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Mechatronics Diploma

Mechatronics Diploma

Career Description
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.

Program Information
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

Career Titles
Industrial automation technician, electronics technician, maintenance technician, field service technician, instrumentation and engineering technician, mechatronics engineer.

Employment Opportunities
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.

 

Mechatronics

MECHATRONICS CURRICULUM
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Fall Semester
MATH 1500 Applied Mathematics (3cr)
RAST 1120 Intro to Engineering Graphics (2cr)
RAST 1101 Industrial Electronics I (3cr)
RAST 1104 Introduction to Robotics (2cr)
RAST 1110 Intro to Manufacturing (2cr)
RAST 1111 Industrial Electronics Lab I (2cr)
Total 14 Credits

Spring Semester
RAST 1102* Industrial Electronics II (3cr)
RAST 1103* Motors and Drives (3cr)
RAST 1113* Motors & Drives Lab (3cr)
RAST 1206* Programmable Logic Controllers (3cr)
RAST 1212* Industrial Electronics Lab II (2cr)
RAST 1109 Computers in Industry (2cr)
RAST 2105* Transducers (2cr)
RAST 2165* Fluid Power (2cr)
Total 20 Credits

SUMMER SEMESTER
RAST 2106* Industrial Electronics III (2cr)
RAST 2116 Industrial Electronics Lab III (2cr)
Total 4 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 38 CREDITS

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