Why Study Mechatronics Engineering Technology?
A Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree will prepare you to design and develop industrial automation systems that include robotics, vision systems, computer integration for high speed manufacturing and service industries.
Our graduates are prepared for positions in electromechanical design, manufacturing and electronic controls of packaging machinery. A synergistic blend of Mechanical, Electrical, Control, Hydraulics, Automation, Robotics, Networking, and Computer Systems Technology provide interdisciplinary skills necessary for today’s industry.
Why Choose Purdue Northwest?
The Faculty of the Engineering Technology Department has a wealth of real world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines. You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life laboratories and settings. You will gain a theoretical and hands-on understanding as to what it takes to succeed in a career in advanced automation.
Dr. Masoud Fathizadeh has been instrumental figure in establishing Mechatronic Engineering Technology at Purdue University Northwest. He has been with the Mechatronics Program from its inception and assisted in the sustained growth of the program. He developed new courses, new laboratories and experiments to enhance the Mechatronics program. He routinely supervises students for national competitions such as PMMI and maintains close collaborations with industry.
His areas of interests are control systems, power systems, power electronics, energy, and system integration. For over 15 years Dr. Fathizadeh has worked for both in private industries, and at national research laboratories such as NASA, Argonne and Fermi. Dr. Fathizadeh has established his own consulting and engineering company in 1995 specializing in power system, energy management and automation systems. During the last twenty years the company performed many private and government projects.
Dr. Fathizadeh has published numerous chapter books; and journal, conference and technical articles. Dr. Fathizadeh is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois.
Areas of Study
- Mechatronics Engineer: $70,779
- Automation Engineer: $72,045
- Packaging Engineer: $64,791
- Control Specialist: $77,238
- Motion Control Programmer: $67,326
- Technical Services Supervisor: $82,627
- Machine Designer: $65,880
- Human Machine Interface (HMI) Designer/Programmer: $73,749
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program in Purdue University Northwest is the first Mechatronics Program in the nation to be accredited by TAC-ABET.
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Electrical Design Engineer, Mitsubishi Electric Automation
“My favorite part [of my classes] would have to be the hands-on laboratory activity. It was great to have an opportunity to work with machinery that was donated to the university and I believe that prepared me most for my career. I was able to verify and understand the theory I learned in class at the state-of-the-art industrial grade laboratory. Also my professors were always willing to spend extra time with me in the laboratory to explain the material coupled with an example the relationship between theory and practice.”
Where do our alums work?
- Rockwell Automation
- Mitsubishi Electric Automation
- Ford Motor Company
- E-PAK Machinery
- Honeywell Aerospace
Industrial Advisory Committee
Leaders in business, industry, and labor make up the the Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Industrial Advisory Committee. Members work closely with faculty and administration to prepare the community’s future work force.
- College of Technology Scholarships
- PMMI Claude Breeden
- Patrick Sharkey Memorial Scholarship
- Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
- E. Winthrop Taylor Memorial
- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship
- School of Technology Class of 67′ Scholarship
Labs & Facilities
Professional Organization and Industrial Shows
Students have the opportunity to take part in many activities including the professional organization PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute) and the annual PACK EXPO. This is usually held in October / November, and alternates between Chicago and Las Vegas.
Programmable Logic Controllers
Introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to perform process control functions Topics include PLC architectures, working principles, programming techniques, ladder logic programming, data manipulation, data highway, various input/output modules and their interface for actuation signal control. Designing, Configuring and Interfacing graphical screens for HMI (Human Machine Interface) units.