The Bachelor of Science in Automation Engineering Technology – Mechatronics offers a curriculum where students will gain a diverse set of skills and knowledge in areas of electrical, electronics, mechatronics, robotics, vision systems, networking, automated systems, and software applications. The development of these skills will prepare graduates to work with complex automated systems used in the manufacturing of products. The combination of theory and hands-on skills will provide a versatile graduate with an ability to work at variety of jobs in the automation industry.
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
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This program provides a unique and desirable combination of skills that meets a need requested by industry and prepares students for various positions in the automation industry. Potential jobs are technical sales, automation integrator, controls technician, mechanical technician, and controls engineer.
Recommended High School Subjects
A strong background in mathematics and science with good communication skills. High school subjects that will best prepare students for this degree include Algebra and Physics.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Mechatronics major web page.
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). Minimum-level math required to begin technical courses is MTH006.
Penn College graduates from mechatronics technology, robotics and automation, and electronics/computer engineering technology are eligible to enter this bachelor degree.
This bachelor degree major will consider students from other institutions who have completed associate degrees in closely related fields (mechatronics, robotics, electronics, computer engineering). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean. This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- practice safe work habits when working with automated systems;
- communicate electrical and technical information effectively verbally and/or in writing;
- demonstrate knowledge of theory, mechanics and control of rotating machinery;
- demonstrate the ability to perform equipment setup and commissioning;
- apply and test power transmission equipment;
- design, implement, program and troubleshoot complex mechatronics and automated systems;
- setup and program robotic work cells; and
- utilize vision in robotics and automated systems equipment.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|ELT111||Direct Current Fundamentals||5||4||3||M||REQ|
|ELT119||Electrical Practices in Industry||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ELT122||Alternating Current Fundamentals||5||4||3||M||REQ|
|MTT221||Machine Tool Applications for Fabrication and Repair||4||2||6||M||REQ|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|ELT130||Electrical Drawing and Print Reading||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ELT228||Fundamental Electronics and Controls||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|ELT234||Electrical Motor Control||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|EET246||Robotics and Fluid Power||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|MET220||Mechanical Power Transmission Systems||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|MET231||Mechatronic System Maintenance||3||1||6||M||REQ|
|ELT254||Industrial Power and Control Systems||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT221||Applied Industrial Networking Essentials||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|ELT245||Introduction to Programmable Logic Control||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3||3||S||REQ|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|EET312||Equipment Installation and Commissioning||3||2||3||S||REQ|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4||S||SCL|
|EET258||Advanced Automation Control Concepts and Applications||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|EET310||Automation Engineering Technology Internship||1||M||REQ|
|EET494||Senior Project Design||1||1||M||REQ|
|EET405||Automation Concepts and Applications||3||3||M||REQ|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|EET445||Advanced Automation Software||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|EET311||Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems||3||2||3||M||REQ|
|EET496||Senior Project Implementation||3||9||M||REQ|
|MET321||Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues||3||Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|EET444||Robots and Vision Systems||3||2||3||M||REQ|