Mechatronics (ESET)

Mechatronics (ESET)
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology with a Concentration in Mechatronics
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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,

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.

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Core Curriculum

52 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET110Electric Circuits I3
ESET111Electric Circuits II3
ESET111LElectric Circuits LAB1
EET310Circuit Analysis1
EET120Semiconductor Devices3
EET121Electronic Systems Applications3
EET220Industrial Applications3
EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement LAB1
EET130Digital Systems I3
EET230Digital Systems II3
EET230LDigital Systems LAB1
CIS150Introduction to Computer Networking3
CIS126Introduction to Programming3
EET207Applied Engineering Programming3
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB1
EET331Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics3
EET331LProgrammable Logic Controllers and Robotics LAB1
MET400Senior Project3
MET400LSenior Project LAB1
EET390Motor Drives3
EET390LMotor Drives LAB1
EET430LMicrocontrollers LAB1

Arts and Sciences

37 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH200Pre-calculus 3
MTH220Applied Calculus I 3
MTH320Applied Calculus II 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ECO202Microeconomics* 3
PSY105Introduction to Psychology* 3
PSY220Positive 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 IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101Computer Configuration I3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar0
EET102Engineering Math & Software Applications3
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements

16 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET251Computer Configuration II3
EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB1
EET320Semiconductor Processing3
EET380Digital Communications I3
ESET280Introduction to Communications Systems3
EET252Data Communications and Networking3
CIS225Networking Protocols and Services3

Mechatronics Concentration Requirements

16 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET191Materials Science 3
EET192Engineering Graphics Communications 3
EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1
MET211Statics 3
MET230Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
MET410Dynamics 3


10 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 1
PMT472 Applied Project Management3
PMT472L Applied Project Management Lab1
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS123Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming LAB 1
CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching 1
CIS206Linux Administration 3
CIS207LNetwork Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS214Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS218Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS226Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 3
CIS228Service Desk Fundamentals 3
CIS245Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245LWindows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS282Web Interface Design 3
EET272Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB 1
EET301Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3
EET302Externship-EET Sr. III 3
EET306Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1
EET307Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1
EET308Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1
EET309Externship-EET Sr. II 2
EET350Overview of Electronics Security Devices 3
EET352Engineering Economics 3
MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MET313Applied Strength of Materials 3
MET230LHydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 1
MET330Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
MET330LApplied 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.

Mechatronics Concentration

  • Create 2D and 3D designs for engineering parts using CAD software
  • Implement hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Analyze forces and their effects on systems
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