The Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology at the Virginia Beach and Newport News, VA campuses and Online are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Mechatronics (ESET) Program Overview
ESET graduates function in multidisciplinary teams to design, install, maintain, and repair systems, components, or processes meeting specific needs for engineering applications. They serve as a link between engineers and technicians in the workplace where they play a key role from the conception of electronic systems until their implementation. They are involved in the development, testing, production, and quality assurance of electronic and mechanical components and/or systems. Additionally, if you'd like to learn about the manufacturing gap creating career opportunities in Mechatronics view our infographic, here.
The curriculum provides ESET graduates with the education and foundation needed for employment in a variety of industries in the private and public sector, including the computer industry, homeland security, automation and manufacturing, and education.
Mechatronics concentration graduates are employed in a wide spectrum of areas in positions such as engineering consultant, electrical engineering or computer engineering technologist, product engineer, or project manager.
Through ECPI University's year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics in as little as 2.5 years.
52 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ELECTRICITY EET110 Electric Circuits I 3 ESET111 Electric Circuits II 3 ESET111L Electric Circuits LAB 1 EET310 Circuit Analysis 1 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 SENIOR PROJECT MET400 Senior Project 3 MET400L Senior Project 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
Arts and Sciences
37 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 MTH220 Applied Calculus I 3 MTH320 Applied Calculus II 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 CHOOSE TWO COURSES: ECO201 Macroeconomics* 3 ECO202 Microeconomics* 3 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology* 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology* 3
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and 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 Systems Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements
16 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1 EET320 Semiconductor Processing 3 EET380 Digital Communications I 3 ESET280 Introduction to Communications Systems 3 CHOOSE TWO COURSES: EET252 Data Communications and Networking 3 CIS225 Networking Protocols and Services 3
Mechatronics Concentration Requirements
16 semester credit hours
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
10 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 PMT472 Applied Project Management 3 PMT472L 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 MET230L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 1 MET330 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3 MET330L Applied Fluid Mechanics LAB 1
- Program Description
The ESET - Mechatronics concentration - program focuses on real-world applications of engineering principles. The program provides a career pathway for individuals who like working with their hands, putting things together, and combining different systems to come up with a solution for a real-world problem. The Electronic Systems and Mechatronics concentrations offer a broad exposure to analog and digital electronics, engineering programming, instrumentation and measurement systems, as well as embedded and drive 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 electronic systems field could continue to be the option for the design and implementation of new innovative solutions and products.
- 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
Graduates of the B.S. Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program are expected to attain the following objectives within a few years of graduation:
- Apply acquired technical and analytical skills as it relates to their professional positions in electrical, electronic, and related industries.
- Apply relative mathematical, science, and engineering methods to solve technical problems.
- Analyze and implement complex systems including both hardware and software.
- Pursue lifelong learning and successful professional careers.
- Perform as effective team members through adequate oral and written communication skills.
- Relate and exercise an educated judgment in regards to their professional and ethical responsibilities.
Students in the B.S. Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, ESET program learn to design and integrate electronic systems through a strong foundation in analog and digital electronics. They are able to apply the acquired engineering and mathematical principles to implement and improve systems and/or processes for engineering applications.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, ESET, graduates are expected to have:
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- Create 2D and 3D designs for engineering parts using CAD software
- Implement hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Analyze forces and their effects on systems
- Program Guide
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