The Bachelor of Science in Automation Engineering Technology – Robotics & Automation 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.
Automation Engineering Technology: Robotics & Automation (AER)
(Effective Fall 2020)
- 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 Robotics & Automation major web page.
Students who test at a math placement level one (MTH004) are not permitted to take Electronics (EET) courses until MTH 004 has been successfully completed. Students who placement test into MTH006, ENL 001 and RDG (001 or 111) are not permitted to take Electronics courses until remediation has been completed in at least one area. Students testing deficient in English and/or reading are required to remediate these areas during their first semester. Students testing into MTH 005 or MTH 006 will be permitted to take first semester EET courses. Students need to be enrolled in MTH 180 or above in their second semester; otherwise, students will need instructor permission to continue into second semester EET courses. Students cannot proceed to third semester classes without successfully completing MTH 180.
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;
- apply automation control concepts to industrial applications;
- 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|
|EET124||Engineering, Technology, and Society||3|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|EET114||Introduction to Digital Electronics||3|
|EET115||Digital Circuits Applications||1|
|EET116||Electronic Circuits and Devices I||5|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|MTH182||College Algebra and Trigonometry II||3|
|EET154||Introduction to Microprocessors||3|
|EET155||Microprocessor Applications I||1|
|EET156||Electronic Circuits and Devices II||5|
|EET158||Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist||3|
|EET246||Robotics and Fluid Power||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|EET204||Network Installation and Maintenance||3|
|EET205||Network Maintenance Laboratory||1|
|EET209||Systems Troubleshooting Applications||1|
|EET248||Introduction to Automation Control Concepts and Applications||4|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3|
|EET258||Advanced Automation Control Concepts and Applications||4|
|EET254||Process Control Theory||3|
|EET255||Process Control Applications||1|
|SPC101||Fundamentals of Speech||3|
|MET220||Mechanical Power Transmission Systems||4|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3|
|EET312||Equipment Installation and Commissioning||3|
|SCL||Science Elective with lab||4|
|MET231||Mechatronic System Maintenance||3|
|SAF110||Occupational Health and Safety||2|
|EET310||Automation Engineering Technology Internship||1|
|EET494||Senior Project Design||1|
|EET405||Automation Concepts and Applications||3|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3|
|EET445||Advanced Automation Software||3|
|EET311||Computer Solutions of Engineering Problems||3|
|EET496||Senior Project Implementation||3|
|MET321||Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues||3|| Writing Enriched Requirement &
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3|
|EET444||Robots and Vision Systems||3|
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