Mechatronics

Mechatronics
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
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Overview

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

 

 

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Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

52 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ELECTRICITY
EET110Electric Circuits I3
EET111Electric Circuits II3
EET111LElectric Circuits LAB1
EET310Circuit Analysis3
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
EET120Semiconductor Devices3
EET121Electronic Systems Applications3
EET220Industrial Applications3
EET221LInstrumentation and Measurement LAB1
DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
EET130Digital Systems I3
EET230Digital Systems II3
EET230LDigital Systems LAB1
NETWORKING
CIS150Introduction to Computer Networking3
PROGRAMMING
CIS126Introduction to Programming3
EET207Applied Engineering Programming3
CONTROL SYSTEMS
EET231Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers3
EET231LIntroduction to Programmable Logic Controllers LAB1
EET331Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics3
EET331LProgrammable Logic Controllers and Robotics LAB1
EMBEDDED & DRIVE SYSTEMS
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
EET390Motor Drives3
EET390LMotor Drives LAB1
EET430Microcontrollers3
EET430LMicrocontrollers LAB1
SENIOR PROJECT
EET411Senior Project3
EET411LSenior Project LAB1

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH200Pre-calculus 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
CHOOSE TWO COURSES:
PSY105Introduction to Psychology* 3
PSY220Positive Psychology* 3
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ECO202Microeconomics* 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 I3
COR090Career Orientation Seminar0
EET102Engineering Math & Software Applications3
FOR110Essentials for Success3

Electronic Engineering Technology Concentration Requirements

16 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET251Computer Configuration II 3
EET251LComputer Configuration II LAB 1
EET280Introduction to Communications Systems 3
EET320Semiconductor Processing 3
EET380Digital Communications I 3
ONE LECTURE COURSE AND CORRESPONDING LAB FROM THE FOLLOWING:
CIS225Networking Protocols and Services 3
EET252Data Communications and Networking 3

Mechatronics Concentration

16 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
EET191Materials Science 3
EET192Engineering Graphics Communications 3
EET192LIntroduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1
MET211Statics 3
MET230Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3
MET410Dynamics 3

Electives

16 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 3
BUS472Applied Project Management 3
BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
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 1
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
EET272Fiber Optics Communication 3
EET272LFiber Optics Communication LAB 1
EET301Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3
EET302Externship-EET Sr. III 3
EET306Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1
EET307Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1
EET308Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1
EET309Externship-EET Sr. II 2
EET350Overview of Electronics Security Devices 3
EET352Engineering Economics 3
MET114Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) 3
MET213Advanced 3-D Modeling 3
MET221Manufacturing Processes 3
MET313Applied Strength of Materials 3
MET330Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
MET330LApplied Fluid Mechanics LAB 1
MTH220Applied Calculus I 3
MTH320Applied Calculus II 3
Program Description

Our Mechatronics program field focuses on real-world application of engineering principles. Engineering technologists are usually the link between the engineers and the technicians. They work with engineers from the conception phase of a product to the final production and assist in the design, development, testing, and production of electrical/electronic/mechanical equipment and components.

Your Mechatronics studies will focus on core areas such as:

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Testing and measuring instruments.
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Materials Science
  • Analog/Digital Electronics and Communications
  • Automation and Control Systems
  • Computer Programming and Networks
  • Microcontrollers

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive hands-on education in technology, our objective is for you 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.

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

 

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 will 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 will apply acquired knowledge to design and repair mechanical, electronics, and control systems. Graduates of the B.S. EET Mechatronics concentration will 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

 

Program Guide