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Adapting to the growing need for trained engineering technologists within the high speed packaging industry is the emphasis of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechatronics Engineering Technology. The program combines mechanical design, manufacturing and electrical control within a foundational context of packaging machinery. The degree is also very valuable in other industrial areas as well, such as the automotive industry. Students in this program benefit from internships offered by local packaging industries and are very mobile with career opportunities available nationwide.
Many of our graduates pursue careers as machine designers, working with technical service, packaging engineers, automation specialists, work with human/machine interfaces (HMI), programmers, controls specialists, and motion control programmers once they have finished their degrees.
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed.
The following are the Program Educational Objectives for the Baccalaureate degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MTB):
Program Educational Objective 1:
- The program will produce graduates that are prepared for successful careers in the areas associated with the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of advanced mechatronic systems.
Program Educational Objective 2:
- The program will produce graduates that advance in their careers and continue their professional development.
Program Educational Objective 3:
- The program will produce graduates that understand the overall human context in which engineering technology activities take place.
Graduates of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program will:
- demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechatronics engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities including proficiency in Mechatronics design, materials, manufacturing processes, and automation.
- demonstrate an ability to select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- demonstrate knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Approved by Faculty and Industrial Advisory Board on 8/29/2016
- 89 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
- 85 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
- 22 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
- 97 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
- 7 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates