College Catalog

Mechatronics Engineering Technology (MH)

(Effective Fall 2015)

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.

Special Equipment Needs

See the Tool List on the Renewable Energy Technologies major web page.

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 
or
SAF112PEC Basic Safety Orientation 1 
RET111Direct Current Essentials 3 
RET117Basic Wiring Applications 1 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second SemesterCredits
RET122Alternating Current Essentials 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
or
EET124Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 
MTT104Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey 3 
or
MTT211Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3 
MHEDirected Technical Mechatronics Engineering Electives 3 
ENL121English Composition II 3 
or
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third SemesterCredits
ELT229Process Control Basics 3 
ELT234Electrical Motor Control 4 
EET145Networking I 4 
CIM227Material Handling/Fluid Power 3 
MET220Mechanical Power Transmission Systems 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth SemesterCredits
MET230Mechatronic System Maintenance 4 
MHEDirected Technical Mechatronics Engineering Electives 3 
ELT245Introduction to Programmable Logic Control 4 
MHSDirected Mechatronics Science Elective 3 
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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