(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 Mechatronics Engineering Technology 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). 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 Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
SAF110 Occupational Health and Safety 2  
or
SAF112 PEC Basic Safety Orientation 1  
RET111 Direct Current Essentials 3  
RET117 Basic Wiring Applications 1 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second Semester Credits
RET122 Alternating Current Essentials 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
or
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3  
MTT104 Manufacturing Processes and Toolmaking Survey 3  
or
MTT211 Manufacturing Materials and Processes 3  
MHE Directed Technical Mechatronics Engineering Electives 3  
ENL121 English Composition II 3  
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits
ELT229 Process Control Basics 3  
ELT234 Electrical Motor Control 4  
EET145 Networking I 4  
CIM227 Material Handling/Fluid Power 3  
MET220 Mechanical Power Transmission Systems 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth Semester Credits
MET230 Mechatronic System Maintenance 4  
MHE Directed Technical Mechatronics Engineering Electives 3  
ELT245 Introduction to Programmable Logic Control 4  
MHS Directed Mechatronics Science Elective 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 17