Mechatronics

Mechatronics
Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
Overview

Mechatronics Overview

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.

*Via http://www.mfgday.com/playbook/Skills-Gap-Infographic.pdf

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
  • Microcontrollers
  • 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
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

25 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3
CIS150 Networking I 3
EET110 Electric Circuits I 3
EET111 Electric Circuits II 3
EET111L Electric Circuits LAB 1
EET120 Semiconductor Devices 3
EET121 Electronic Systems Applications 3
EET130 Digital Systems I 3
EET230 Digital Systems II 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
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3

Self-Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Concentration Requirements

Electronics Engineering

13 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
EET220 Industrial Applications 3
EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement Lab 3
EET250 Computer Configuration I 1
EET252 or CIS225 Data Communications and Networking 3
EET282 Wireless Security 3

Mechatronics

13 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
EET191 Materials Science 3
EET192 Engineering Graphic Communications 3
EET192L Introduction to 3D Modeling LAB 1
EET293 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
EET211 Statics 3

Electives

Electives

10 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS126 Programming I 3
CIS214 Object Oriented Programming with C# 1
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
EET200 Externship-EET III 3
EET203 Externship-EET I-a 1
EET204 Externship-EET I-b 1
EET205 Externship-EET I-c 1
EET230L Digital Systems LAB 3
EET231 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET231L Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1
EET251 Computer Configuration II 3
EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1
EET272 Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272L Fiber Optics Communication LAB 1
EET293L Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 3
MET213 Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221 Manufacturing Processes 3
MTH200 Pre-calculus 3
Outcomes

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.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage engineering technology projects.
  • Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.

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