Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Contact(s): Gary Hatley

Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering systems, including robotics and advanced automation systems. Technicians with a degree from the program are trained to design, build, test, install, program, troubleshoot and repair systems involving high-tech, computer-controlled machinery. While the main focus is on robotics and controls for automated manufacturing machinery, mechatronics is truly found in a multitude of places, including transportation, shipping/distribution centers, elevators, and medical equipment, just to name a few.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn the Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree will possess a strong background in the following areas:

  • Basic Electricity and Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Instrumentation
  • Fluid Power
  • Mechanisms
  • Applied Technical Math
  • Physics
  • Motors and Controls

Additional Information

Students who complete the two-year program are also eligible to transfer into many of the state’s universities which offer 2+2 Engineering Technology degree options. This makes it a great option for students who are undecided about a four-year degree and opens the door to several career pathways for graduates, including entering the workforce after completing the two-year degree, continuing on to complete the four-year Engineering Technology degree, or perhaps the best of both worlds – entering the workforce with the two-year degree while completing the remaining two years of the bachelor’s degree online or on evenings/weekends. Many employers will pay for tuition and books, which allows the graduate to minimize costs and maximize earnings while preparing to earn even potentially higher salaries.

The 2+2 option also provides one of the most affordable paths to a 4-year engineering degree. In addition, it maximizes flexibility and provides a safety net at the two-year point that is not possible with beginning studies exclusively at a four-year institution.

Students who enjoy problem solving and who want a significant advantage entering the job market are encouraged to explore mechatronics for a competitive advantage in today’s rapidly changing workforce.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology - Associate in Applied Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
DFT 151 CAD I 3
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4
ELC 131A Circuit Analysis I Lab 1
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4
ELN 133 Digital Electronics 4
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
 Credit Hours16
Summer
MEC 130 Mechanisms 3
Social Science Elective * 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
ELC 213 Instrumentation 4
ELN 260 Prog Logic Controllers 4
ATR 212 Industrial Robots 3
ATR 112 Introduction to Automation 3
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours20
Spring
ATR 214 Advanced PLCs 4
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4
ELN 234 Communication Systems 4
PHY 151 College Physics I 4
 Credit Hours19
 Total Credit Hours77