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BS in Mechatronics

ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics program is designed for students seeking careers that combine technical knowledge and mechanical skills such as those in robotics or automated manufacturing. Learn more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics

School Offering Program:

ECPI University

Program Prerequisites:

Before entering the Mechatronics program, aspiring students must already have their high school diploma or GED. They should also enjoy working with their hands and have strong analytical, communication, and mathematical skills.

Program Description:

Students of ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics program have the opportunity to take introductory and fundamental courses covering various aspects of electronic, electrical, mechanical, and digital systems. In the mechatronics curriculum, they will study such topics as:

  • Equipment design and repair
  • Materials science
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics operations
  • Industrial processing and motor drive systems

Core and elective courses address:

  • Electric circuits, semiconductors, and fiber optics
  • Digital systems
  • Computer networking and programming
  • Project management.

Several courses throughout the program are accompanied by hands-on labs that help students practice and better understand design, installation, testing, and troubleshooting techniques. The curriculum also offers the opportunity for field experiences wherein students apply concepts and methods studied throughout the program in actual technical environments.

Learning Format:

Online or On-Campus (please contact ECPI University for program availability at a location near you)

Total Credits Required:

121 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students may be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans. Consult with ECPI University for more information about financial assistance.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact ECPI University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Arts and Sciences Courses (31 credits)

  • MTH 131: College Algebra
  • MTH 200: Pre-Calculus OR Statistics
  • PHY 120: Physics
  • PHY 120L: Physics Lab
  • ENG 110: College Composition
  • ENG 120: Advanced Composition
  • COM 110: Principles of Speech
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 220: Positive Psychology OR a Social and Behavioral Science course
  • HUM 205: Culture and Diversity OR a Humanities/Fine Arts course
  • CAP 480: Arts and Science Capstone

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy Courses (9 credits)

  • FOR 112: College Orientation
  • COR 090: Career Orientation
  • CIS 106/IST 106: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • IST 120: Computer Applications

Core Curriculum (32 credits)

  • EET 110: Electric Circuits I
  • EET 111: Electric Circuits II
  • EET 111L: Electric Circuits Lab
  • EET 120: Semiconductor Devices
  • EET 121: Electronic Systems Applications
  • EET 130: Digital Systems I
  • EET 230: Digital Systems II
  • EET 230L: Digital Systems Lab
  • CIS 150/IST 150: Networking I
  • CIS 151: Networking II
  • CIS 121/IST 122: Logic and Design
  • CIS 126: Programming I

Mechatronics Concentration (33 credits)

  • EET 190: Introduction to Applied Mechanics
  • EET 190L: Applied Mechanics Lab
  • EET 191: Materials Science
  • EET 220: Industrial Applications
  • EET 221L: Instrumentation and Measurement Lab
  • EET 250/IST 210: Computer Configuration I
  • EET 280: Introduction to Communication Systems
  • EET 292: Introduction to Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
  • EET 293: Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems
  • EET 310: Circuit Analysis
  • EET 380: Digital Communications I
  • EET 390: Motor Drives
  • EET 390L: Motor Drives Lab

Electives (19 credits)

Students select from the following courses:

  • EET 300: Engineering Technology Project Management OR a non-technical elective
  • EET 331: Programmable Controllers and Robotics
  • EET 430: Microcontrollers
  • EET 430L: Microcontrollers Lab
  • EET 306: EET Senior Externship III
  • EET 272: Fiber Optics Communication
  • EET 272L: Fiber Optics Communication Lab
  • EET 301: Special Topics in Engineering Technology
  • EET 302: Senior Externship I
  • EET 402: Capstone Project
  • EET 191: Materials Science
  • EET 251/IST 211: Computer Configuration II
  • EET 251L/IST 211L: Computer Configuration Lab
  • EET 252: Data Communications and Networking
  • EET 281: Wireless Technologies
  • EET 282: Wireless Security
  • CIS 202: Introduction to Routing and Switching
  • CIS 204: Intermediate Routing and Switching
  • CIS 207: Routing and Switching Lab
  • EET 301: Special Topics in Engineering Technology
  • EET 302: Senior Externship I
  • EET 411: Senior Project
  • EET 411L: Senior Project Lab

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Upon completion of ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics program, graduates could be prepared to assume positions mainly in areas of manufacturing or production. Job responsibilities could include systems testing, prototype development, software programming, or robotics design.

Positions graduates could be interested in include but are not limited to:

  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant