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Mechatronics Technology

 

Program Details

If you enjoy working in mechanics and electronics, have the ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, have good problem solving skills, good practical and technical skills with attention to detail, and bring creativity and imagination to your projects, Mechatronics may be the career for you!

What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics is a relatively new approach to product design and development. It combines the princi-ples of electrical, mechanical, computer and industrial engineering. These ‘smart’ Mechatronic systems are typically composed of traditional mechanical and electrical components.

Mechatronics combines areas of engineering to allow the design, development and application of systems requiring fast and highly accurate performance.

Where do Mechatronics Technologists work?

Career positions are available for Mechatronic Technologists in all aspects of today’s high tech industries. Because mechatronics combines electronic, mechanical, computer and control skills, there are lots of available, good-paying jobs in schools, hospitals, manufacturing and production facilities.

What's the job outlook?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment opportunities for electromechanical technicians, including mechatronics technicians, were expected to grow one percent between 2010 and 2020 (www.bls.gov). The average annual salary for electromechanical technicians was $51,820 in May 2012.

What will I do with my education?

The program teaches students the latest technologies and skills required by manufacturers. Students re-ceive instruction in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of electromechanical equipment and manufacturing machinery. The curriculum focuses on the technical aspects of the profession in addition to incorporating technical writing and advanced mathematics classes.

What classes will I be required to take?

Component I – General Education: 20 credit hours

Dept/No.

Title

Credit Hours

Support Courses

CS 102

Computer Literacy

3

 

EN 101

English Composition I

3

 

MT 124

Technical Math

3

 

OR 105

Orientation to Technical Programs

1

 

PH 200 or higher

Introductory Physics

4

 

SP 103

Speech Fundamentals

3

 

                                                                               1Social Science Elective

                                          3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component II –  Technical:  22 credit hours 

Major Courses

EG  103

Electrical Calculations

3

 

EG  105

Industrial Safety

1

 

EG  107

Introduction to Circuits

4

 

MX 110

Introduction to Mechatronics

2

 

MX 120

Mechanical Power I

2

 

MX 130

Fluid Power I

2

 

MX 180

PLC Fundamental

1

 

MX 184

MX 186

MX 190

MX 298

PLC Interfacing and HMIS

PLC Applications

Industrial Robotics

Capstone

1

1

3

2

 

                                                   2Specialization Courses

                                         18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component III–Specialization: 18 credit hours

 

1Choose from any Psychology or Sociology course.

 

2Specialization Courses (minimum of 18 credit hours): Student must complete a series of restricted electives. Courses offered to fulfill the electives will be structured around current business and industry demands. Courses are limited to Electrical, Mechatronics, Welding, Robotics and AutoCAD courses not already required by the program and other related courses as approved by the      Division Head for Applied and Industrial Technology.

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