Mechatronics Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

Mechatronics Overview

Interested in automated manufacturing? Do you often wonder how things are made and how they work? Do you like working with your hands? If so, a career in Mechatronics may be for you. Additionally, if you'd like to learn about the manufacturing gap creating career opportunities in Mechatronics view our infographic, here.

The ECPI University Mechatronics program focuses on real-world application of engineering principles. If you are the type of person who likes working with your hands, putting things together, and combining different systems to come up with a solution for a real world problem, then a career in Electronics Engineering Technology could be the right choice for you. The Mechatronics concentration will offer you the chance to develop and troubleshoot robotics solutions, programmable controllers, and integrated 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 electronics field has been and will continue to be important for the maintenance, repair, installation, quality assurance, and research and development fields. Learn to develop and troubleshoot robotics, programmable controllers, and integrated systems. Skills in the Mechatronics field can be applied in various areas including maintenance and repair, installation, quality assurance, and research and development.

In as little as 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics.

 
Advanced Manufacturing Skills Gap Infographic
 

Mechatronics 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

Mechatronics Outcomes

Students in the B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology program learn to design and build electronic systems and learn about analog and digital electronics. They are able to apply the engineering and mathematical principles that they learn in order to implement and maintain electronic systems, such as computers and controllers.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, graduates are expected to have:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 

Mechatronics Concentration

Students enrolled in the Mechatronics concentration are expected to apply acquired knowledge to design and repair mechanical, electronics, and control systems. Graduates of the B.S. EET Mechatronics concentration are expected to use interactive hands-on education in technology to achieve the following outcomes:

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

Mechatronics Curriculum

Program Requirements

Choose one Lecture Course and Corresponding Lab from the following: EET390 - Motor Drives and EET390L - Motor Drives LAB or EET430 - Microcontrollers and EET430L - Microcontrollers LAB

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

Concentration Requirements

Choose one of these two courses: EET252 Data Communications and Networking or CIS225 Network Protocols and Services

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