A mechatronics student gets hands-on experience in robotics. A mechatronics student gets hands-on experience in robotics.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

California University of Pennsylvania will launch a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in fall 2013.

This hands-on, technology-focused four-year program is the first of its kind in PASSHE, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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What is mechatronics?

Mechatronics blends mechanical, electrical and computing technology with automated control and information systems.  

A mechatronics engineering technologist works with mechanical devices that incorporate mechanical, electrical, computer and software components, such as robots, automated guided systems, computer-integrated manufacturing or other “smart” devices. About mechatronics

Mechatronics at Cal U

The interdisciplinary curriculum for Cal U’s mechatronics engineering technology program includes instruction in mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, computer and software engineering, and control engineering.

Cal U’s mechatronics engineering technology program is based on a rich history of providing students with relevant, hands-on activities. Many courses include laboratory-based activities that allow students to work with components, systems and technology to reinforce concepts covered in class lectures.

Why choose mechatronics?

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Students have several pathways to the bachelor’s degree in mechatronics engineering technology.

  • Four-year program: Qualified students can enroll in Cal U and declare a major in mechatronics engineering technology. Apply now
  • 2+2 option:  Students can transfer credits from Cal U’s associate degree program in robotics engineering technology or from other associate degree programs that provide appropriate preparation in math and science. Cal U has articulation and transfer agreements with a number of regional community colleges. 

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From the dean

Portrait of Dr. John Kallis.

“Mechatronics is an evolutionary design development that requires horizontal integration between various engineering disciplines, as well as vertical integration between design and manufacturing.”

Dr. John Kallis
Interim dean, Eberly College of Science and Technology

Industry Partners

A mission of the mechatronics engineering technology program is to establish partnerships with industry. Cal U already has established international partnerships with two firms: Siemens AG, a multinational powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering; and FESTO, a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology.