions in mechanical components or electrical drives, based upon the technical documentation
  • Follow safety procedures while working on the system
  • Correct malfunctions where possible, or correctly identify the expertise required to correct that malfunction