The term mechatronics is defined as a multidisciplinary engineering system design. It does not split engineering into separate disciplines. Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical and electrical systems. For firms with advanced manufacturing equipment, the mechatronics technician plays an increasingly important role. Those trained to work in this field must have skills in electricity, electronics, instrumentation, programmable logical controllers, microprocessors, automation and robotics. These skills enable the professional to perform many different jobs in various industries.
The 38-credit diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technician positions in the areas of robotics, industrial manufacturing, instrumentation, electronics, and process control
automation. Courses cover industrial electronics, electrical motor control, AC/DC electronics, process control, computer-aided design, programmable controllers, computers, manufacturing, transducers, and fluid power.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates will be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures
2. Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems found
3. Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems
4. Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code
5. Test and debug complex automated equipment to machine specifications
6. Troubleshoot complex electrical circuits and machine control programs
Industrial automation technician, electronics technician, maintenance technician, field service technician, instrumentation and engineering technician, mechatronics engineer.
Multi-skilled mechatronics students can find work in industries that involve control architecture electronics, mechanics, and computing. The Mechatronics program prepares students for careers requiring specialized skills in electricity, electronics, instrumentation, programmable logical controllers, microprocessors, automation and robotics.