Research and teaching in mechatronics at UiA have over many years been adapted to the needs of regional industrial enterprises, focusing on mechatronic systems in which large movements and forces are controlled and large amounts of energy are converted.

Research and teaching projects are typically focused towards the design of electromechanical systems with one or more of the following characteristics: Dynamic behaviour and the need for modelling and simulation; Structural response analysis; Electrical and/or hydraulic energy transmission; Need for closed-loop control of nonlinear and multivariable systems; Energy conversion.

Research and teaching are mainly focused on three disciplines: Mechanical engineering; Electrical and hydraulic actuation systems; Control systems.