Newcastle University in Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Michael Lau

Associate Professor


Dr Lau is a Senior Lecturer with the Newcastle University International Singapore, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering Programme

He has been involved in tertiary education in Singapore for more than 20 years, starting in Nanyang Technological Institute which morphed into Nanyang Technological University, and is currently teaching in the  B. Eng (honours) Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering Degree Programme for the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology in Singapore.



Mobile robotics, principally in mecanum wheels and service robots

Dynamics Modelling and Control systems design

Motion Control Systems


The Newcastle University-Singapore Institute of Technology Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering. Module Leader of and lectures in the

MEC2102 Principles of Mechanics - dynamics

MEC2105 Control System Technology - actuators

MEC3102 Robotics and Automation

MEC3105 Mechatronics Systems