The study programme in mechatronics and management has been proposed as a new alternative to the existing somewhat constrained and well-established faculty structures in Europe. UBT was chosen as part of the EU Erasmus funded programme to propose a new curriculum to rework engineering curricula along more interdisciplinary lines. Our institutional presented a ‘green field’ site with a small but extremely motivated staff and student body. The programme at UBT goes across the traditional faculty boundaries whilst anchoring the essential engineering subjects. The institution has followed closely the recent academic trends as part of ACM, IEEE and IFAC associations. UBT, as close contributor at IFAC, has been pioneering a new approach to mechatronics, one that brings the mechatronc systems closer to business economics, social context and small and medium enterprises.
Even though the curriculum has been designed to reflect the needs of the society, the fundamental core of the discipline has been closely linked to the following programmes: