Mechatronics Technology - B.S.
The Mechatronics Technology Bachelor of Science degree integrates mechanical engineering, computer science and electronics into one program. The multidisciplinary program allows students to integrate mechanical, electrical, software, and controls into practice through applied problem-solving strategies. Mechatronics impacts the production of smartphones, automobiles and the assembly and distribution of consumer appliances.
Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2024 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Great Career Opportunities
Mechatronics is a rigorous multidisciplinary program that will prepare our students for any real-world engineering challenges. Because of this program’s multidisciplinary nature, Mechatronics Technology offers the broadest spectrum of employment opportunities, allowing for our graduates to pursue jobs seeking Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Telecommunications, Systems, and Control Engineers.
These post-undergraduate opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Robotics Engineer
- Field Service Engineer
- Design Engineer (Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, etc…)
- Research Engineer
- Software Development Engineer
- Controls and Automation Engineer
- Hardware Support Engineer
- Automation Engineer
- Graduate School (Masters or Doctorate)
The diversity of this program is invaluable. It will be a rigorous curriculum, but very rewarding for our most inventive students. With the recent growth in advanced manufacturing and the demand for high-tech goods, there are currently more jobs available in this field than there are qualified employees.
- Miles Canino, Assistant Professor, Mechatronics Technology
Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The change in employment is expected to be tempered by slow growth or decline in most manufacturing industries in which electrical and electronics engineers are employed.