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Building automated systems for industry using mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, and computer technology.


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Why is this skill important?

Mechatronics technicians design, build, maintain, and repair automated equipment, and program the equipment and systems which enable communication between machines and people. They also deal with equipment for information gathering, components and regulating units.

The more common and visible mechatronics appliances include shop tills (belt and cash register assemblies) and automated bottle machines.

Industrial applications include - but are not limited to - automated production and process lines that include assembly, packaging, filling, labelling and testing, as well as automated distribution and logistics systems.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Competitors will be judged on their knowledge and abilities of mechatronic systems.

  • A design circuit is built and tested.

  • Competitor will programme equipment control systems.

  • Analytical techniques are essential to this Skill.

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How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.