Mechatronics

Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

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. Additionally, if you'd like to learn about the manufacturing gap creating career opportunities in Mechatronics view our infographic, here.

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 could earn an Associate of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics in as little as 1.5 years.

 
Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap Infographic

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

 

Mechatronics Curriculum

Program Requirements

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

Concentration Requirements

Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.

Mechatronics 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

Mechatronics Possible Career Track

Mechatronics graduates are typically employed in areas such as:

  • Industrial Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Technician

Mechatronics 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.
  • Analyze and implement systems containing hardware and software components.