- About the faculty
- Study programmes
- - ICT
- - Engineering
- - - Preliminary Courses
- - - Aerospace
- - - Civil Engineering
- - - Renewable Energy
- - - Mechatronics
- - - Master in Mechatronics
- - - MSc in Industrial and Technology Management
- - Mathematical Sciences
- - Natural Sciences
December 4, 2007: New technology and science research center , Teknova , established. Mechatronics will be one of the focus areas for Teknova.
November 22, 2007: The new Mechatronics Masters is finally approved and will start August 2008. See this article in Agderposten.
November 13, 2007: Guest lectures organised by PetroYoung, AudMin at 16:00:
In total 60 Mechatronics students attended the three presentations. Sense EDM presented their solutions for drilling equipment, Hydramarine presented heave compensated cranes while Origo presented automation solutions for both the process and oil&gas industries.
November 9, 2007: The EYDE network and UiA in Teknisk Ukeblad.
November 1, 2007: The following guest lecturers will visit UiA / Grimstad / AUD F during November:
November 6, 08:30-09:45, Erik Zachariasen from Sense EDM, Kristiansand.
November 6, 10:00-11:45, Ole Gunnar Woldbæk from Oceaneering Rotator A/S.
November 13, 10:00-11:45, Per Arnt Tellefsdal from Tellefsdal A/S.
November 16, 09:00-09:45 (AUD A), Prof. A. Braunschweig, FH Schmalkalden. Topic: Robotic disassembly.
October 11, 2007: The Mechatronics study has started the dialog with the process industry and the new EYDE network. The discussions have so far resulted in more Bachelor thesis projects and a new course Design of Control Systems. In the future the EYDE network will also contribute to the Master studies and offer thesis projects at Master level.
September 21, 2007: About the new campus in Business Q4.
September 21, 2007:
3D Scanners fom Sweden and PreciTech AS of Norway visited the University of Agder to demonstrate their high-precision measurement systems. Both the FARO laser tracker Xi and the FARO platinum measurement arm were presented. This type of equipment can be used to accurately verify dynamic models of large mechanical structures, or to verify surface quality of machined parts.
September 11, 2007: Auditorium Min at 16:00. Hernis Scan Systems and Aker Kværner Pusnes give presentations of the two companies, tips about writing job applications and also present possible final-year thesis projects. The event was a success, the auditorium was full with 95 participants, and the presentations of both companies Hernis and Pusnes were appreciated. The event was organised by Heidi Beate Loennechen of PetroYoung and Professor Kjell G. Robbersmyr of UiA.
September 10, 2007: Auditorium F at 14:00. Presentation of the University of Limoges, France by Dr Stephane Renault. General presentation of the University of Limoges and its different departments, ENSIL (Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Ingenieurs de Limoges), the Engineering School, and its 4 departments : Mechatronics, Electronics and Telecommunication, Water and Environment, Materials, a detailed presentation of the Mechatronics department and the Master in Mechatronics, research activities in the Mechatronics department : vehicle localization, map matching and vehicle sideslip angle observers.
August 23, 2007: NODE Petroforum at Radisson SAS in Kristiansand.
Juni 13, 2007: Mechatronics at the University of Agder in Aftenposten (national newspaper).
Juni 11, 2007: TAF students visiting.
May 31, 2007: NODE, HiA and Mechatronics in the news. An older article from Agderposten is available here.
May 14, 2007: Increase in applications to the Mechatronics Study Program
The total number of applicants to the Mechatronics study program in Grimstad has increased by 20% compared to 2006. The number of primary applicants (applicants who have Mechatronics at Grimstad as the prefered choice) has increased by 16%. Today a total of 90 students are enrolled in the first year Mechatronics program.
May 4, 2007: New Study Profiles
Two additional study profiles in the third year of the BSc degree have been introduced. These are Electronic Control Systems and Marine Technology. Both are adapted towards the local industries in Southern Norway. See this link for more details. These new study profiles are available from August 2007 for the first time.
March 30, 2007: 2-Day Robotic Course
The Department of Mechatronics is organising a 2-day industrial robotics course in November. See this link.
March 22, 2007: Mechatronics students in the news
Three Mechatronics students in the local news (In Norwegian) demonstrating their Bachelor thesis project.
March 14, 2007: New Masters Program
Head of Studies Kjell G. Robbersmyr presented the new Masters program planned for August 2007. The PowerPoint slides are available here (In Norwegian). See also this newspaper article (In Norwegian) and this article from b4q.no.
March 8, 2007: Girls and Mechatronics
On March 8 the Faculty of Engineering and Science held an open day for 250 girls from highschools in the Agder counties in an attempt to attract more female students to engineering studies. Associate Professor Sara Persson and Professor Geir Hovland presented the Mechatronics study program and demonstrated how an industrial robot can be used in product development.
One of the presentations during the Girls & Technology Open Day was given by the department of Mechatronics in the robotics laboratory. Sara Persson presented the exciting and creative possibilities that exist within the Bachelor and Masters studies in Mechatronics. Among others Product Development is a focus area of the study program, and rapid prototyping of models is a central topic. The department is supported by advanced technology for this purpose, including two industrial ABB robots and a 3D printer.
Today the department has 90 Mechatronics students in year 1, and the department is currently planning new study options within Design and Product Development, Marine Technologies and Electronic Control Systems. The new Masters program will start in August 2008 and the program has been created on the basis of demand from the regional industry. The Masters study program offers advanced studies in Hydraulics, Control Systems and Product Development. The PowerPoint presentation is available here.