Bachelor’s in Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Create smart machines for innovative solutions.

Are you interested in a high-impact engineering technology career? Are you excited by the prospect of creating smart machines and innovating solutions? PennWest’s Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree helps you get there. It bridges the gap between technicians who are primarily hands-on and engineers who are more theoretical and design focused.

A combination of mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science and control systems, this four-year mechatronics program provides the ideal balance of theory and hands-on learning that employers want and need.

Unique in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, PennWest’s undergraduate mechatronics degree blends classroom theory with hands-on learning. Working with experienced professors, you’ll learn to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, operation and evaluation of computer-controlled electro-mechanical systems and products.

The program focuses on industrial robots and automated systems. You’ll gain experience in state-of-the-art labs and through partnerships with national and international organizations. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in real-world settings through valuable internships.

Whether you want to create manufacturing robots or design new anti-lock brakes, this mechatronics program helps prepare you for a top career in the engineering, design and manufacturing industries.

ABET accreditation

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria.

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Credits: 120

Lisa Kovalchick


Student-to-facultyratio at PennWest.‍

1st in PA

This Mechatronics degree program is the first and only program of its kind in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the only B.S. degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in the state.

Key partnerships

With Sensus/Xylem, DMI Companies, Siemens AG,FESTO, Rockwell Automation, ANSYS, and many more.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology (BS)
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Careers and Salaries

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, mechatronics is a high-priority career, with employment opportunities growing fast. This degree will prepare you to become a mechatronics engineering technologist working with “smart” devices that incorporate mechanical, electrical, computer and software components, such as robots, automated guided systems and computer-integrated manufacturing equipment. Program alumni excel in careers in:

  • Advanced manufacturing and robotics
  • Telecommunications and information services
  • Agriculture, food and forestry
  • Green energy
  • Biotechnology, life science and medical equipment design
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Homeland security and defense

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. By the time of graduation, graduates of the mechatronics engineering technology program at PennWest are expected to demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to mechatronics engineering technology.
  2. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to mechatronics engineering technology.
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  5. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.