College Catalog

Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MH)

(Effective Fall 2013)

Mechatronics Engineering Technology offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that provides students with the diverse skill set required to install, calibrate, modify, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain automated systems. Hands-on instruction develops skills in mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power, and automated control systems. Graduates are prepared for technical positions in a wide range of industries.

Career Opportunities

Instrumentation technology/technician, robotics technology/technician, automation engineer technology/technician, electro-mechanical technician, industrial engineering technician, process technician, petroleum technician, industrial maintenance technician, field automation technician, and pipeline/distribution operator.

Recommended High School Subjects

Math, science, programming, all skilled electrical and mechanical vocational programs.

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting.htm). Students with two or more developmental needs will be required to satisfy those needs before proceeding with the technical courses in this major. Minimum-level math required to begin the technical courses is MTH006.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • demonstrate safe work habits in performance of maintenance tasks.
  • write clear, concise, and accurate technical reports.
  • use appropriate interpersonal, verbal, and written communications to promote the goals and objectives of a team.
  • demonstrate basic electrical/electronic circuit troubleshooting skills.
  • demonstrate the ability to perform preventative maintenance on mechatronic systems.
  • demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and repair complex mechatronic systems.
  • demonstrate applied science principles to mechanical and electrical systems.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
SAF110Occupational Health and Safety 2 
RET111Direct Current Essentials 3 
RET116Residential Wiring Applications 3 
RET122Alternating Current Essentials 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Second SemesterCredits
ELT238Basic Electronics for Industry 5 
CIM227Material Handling/Fluid Power 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
or
EET124Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 
MTT104Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey 3 
or
MTT211Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3 
ENL121English Composition II 3 
or
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third SemesterCredits
ELT231Industrial Motor Control 6 
MET220Mechanical Power Transmission 4 
ELT243Programmable Control 4 
EET145Networking I 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth SemesterCredits
MET230Mechatronic System Maintenance 4 
MHEDirected Technical Mechatronics Engineering Electives 6 
MHSDirected Mechatronics Science Elective 4 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 17

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