Mechatronics Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Technology - Mechatronics Engineering Technology prepares graduates for successful careers and expertise in a broad spectrum of the field in the area associated with the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, automation and management of advanced mechatronics and robotics system technologies. The program will produce graduates ready for the workforce of Tomorrow that are prepared for successful careers in the areas associated with the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and oversight of advanced manufacturing factories.

The field of mechatronics engineering technology depends heavily on the integration of electrical, mechanical, computer, and network components to the design, application, operation, and maintenance of electromechanical systems.

Career Opportunities

Mechatronics and roboticist professionals are the technologists and engineers who design, integrate and maintain automated and intelligent systems toward producing safe and efficient systems to support the digital industry. These professionals conduct their work in laboratories, offices or on-site at manufacturing plants.

The graduates of our program are mechatronics engineering technologists who are prepared to fill industrial positions in robotics and automation areas directly related to process control, electronic instrumentation, testing, manufacturing, sales, and service. Typical engineering technologist's duties may include analysis and design of process control equipment, laboratory testing services, product sales and service, applications engineering, and the development of systems that require a hardware/ software interface.

According to U.S Bureau of Labor Statics, the median salary of mechatronics engineering technologists ranged from $82k-$95k for bachelor degree holders, and $52k-$59k for associate degree holders.

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Student Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems;
  • Use circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use statics, dynamics (or applied mechanics), strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use appropriate computer programming languages for operating electromechanical systems;
  • Use electrical/electronic devices such as amplifiers, motors, relays, power systems, and computer and instrumentation systems for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting electromechanical systems;
  • Use advanced topics in engineering mechanics, engineering materials, and fluid mechanics for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use basic knowledge of control systems for the applied design, operation, or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the static and dynamic performance of electromechanical systems;
  • Use appropriate management techniques in the investigation, analysis, and design of electromechanical systems.

Degree Plan

Suggested Academic Plan for B.S. in Technology - Mechatronics Engineering Technology Spring 2017:

First Academic Year
Fall Summer Spring
Course
Prerequisite Course Prerequisite Course Prerequisite
ENGT 1100 None ECON 2000 None CS 1010 MATH 95 or higher
*required for enrollment
ENGT 1020 None COMM 1020 None ECET 1960 None
MATH 1280 MATH 1200 or
MATH 1220 or
MATH placement
    MATH 1310 MATH 1280, 1290, or 1300
PHYS 2010 Math 1200 with
C or better
    PHYS 2020 PHYS 2010
Second Academic Year
Fall Summer Spring
Course
Prerequisite Course Prerequisite Course Prerequisite
CS 2010 MATH 1200,
1210 or higher
TECH 2890 None ENGT 2400 See MATH*
STAT 2000 None     ECET 2410 ECET 2400
ECET 2400 MATH 1280     ENGT 2100 ENGT 1100
ENGT 2200 None     ECET 2490 ECET 1960
Third Academic Year
Fall Summer Spring
Course
Prerequisite Course Prerequisite Course Prerequisite
ECET 3000 ECET 2410 TECH 3890 TECH 2890 ENGT 3480 None
2480 Dynamics ENGT 2400 &
PHYS*
    ECET 3100 ECET 1960
ECET 3490 ECET 2490     QS 3550 None
TECH 3020 See Catalog
    ENG 3880 Junior or
Higher
Fourth Academic Year
Fall Summer Spring
Course
Prerequisite Course Prerequisite Course Prerequisite
ECET 4410 ECET 2410
and CS 2010
TECH 4890 TECH 3890 ENGT 4500 ENGT 4000
ENGT 4280 ENGT 2200
and ENGT 2500
    ECET 4530 MATH 1310,
CS 2010,
ECET 2490
BGP/U.R.       BGP/U.R.  
BGP/U.R.          

Transfer students will be able to complete the program. Credit by examination will be applied case by case.

Students are encouraged to check with their advisor. Also, check undergraduate catalog for course descriptions.

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Program Requirements

PLACEHOLDERMost Ohio regionally accredited, two-year community colleges offer transferable associate degrees for the quality systems major. There is no limit to the number of hours you can transfer to BGSU.  The Quality Systems program requires 124 hours of the appropriate coursework to graduate. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken from BGSU and 40 credit hours of 3000/4000 level courses are required.

Course Requirements for B.S. in Technology - Mechatronics Engineering Technology

ECET 1960 Electrical-Electronic Systems
Electrical principles, instruments, electrical machines, selected electronic devices and computer control systems. Also, fabrication and assembly techniques are covered.

ENGT 1100 Computer Aided Design
Introduction to CAD-based application. Construction of two-dimensional engineering drawings using a CAD system, with an emphasis upon geometric construction, orthographic projection, dimensioning, basic pictorials, and presentation.

ECET 3490 Digital Computer Analysis
Organization and construction of mini-micro computers, machine language programming, interfacing, including developing logic design, selection of integrated circuits, assembly, testing and system diagnostic testing procedures.

ENGT 2400 Statics & Strengths of Materials
Fundamentals of statics including vectors, centroids, free body diagrams and structural systems.

ECET 2400 Electric Circuits
Electron theory; DC and AC units and theory; circuit components; circuit analysis techniques; RLC circuits; power concepts; use of test instruments.

ECET 2410 Electronic Circuits
Analog and digital electronic circuits and semiconductors. Design and application of power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators and digital gates to communication, instrumentation and process control. 

ECET 2490 Digital Electronic Components and Systems
Basic digital system logic analysis and synthesis techniques; number systems and codes; Boolean algebra and circuit minimization techniques. Characteristics of modern digital integrated circuit components. 

ECET 3000 Electrical Machinery and Controls
Electric motors, generators, power electronic controls; operating characteristics, selection, testing and control of direct current, single and three-phase machinery as found in renewable energy and other applications.

ECET 3100 Programmable Logic Controllers
A study of programmable logic controllers including, programming in ladder diagrams for counting, sequencing and timing functions, input/output modules, planning, installation and applications.

ECET 4530 Digital Computer for Process Control
Basic concepts, terminology, evaluation and types of control systems as they apply to industrial process control and positioning systems. These systems will be subdivided into measurement, controllers, fieldbus networks and final control elements. Application of differential equations and Laplace transform method in control systems.

ENGT 1020 Intro to Technology
Selected applied research methods, technical processes and foundational principles relevant to the field of engineering technology, introduced systematically as a professional point of entry. 

ENGT 2200 Metallic Materials and Processes
A survey of metals and their hot and cold processing practices. Laboratory applications and techniques are studied.

QS 3710 Six Sigma Systems OR
Data-based systems for improvement including statistical process control using variable and attribute data, capability measurement analysis, and cost and other data gathering for lean and six sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in ISO 9000 infrastructure.

QS 3550 Foundations of Lean
Foundations of quality improvement systems applied for variation and waste reduction and productivity enhancement for lean six sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in ISO infrastructure.

ENGT 4280 Automation and Flexible Manufacturing Systems
Automation in manufacturing, including fixed automation, flexible automation based on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology, and integration of these technologies into FMS.

ENGT 4500 Design Methodologies
Systems approach applied to solution of product design problems; emphasis on feasibility of design solutions, manufacturability and consideration of assembly.

ENGT 2100 Solid Modeling
Intermediate CAD course focusing on 3-D solid modeling and the conversion of these models into engineering detail drawings and assemblies.

ENGT 2480 Dynamics
The relation between forces acting on particles, systems or particles and rigid bodies, and the changes in motion produced. Review of kinematics and vector analysis, Newton's Laws, energy methods, methods of momentum, and vibrations.

ENGT 3480 Thermodynamics
Basic concepts and definitions, properties of pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

ECET 4410 Instrumentation
Industrial instrumentation, measuring thermal, mechanical, fluid and electric phenomenon. Statistical methods for data analysis. Transducers, signal conditioning, data acquisition, software development and sensor networks. Principles underlying their design and applications. 

  • TECH 2890 Co-op
  • TECH 3890 Co-op
  • TECH 4890 Co-op

University (35-36 hours)

  • CS 1010
  • ENG 3880
  • COMM 1020
  • MATH 1280
  • MATH 1310 or MATH 1340 & 1350
  • PHYS 2010
  • PHYS 2020
  • CS 2010
  • TECH 3020 

Business and Management (6 hours)

  • ECON 2000
  • STAT 2000

At least one course in each of the following:

  • English Composition and Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy

At least two courses in each domain:

  • Humanities and the Arts
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Each student enrolled in a baccalaureate program must satisfactorily complete GSW 1120 (Research and Composition II), one course approved for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and one course approved for International Perspectives.

Additional courses from any of the five categories listed above to reach a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program are expected to:

  • Use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems;
  • Use circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use statics, dynamics (or applied mechanics), strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use appropriate computer programming languages for operating electromechanical systems;
  • Use electrical/electronic devices such as amplifiers, motors, relays, power systems, and computer and instrumentation systems for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting electromechanical systems;
  • Use advanced topics in engineering mechanics, engineering materials, and fluid mechanics for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use basic knowledge of control systems for the applied design, operation, or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems;
  • Use differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the static and dynamic performance of electromechanical systems; and
  • Use appropriate management techniques in the investigation, analysis, and design of electromechanical systems.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program is in the process of obtaining accreditation by the Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). For more information, click here.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.