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Students work on mechatronics equipment. Students work on mechatronics equipment.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program standards

Cal U’s mechtronics engineering technology program was designed around standards set by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, with input from an industrial advisory board and California University faculty. Cal U will strive for ETAC-ABET accreditation once the program is under way.

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Educational objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Objectives for the mechatronics engineering technology program at Cal U are:

  • Communicate effectively in the professional environment in individual and group situations.
  • Translate customer requirements and effectively integrate multiple mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Participate in lifelong learning to maintain technically current in the profession.
  • Specify, design, deploy, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain mechatronic systems.
  • Apply appropriate strategies to maintain professional, ethical, and social responsibilities in the workplace and include a respect for diversity.
  • Work effectively in individual and group oriented settings.
  • Analyze the produced system and formulate its economic impacts on the overall organization.
  • Apply safety to all aspects of work.

Mechatronics curriculum

Student outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Student outcomes for the mechatronics engineering technology program at Cal U are:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools in mechatronics engineering technology.
  • Apply concepts of circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, automation and controls, motors, electric drives, power systems, instrumentation, and computers to aid in the design, characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of mechatronics systems.
  • Use advanced principles of statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in the design, characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of mechatronics systems.
  • Use differential and integral calculus in the characterization and analysis of mechatronics systems.
  • Apply problem solving skills, including the ability to identify problems, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze data, and produce results.
  • Use appropriate computer languages and application software that pertain to mechatronics engineering technology systems.
  • Function effectively as a member or a leader on a technical team.
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Understand the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • Address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  • Explain and analyze the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  • Apply commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  • Design a system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental and/or social.

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