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.
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.
- 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
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
32 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3 CIS126 Programming I 3 CIS150 Networking I 3 CIS225 Networking II 3 OR EET252 Data Communications and Networking 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 EET230L Digital Systems LAB 1
Arts and Sciences
31 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3 COM115 Principles of Communication 3 ENG110 College Composition 3 ENG120 Advanced Composition 3 HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3 MTH131 College Algebra 3 MTH200 Pre-calculus 3 PHY120 Physics 3 PHY120L Physics LAB 1 PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
Self-Integration and Computer Literacy
9 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3 COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0 FOR110 Essentials for Success 3 CIS115 Computer Applications 3
Electronics Engineering Technology
33 semester credit hours plus electives
Course ID Course Name Credits EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement LAB 1 EET250 Computer Configuration I 3 EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1 EET252 Data Communications and Networking 3 EET280 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 EET282 Wireless Security 3 EET301 Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3 EET310 Circuit Analysis 3 EET380 Digital Communications I 3 EET430 Microcontrollers 3 EET430L Microcontrollers LAB 1 Various Electives 19
33 semester credit hours plus electives
Course ID Course Name Credits EET191 Materials Science 3 EET192 Graphics Communication 3 EET192L Introduction to 3-D Modeling LAB 1 EET220 Industrial Applications 3 EET221L Instrumentation and Measurement LAB 1 EET250 Computer Configuration I 3 EET280 Introduction to Communication Systems 3 EET292 Introduction Mechanics Statics and Dynamics 3 EET293 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems 3 EET310 Circuit Analysis 3 EET380 Digital Communications I 3 EET390 Motor Drives 3 EET390L Motor Drives LAB 1 Various Electives 19
Course ID Course Name Credits BUS121 Introduction to Business 3 BUS328 Business Process Improvement 3 BUS328L Business Process Improvement LAB 3 BUS472 Applied Project Management 3 BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 3 CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3 CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3 CIS207 Network Routing and Switching LAB 1 CIS214 Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3 CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3 EET191 Materials Science 3 EET251 Computer Configuration II 3 EET251L Computer Configuration II LAB 1 EET252 Data Communications and Networking 3 EET272 Fiber Optics Communication 3 EET272L Fiber Optics Communication LAB 1 EET281 Wireless Technologies 3 EET282 Wireless Security 3 EET300 Engineering Technology Project Management 3 EET301 Special Topics in Engineering Technology 3 EET302 Externship-EET Sr. III 3 EET306 Externship-EET Sr. I-a 1 EET307 Externship-EET Sr. I-b 1 EET308 Externship-EET Sr. I-c 1 EET309 Externship-EET Sr. II 2 EET331 Programmable Controllers and Robotics 3 EET331L Programmable Controllers and Robotics LAB 1 EET350 Overview of Electronic Security Devices 3 EET352 Engineering Economics 3 EET380 Digital Communications I 3 EET402 Capstone Project 3 EET411 Senior Project 3 EET411L Senior Project LAB 1 EET430 Microcontrollers 3 EET430L Microcontrollers LAB 1 MTH220 Applied Calculus I 3 MTH320 Applied Calculus II 3
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.
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