MIT-Siemens Center of Excellence

Center Of Excellence in Automation & Mechatronics


To impart training in automation and mechatronics to students and make them industry ready to face the future challenges.


There is a huge gap between what is taught in the classrooms and the real systems at work. This is very much true and noteworthy in the field of Automation and Mechatronics. There also exists a vast potential in this area. There is a dearth of expertise in this domain and due to the continuous technological advancements, this divide is widening. With the sole intention of bridging this gap, MIT has partnered with Siemens, Germany to set up a State of the Art facility center of Automation and Mechatronics.

The primary goals of this center are:
• To deliver knowledge of the content in the Mechatronics Systems
• To deliver knowledge of the content in the Automation fundamentals and systems

This knowledge would enable the students to:
• Take a productive, self-organizing part in a project team
• Understand and translate customer wishes to technical requirements to reach customer satisfaction
• Understand internal and external testable and clear communication
• Create technical documentation of the system based on the technical requirements to reach customer Satisfaction
• Create technical documentation of the system based on the technical requirements using regional standards and design criteria.
• Conduct processes during the construction and integration of the system
• Test & adjust system parameters to fit them to the customer's wishes
• Transfer knowledge gained easily to other projects


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

The center has the following most advanced high end systems:
• S7 1200 PLC with HMI (6 kits Package)
• SIMENTIC PCS 7 - Automation System
• PCS 7 as RTX Box
• Pneumatic Press 4 sets
• Cube Assembly
• S7 300 PLX with HMI(1 kits Package)
• Software step 7 version 11 for 12 user
• Wincc version 12 for 6 user
• PCS 7 (Trainer Package) (6 license)

At the conclusion of 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 mechatronic 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 mechatronic system
• Read, analyze and utilize the technical data sheets for the mechanical components and electrical drive within a mechatronic system
• Correctly localize, identify and document causes of malfunctions in a mechanical component and electrical drives, based upon the technical documentation, apply safety while working on the system
• Correct malfunctions where possible, or correctly identify the expertise required to correct a malfunction