Mechatronics

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Program Number: 10-620-2
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

Mechatronics integrates theories and applications in mechanical, electrical and electronic systems; fluid power; robotics and computer software to prepare students to work effectively in a variety of industrial settings. The Mechatronics program teaches students a broad array of job-ready skills that involve integrating technologies and systems-thinking required to effectively problem solve, program, operate and maintain electromechanical and automated equipment. Graduates are trained to work as members of teams consisting of engineers and production workers in a variety of industrial and manufacturing settings.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$27,038 $63,685

Approximate Costs

  • $122.20 per credit (resident)
  • $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • *Fees shown are 2013-2014 fees; 2014-2015 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.

Program Outcomes

  • Interpret technical drawings, schematics and diagrams as they relate to automated process control systems.
  • Troubleshoot automated process control system components.
  • Design and program logic controls and Human Machine Interface (HMI) as communication devices for automated process control system.
  • Analyze the interaction between the various components of a system such as fluid power, mechanical, Servo and electrical/electronics to operate the system.
  • Program and interface robotics devices, Vision System, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) in the automated process control system.
  • Complete and maintain appropriate documentation for automated systems and processes.

Career Opportunities

  • Controls Engineer
  • Electrical/Electronics Technician
  • Field Engineer
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Research and Development Technician

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test. Students in our manufacturing and engineering programs take the METTE test. This test is taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
620-101 DC Circuits 3
620-102 AC Circuits 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A 3
804-114 College Technical Mathematics 1B 2
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 17
 
Term 2
620-103 Semiconductor Devices 3
620-104 Digital Electronics 2
620-115 AC-DC Machinery 4
804-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 4
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
 - OR - 
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 19
 
Term 3
620-105 Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics 1 2
620-110 Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Mechatronics 2
620-133 Data Acquisition Control 3
620-135 Basic PLC 3
620-150 PC Interfacing and Communications 3
806-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics 4
Total 17
 
Term 4
620-111 Integrated Manufacturing Production - Mechatronics 2
620-136 Advanced PLC 3
620-146 Modern Controls 4
620-151 Robotics 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
Total 15
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 68

Exit Assessment

Successful completion of course 620-110 and 620-111 is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.