Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
- Mechatronics Overview
Interested in automated manufacturing? Do you often wonder how things are made and how they work? Do you like working with your hands? If so, a career in Mechatronics may be for you. Additionally, if you'd like to learn about the manufacturing gap creating career opportunities in Mechatronics view our infographic, here.
The ECPI University Mechatronics program focuses on real-world application of engineering principles. If you are the type of person who likes working with your hands, putting things together, and combining different systems to come up with a solution for a real world problem, then a career in Electronics Engineering Technology could be the right choice for you. The Mechatronics concentration will offer you the chance to develop and troubleshoot robotics solutions, programmable controllers, and integrated systems. Learn by doing while grasping a firm theoretical foundation in electronics. Put to practice your acquired knowledge through a culminating capstone experience.
With the new emerging technologies, a skilled workforce in the electronics field has been and will continue to be in demand for the maintenance, repair, installation, quality assurance, and research and development fields.
Learn to develop and troubleshoot robotics, programmable controllers, and integrated systems.
Skills in the Mechatronics field can be applied in various areas including maintenance and repair, installation, quality assurance, and research and development.
You can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics in as little as 2.5 years.
- Program Description
Our Mechatronics program field focuses on real-world application of engineering principles. Engineering technologists are usually the link between the engineers and the technicians. They work with engineers from the conception phase of a product to the final production and assist in the design, development, testing, and production of electrical/electronic/mechanical equipment and components.
Your Mechatronics studies will focus on core areas such as:
- Applied Mechanics
- Programmable Controllers
- Hydraulics and Pneumatics
- Testing and measuring instruments.
- Computer Hardware and Software
- Materials Science
- Analog/Digital Electronics and Communications
- Automation and Control Systems
- Computer Programming and Networks
Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive hands-on education in technology, our objective is for you to:
- Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, analyze problems, and design a system or process.
- Identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- Demonstrate an ability to manage engineering technology projects.
Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.
- Possible Career Track
Mechatronics graduates are typically employed in areas such as:
- Engineering Consultant
- Electrical/Computer Engineering Technologist
- Industrial Engineer
- Product Engineer
- Project Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Industrial Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Computer Engineering Technician
Electronic Engineering Technician
52 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ELECTRICITY EET110 Electric Circuits I 3 EET111 Electric Circuits II 3 EET111L Electric Circuits LAB 1 EET310 Circuit Analysis 3 ANALOG ELECTRONICS EET120 Semiconductor Devices 3 EET121 Electronic Systems Applications 3 EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement LAB 1 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS EET130 Digital Systems I 3 EET230 Digital Systems II 3 EET230L Digital Systems LAB 1 NETWORKING CIS150 Introduction to Computer Networking 3 PROGRAMMING CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3 EET207 Applied Engineering Programming 3 CONTROL SYSTEMS EET231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3 EET231L Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1 EET331 Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics 3 EET331L Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics LAB 1 EMBEDDED & DRIVE SYSTEMS ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING: EET390 Motor Drives 3 EET390L Motor Drives LAB 1 EET430 Microcontrollers 3 EET430L Microcontrollers LAB 1 SENIOR PROJECT EET411 Senior Project 3 EET411L Senior Project LAB 1
Arts and Sciences
31 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3 COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH200 Pre-calculus 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 CHOOSE TWO COURSES: PSY105 Introduction to Psychology* 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology* 3 ECO201 Macroeconomics* 3 ECO202 Microeconomics* 3*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.
Self Integration and Computer Literacy
9 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS101 Computer Configuration I 3 COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0 EET102 Engineering Math & Software Applications 3 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements
16 semester credit hours plus electives
Course ID Course Name Credits EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1 EET280 Introduction to Communications Systems 3 EET320 Semiconductor Processing 3 EET380 Digital Communications I 3 ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING: CIS225 Networking Protocols and Services 3 EET252 Data Communications and Networking 3
16 semester credit hours plus electives
Course ID Course Name Credits EET191 Materials Science 3 EET192 Engineering Graphics Communications 3 EET192L Introduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1 MET211 Statics 3 MET230 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3 MET410 Dynamics 3
16 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS242 Technology Optimization 3 BUS328 Business Process Improvement 3 BUS328L Business Process Improvement LAB 3 BUS472 Applied Project Management 3 BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 1 CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 CIS115 Computer Applications 3 CIS121 Logic and Design 3 CIS123 Introduction to Scripting 3 CIS126L Introduction to Programming LAB 3 CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3 CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 1 CIS206 Linux Administration 3 CIS207L Network Routing and Switching LAB 1 CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3 CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3 CIS218 Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3 CIS226 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3 CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals 3 CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3 CIS245L Windows Client and Server LAB 1 CIS282 Web Interface Design 3 EET272 Fiber Optics Communication 3 EET272L Fiber Optics Communication LAB 1 EET301 Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3 EET302 Externship-EET Sr. III 3 EET306 Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1 EET307 Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1 EET308 Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1 EET309 Externship-EET Sr. II 2 EET350 Overview of Electronics Security Devices 3 EET352 Engineering Economics 3 MET114 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3 MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3 MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3 MET313 Applied Strength of Materials 3 MET330 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3 MET330L Applied Fluid Mechanics LAB 1 MTH220 Applied Calculus I 3 MTH320 Applied Calculus II 3
- Possible Outcomes
Students in the B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology program learn to design and build electronic systems and learn about analog and digital electronics. They are able to apply the engineering and mathematical principles that they learn in order to implement and maintain electronic systems, such as computers and controllers.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, graduates will have:
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
- An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- An understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Students enrolled in the Mechatronics concentration will apply acquired knowledge to design and repair mechanical, electronics, and control systems. Graduates of the B.S. EET Mechatronics concentration will use interactive hands-on education in technology to achieve the following outcomes:
- Create 2D and 3D designs for engineering parts using CAD software
- Implement hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Analyze forces and their effects on systems