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.
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria.
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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.
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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:
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:
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.