Mechatronics Engineering Technology
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology curriculum will prepare you to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automation systems. As a Mechatronics Engineering student, you will learn to work with electrical, electronic, servo, mechanical, fluid power and other electromechanical systems. Courses emphasize prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures with an emphasis on automated systems startup, maintenance and troubleshooting at the systems level.
When you graduate, you should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing and will be prepared to work in assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, repair, process improvement and control systems. Contribute to a product in its entirety from concept and design to delivery.
Graduation qualifies you to sit for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics exam or similar industry examinations.
Mechanical systems technician
Electronic systems technician
Control systems technician
Computer systems technician
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Many of these technicians are employed in manufacturing industries that are projected to experience employment declines. Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain employment."
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Electro-mechanical Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electro-mechanical-technicians.htm (visited March 27, 2015).
NOTE: Due to Iredell County’s strong manufacturing base, including automotive and motorsports, the job outlook is more positive than the national average as employers look to fill positions in advanced manufacturing.
CIP Code: 15.0403 SOC Code 17-3029.07
Lee Troutman, Program Coordinator - Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Systems Lab