The Department of Mechatronics and Machine Dynamics is subordinated to the Faculty of Automotive, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. The department is responsible for preparing the students of the specializations of Mechatronics and Precision Mechanics and Nanotechnologies (Cycle I – Bachelor degree studies – 4 years).
The staff of the department supports the teaching activities regarding the fundamental disciplines: Mechanisms, Physical Education and Sport, as well as the specialties in the fields of Mechatronics, Precision Mechanics, Biomechatronics, Fluidtronics, Devices and Measuring Systems, for the specializations that the department is responsible and also for other curricula belonging to faculties: Mechanics; Machine Building; Materials and Environment Engineering; Automation and Computers and Electrical Engineering. The specialty teachers within the department support the didactic activity in the Physical Education and Sports disciplines for all specialties of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.
The department also provides two Master programs in the following areas: Engineering of Mechatronic Systems and Precision Engineering and Quality Management (Cycle II – Master degree studies – 2 years). Within the department the studies may be continued to the PhD, under the guidance of 6 PhD advisers (Cycle III – PhD degree studies – 3 years), in the field of Mechanical Engineering and in the field of Industrial Engineering.
The department carries out a sustained research activity in priority areas at national and international level, such as: Mechanisms and Machine Dynamics, Mechatronics, Robotics, Biomechatronics, Educational Technologies. On the structure of the department were accredited the following research structures:
– Research Laboratory for Mechatronics and Energy;
– Research Laboratory for Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems and Autonomous Navigation;
– The Advanced Mechatronic Systems Research Laboratory.
The material basis for didactic and research activities ensures the materialization of the established basic principles: “learning through practice” and “learning through research”. These approaches favor interdisciplinarity as the basis for stimulating initiative and creativity.