The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Course work includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures.
Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.
Upon successful completion of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, the student should be able to
- Plan and construct Commercial and Industrial wiring circuits.
- Identify, explain and troubleshoot hydraulic/pneumatic circuits.
- Create various simple PLC programs using the appropriate instruction set and apply appropriate troubleshooting methods to PLCs.
- Understand the basic concepts and demonstrate knowledge of automation, robotic and data communication systems.
- Demonstrate proper use of general mechanical maintenance knowledge.