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Systems Engineering Master's - Mechatronics 100% Online

Master of Science in Systems Engineering with a Concentration in Mechatronics 100% Online

Systems Engineering Master's - Mechatronics Online Degree Program Overview

If you are creative, analytical, have critical thinking skills and like to work with your hands, the field of mechatronics is where you could flourish. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary approach to engineering that involves the design of autonomous machines or systems by applying knowledge of mechanical, electrical, robotic, and computer science engineering to create smart technologies that improve everyday functions. Today’s industries are constantly looking for ways to simplify, increase productivity and lower costs, which is why mechatronics is such an important field of study.

If a career in mechatronics peaks your interest, you could find yourself in various work environments ranging from high tech laboratories, manufacturing plants, automotive centers, aerospace organizations, and even the television and film industry to create props and special effects.  

With this degree, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through a hands-on learning approach necessary to building complex systems and understanding autonomous machines.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a 100% Online Master of Science in Systems Engineering with a concentration in Mechatronics in as little as 13 months. 

Program Description

ECPI University’s Online mechatronics concentration provides students with the opportunity to develop and troubleshoot robotics, programmable controllers, and integrated systems. Students also have the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge and concepts to the entire product life cycle, including operations, costs, scheduling, performance testing, manufacturing, and maintenance through an integrated approach that considers technical, business, and end-user needs. During the course of this program, you could gain the necessary skills vital to developing successful new systems for various industries including how to:

  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate testing and evaluation processes.
  • Apply principles of business, engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Use pattern recognition and machine learning tools and software.

Students could build a strong foundation in areas of mechatronics including:

  • Robotics
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Automation and Control
Possible Career Track

With this specific concentration, graduates could seek out the following careers:  

  • Robotics Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Mechanical Design Engineer

You could develop your skills in mechatronics in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Computers
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Research and development
  • TV & Film 
  • Healthcare
  • Electronics
  • Bioengineering
  • Nanotechnology

Core Curriculum

15 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
SE510Systems Engineering Concepts3
SE520System Analysis, Design and Implementation3
SE530Testing and Evaluation3
SE650Systems Engineering Project I3
SE652Systems Engineering Project II3

Software Engineering Concentration Requirements

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
SE640Software Architecture3
SE642Software Assurance3

Mechatronics Concentration Requirements

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
SE630Robotics Principles3
SE632Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning3
SE634Robotics in Automation and Control3


9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
MGT520Organizational Behavior and Leadership3
MGT524Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
MGT532Organizational Change and Development3
MGT560Strategic Human Resources Management3
MGT575Modern Management Models3
MGT604Management and Strategy3
MGT625Essentials of Leadership3
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the 100% Online Master of Science in Systems Engineering, graduates are expected be able to:

  • Apply principles of business, engineering, science, and mathematics to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems related to complex systems.
  • Apply the appropriate engineering design process to build complex systems that meet specified needs appropriate to the discipline from conception through decommissioning.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate testing and evaluation processes to include data analysis and interpretation, quality assurance, and continuous improvement of complex systems.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional responsibility in making informed judgments that consider the global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other impacts of engineering solutions, as well as the implications for business operations, public health, and public safety.
  • Recognize the ongoing need for the identification, acquisition and application of new knowledge.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, creates a collaborative and inclusive environment, and communicates effectively with a range of audiences.

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