The Mechatronics Engineering program at An-Najah National University enrolled its first class of students in 2008 and has continuously operated since that time. In 2011 (the first graduation for the mechatronics program). The mechatronics engineering emphasizes core topics of mechatronics systems, technologies-computer, software, advanced control, sensors and actuators. Support topics are included to the mechatronics engineering curriculum as engineering statistics, economics, computing, graphics and technical communication. Additionally, support courses in mathematics and science are also included. In 2010 the Mechatronics Engineering curriculum has been refined to better serve the student population and to maintain a continuous improvement of the overall educational experiences.
The Mechatronics program can build up an educated engineer who can blend all types of modern technology and provide it to the society to have a respective enhancement in the development.
The Mechatronic program integrate four different Engineering programs these programs are Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering which effect positively to the mechatronics students and create a graduate engineer that has the ability for taking an advanced-important position in the development of the local and international society.
The study plan is available for students in the internet and head of department office. It consists of 161 credit hours distributed in ten semesters.
This plan is divided into 18 credit hours of university requirement courses, 132 credit hours of obligatory courses, 9 credit hours of elective courses, and 2 credit hours of free courses. The teaching and learning methods are lectures inside the classroom: these lectures include presented the lectures on the class board or using power point software or using both of them together. Moreover, quizzes, homework and course project are included too. Additionally, the assessment criteria are including course exams: first, second and final exams. Also include the quizzes and homework and courses projects.
The graduate students of the Mechatronics engineering program can work all factories as engineering designer or engineering maintenance, or engineering production lines. Also in vehicles companies, government institutions, elevator companies and all types of CNC machines and all Robotics types.
The program has a cooperation agreement with Padico Holding Company. This agreement allows students to visit different sites of the company and use different facilities. In addition some joined graduation projects are usually held out in Palestinian Industrial Investment Company which is one branch of Padico Company. Moreover, different graduation projects are cooperation with local industrial companies. However, the program is accredited by accreditation and quality bodyeng.najah.edu/en/study/departments/mechatronics-engineering/program-objectives-and-student-outcomes/ in the Ministry of higher education in Palestine.
The Mechatronics Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Through the ABET accreditation, students are expected to attain 7 Student Outcomes (SOs), which are set by ABET Organization. These SOs are linked to the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), which describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation, and these are consistent with the mission of An-Najah National University. The ABET accreditation process is managed by the ABET Center.