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Engineering Technology: Concentration Mechatronics Engineering Technology

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Why study Mechatronics Engineering Technology 

The Department of Engineering Technology offers both a 2 year and 4 year program in Mechatronics. 

The AAS-ET two-year degree program with a concentration in Mechatronics at APSU is part of the Siemens Level 2 Mechatronics certification program. All graduating students have the option to sit for the Siemens Level 2 Mechatronics Systems certification exam. Additionally, the AASET degree program culminates in a capstone project that draws on skills and knowledge gained in the program.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS-ET) in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics will prepare for employment in the manufacturing industrial sector at the technician level. With an AAS-ET degree in the Mechatronics concentration, you will be specialized in industrial automation, and the job prospects for this type of technician are strong. Virtually every modern manufacturing facility utilizes industrial automation, and these companies need employees to assist in the service and setup of that equipment. With small class sizes and hands-on learning instruction, APSU offers a rounded preparation for your career in Mechatronics.

Students entering the AAS-ET degree program typically have interests in electronics, industrial robotics, mechanical systems, and engineering in general. An interest in digital electronics concepts is also a plus. Any student with hobbies that modify, build, or repair electromechanical systems will fit well within the program.

The BS-ET four-year degree program with a concentration in Mechatronics at APSU is one of only two institutions in Tennessee to be a partner with the Siemens Level 3 Mechatronics certification program. All graduating students have the option to sit for the Siemens Level 3 Mechatronics Systems certification exam. Additionally, the BS-ENGT degree program culminates in a two-course capstone project sequence
that draws on skills and knowledge gained in the program. Project management is also a significant part of the BS-ET Mechatronics concentration capstone experience.

The Bachelor of Science (BS-ET) in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Mechatronics will prepare you for employment in the manufacturing industrial sector at the engineering technologist level. You will specialize in industrial automation and industrial electrical systems while gaining overall engineering technology knowledge and skills required for an engineering technologist level job. Many times, these jobs are referred to as engineer positions in the industry, and the job prospects for this type of position are excellent. Virtually every modern manufacturing facility utilizes industrial automation, and you will be well-positioned to leverage your skills and knowledge in these facilities. With small class sizes and hands-on learning instruction, APSU offers a rounded preparation for your career in Mechatronics.

Students wishing to enroll in BS-ET degree program typically have interests in electronics and electrical systems, industrial robotics, mechanical systems and concepts, 3D printing, manufacturing, engineering project management, and engineering in general. An interest in digital electronics concepts is also a plus. Any student with hobbies that modify, build, or repair electromechanical systems will fit well within the program.

Faculty in the Engineering Technology department have a mix of industry and classroom experience and keep current with the new trends in the field. 

Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Engineering Technology: Mechatronics (BS) Sample 4 Year Plan

Engineering Technology: Mechatronics (AAS) Sample 2 Year Plan

General Education Core