Mechatronics AS/AAS

Mechatronics AS/AAS
Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
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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. 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

Curriculum

Core Curriculum

25 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ELECTRICITY
EET110Electric Circuits I3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
EET111Electric Circuits II3
EET111LElectric Circuits II LAB1
ESET111Electric Circuits II3
ESET111LElectric Circuits II LAB1
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
EET120Semiconductor Devices3
EET121Electronic Systems Applications3
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
EET130Digital Systems I3
EET230Digital Systems II3
NETWORKING
CIS150Introduction to Computer Networking3
PROGRAMMING
CIS126Introduction to Programming3

Arts and Sciences

19 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
PSY105
PSY220
ECO201
ECO202
Introduction to Psychology
Positive Psychology
Macroeconomics
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 IDCourse NameCredits
CIS101Computer Configuration I 3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
EET102Engineering Math & Software Applications 3
FOR110Essentials for Success 3

Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET220Industrial Applications 3
EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement Lab 1
EET251Computer Configuration II 3
EET282Wireless Security 3
ONE OF THESE TWO COURSES:
EET252Data Communications and Networking 3
CIS225Networking Protocols and Services 3

Mechatronics Concentration Requirements

13 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

Electives

10 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
CAD104Rapid Prototyping & 3D Printing 3
CAD106Civil CAD Design 3
CAD108Architectural CAD Design 3
CAD110Building Information Management (BIM) 3
CAD112AutoCAD Electrical 3
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS123Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS126LIntroduction to Programming LAB 3
CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
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
EET302Externship-EET Sr. III 3
EET306Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1
EET307Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1
EET308Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1
EET220Industrial Applications 3
EET230LDigital Systems LAB 1
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB 1
EET272Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB 1
ET210Capstone Project 3
MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MET230LHydraulics and Pneumatics Systems LAB 1
MTH200Pre-Calculus 3
MTH220Applied Calculus I 3
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
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.
Program Guide