PURPOSE: Mechatronics engineering is a multidisciplinary segment of the engineering field. Rather than embrace traditional divisions of engineering as distinct entities, it combines electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and control engineering. This curriculum combines computer control and electrical sensors with the study of mechanical devices to provide accurate motion control of industrial, medical and residential systems.
A mechatronic engineer’s role is to unite various principles from all the above engineering disciplines to create more economic, reliable, and simplified systems. Industrial robots, anti-lock brakes and ordinary electronic products such as PC hard drives and CD players all represent hybrid forms of mechatronics. Graduates may assist engineers in the design and testing of systems, installation of new systems, and troubleshooting and repair of existing systems.
By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Successfully work in teams and display professional ethics.
- Design and execute engineering projects.
- Articulate the process of design, as well as changes from the initial design to the final product in written and oral contexts.
- Calculate and convert between US Customary and SI Units, and apply basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry concepts.
- Solve engineering problems using computational tools.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.