2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Mechatronics Engineering B.S.


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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics was the first refereed journal published in the United States focused on Mechatronics. In the first issue (March 1996), mechatronics was defined as: "The synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacturing of industrial products and processes." Ten specific topics were identified under the general category of mechatronics:

  •  Modeling and Design
  •  Motion Control
  •  System Integration
  •  Vibration and Noise Control
  •  Actuators and Sensors
  •  Micro Devices & Optoelectronic Systems
  •  Intelligent Control
  •  Automotive Systems
  •  Robotics
  •  Manufacturing

Mechatronic systems can be a complete product or a sub-component of a product. Examples of mechatronic systems include aircraft flight control and navigation systems; automotive electronic fuel injection and anti-lock brake systems; automated manufacturing systems including robots, numerical control machining centers, packaging systems and plastic injection-molding systems; artificial organs; health monitoring and surgical systems; copy machines; and many more. Some common element of all these systems is the integration of analog and digital circuits, microprocessors and computers, mechanical devices, sensors, actuators, and controls.

Mechatronics Engineering graduates can select from a wide spectrum of industries for career choices and can also contribute in a variety of roles including design engineer, software engineer, project planner, product designer, and project manager. Mechatronics Engineering program graduates are able to select from jobs as Mechatronics specialists in a variety of industries. Opportunities are also available to graduates in smaller companies that need generalists who can perform both mechanical and electrical engineering functions.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Mechatronics Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Engineering Standing Requirements  

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major:


Electives (7 Credit Hours)


  • MATH Elective (3 Credit Hours)- Must be MATH 2332 or higher
  • Technical Elective (4 Credit Hours)- CS 3xxx4xxx, CPE 3xxx/4xxx (excluding CPE 4010), EE 3xxx/4xxx (excluding EE 4201), ENGR 3xxx/4xxx , ME 3xxx/4xxx (excluding ME 3501 and ME 4501), or MTRE 3xxx/4xxx.

Program Total (129 Credit Hours)


Note:


The Mechatronics Engineering degree requires a grade of "C" or better in all major required courses applied to degree requirements. All math and science courses require a grade of "C" or better.

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