Advanced manufacturing may be the best career you’ve never heard of. If you like robotics and ultra-fast automated systems, you’ll likely find today’s manufacturing environment a fascinating place to work.
Advanced manufacturing systems encompass an array of mechanical, electronic, and computer-based systems. To keep operations running smoothly, employers need professionals skilled in all three areas. These experts serve as a vital link between engineers and technicians. From conception to design, development, testing, and production, they are essential to the production process.
The Manufacturing Institute reports that there are currently more than 600,000 unfilled jobs—there just aren’t enough skilled workers to fill all of the open positions. As a matter of fact, it’s projected that this skills gap is going to grow to about 1.5 million over the next decade.*
If this sounds like a career you’ve been looking for, consider ECPI University. Through our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics in as little as 1.5 years.
- Program Description
At ECPI University, your classroom learning is supported with hands-on instruction using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. In addition, we design our curriculum with input from leading professionals, many of which hire our graduates. Together, we create a program focused on key skills such as:
- Analog/Digital Electronics and Communications
- Applied Mechanics
- Programmable Controllers
- Hydraulics and Pneumatics
- Testing and Measuring Instruments
- Materials Science
- Automation and Control Systems
- Computer Programming and Networks
- Computer Programming Networks
- Possible Career Track
Mechatronics graduates are typically employed in areas such as:
- Industrial Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Electronic Engineering Technician
- Electrical Technician
25 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ELECTRICITY EET110 Electric Circuits I 3 ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING: EET111 Electric Circuits II 3 EET111L Electric Circuits II LAB 1 ESET111 Electric Circuits II 3 ESET111L Electric Circuits II LAB 1 ANALOG ELECTRONICS EET120 Semiconductor Devices 3 EET121 Electronic Systems Applications 3 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS EET130 Digital Systems I 3 EET230 Digital Systems II 3 NETWORKING CIS150 Introduction to Computer Networking 3 PROGRAMMING CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3
Arts and Sciences
19 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: PSY105 Introduction to 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
13 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement Lab 1 EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET282 Wireless Security 3 ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES: EET252 Data Communications and Networking 3 CIS225 Networking Protocols and Services 3
Mechatronics Concentration Requirements
13 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
10 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3 BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS242 Technology Optimization 3 CAD104 Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing 3 CAD106 Civil CAD Design 3 CAD108 Architectural CAD Design 3 CAD110 Building Information Management (BIM) 3 CAD112 AutoCAD Electrical 3 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 3 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 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 EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET230L Digital Systems LAB 1 EET231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3 EET231L Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1 EET272 Fiber Optics Communication 3 EET272L Fiber Optics Communication LAB 1 ET210 Capstone Project 3 MET114 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3 MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3 MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3 MET230L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 1 MTH200 Pre-Calculus 3 MTH220 Applied Calculus I 3
As a graduate with an Associate of Science Degree in Mechatronics you can learn how to apply engineering and mathematical principles to implement and maintain automated systems. Upon completion of the program, you could have the opportunity to:
- Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data, analyze problems, and design a system or process.
- Identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.
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