The Department of Mechatronic Engineering, which initially was one of the seven (7) departments of the Faculty of Engineering at J.K.U.A.T, was created in 2008. It was born of the Mechanical Engineering Department, which developed and mounted the Mechatronic Engineering program in 2001. Currently, it is one of the departments in the School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, in the College of Engineering.

The Department of Mechatronic Engineering is located in the Engineering Laboratory Building (ELB) of the main campus. It runs Bsc. in Mechatronic Engineering and Msc in Mechatronic Engineering programs.

The Department has active research units in which specialized research, training and innovations that address the needs of the country are carried out.