The mechatronics concentration is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary area of study that integrates electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering in order to design, build and operate smart machines with precision.
You’ll learn about robotics applications and other electromechanical systems, including the hardware and software that make them work. Through your coursework, as you learn about green robotics, electronics, control systems, mechanics and vibrations, and digital design, you'll get insight into both the theory and practice of how to design and build exciting new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, alternative power generation systems and robotic medical systems.
Learning these skills will help you create versatile, innovative, and powerful systems that will continue to shape our world in the 21st century.
What will I study as part of the mechatronics concentration?
The mechatronics concentration will provide you with hands-on experience using the latest equipment in the field to prepare you for a career in engineering, as well as the theoretical knowledge to support this. Some of the courses that you will take include:
- EGR 311 – Electronics
- EGR 332 – Digital Design I
- EGR 410 – Control Systems
- EGR 434 – Green Robotics, Automation and Machine Intelligence
- EGR 463 – Analytical Mechanics and Vibrations
- CS 122 – Computer Science II
- MA 321 – Differential Equations
To find out more about all of the course options for this concentration, please see our course catalog.
What can I do with my engineering degree?
You will have the ability to tailor your future career to best fit your interests throughout your time at Etown. We prepare our students to work in a number of different industries including transportation, robotic manufacturing processes, green energy generation, agriculture and telecommunications.
Using the skills developed throughout this program, you will be prepared to work on various tasks such as designing robotic and smart technology equipment, developing and building prototypes, installing and testing new equipment, and managing robotics systems of all sizes.
The field of mechatronics is growing rapidly and is in high demand across the country. This will only continue to increase as companies and whole industries shift their systems to more advanced technologies. According to Glassdoor.com, the typical starting salary for mechatronics engineers is $54,000, with average earnings across the field around $87,000.