Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Earn a high-impact engineering technology degree at Cal U.

From creating robots to engineering anti-lock brakes, learn to create smart machines and innovative solutions with a bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering technology from California University of Pennsylvania.

 A unique program in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, Cal U's four-year undergraduate mechatronics degree blends classroom theory with hands-on learning. Courses combine mechanical, electrical and computing technology with automated control and information systems, preparing you for a top career in the engineering, design and manufacturing industries.

Choose the mechatronics degree path that's best for you.

  • Four-year program: If you have no prior college credits, you can complete your bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering technology in four years.
  • 2+2 option: If you have an associate degree from Cal U in robotics engineering technology  - or an associate degree from another university or community college that provided appropriate preparation in math and science - you can transfer your credits and earn you mechatronics bachelor's degree in only two or more additional years of study. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Key Partnerships: Cal U's mechatronics program maintains international partnerships with Siemens AG, a multinational powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering; and FESTO, a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology. Cal U also has partnerships with Rockwell Automation and ANSYS.

Top Standards: Cal U's mechatronics engineering technology program was designed around standards set by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET), with input from an industrial advisory board and Cal U faculty. This program is currently undergoing the process of obtaining ETAC-ABET accreditation. 

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300 to 600 
Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Manufacturing projects 300 to 600 job openings per year through 2020.
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Cal U's mechatronics degree program is the first and only program of its kind in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, and the only Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in Pennsylvania.
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Degree Benefits

As a mechatronics engineering technology major you will:

  • Gain hands-on technical skills in lab and internship settings, working with the latest equipment in the field.
  • Learn how to specify, design, deploy, implement, troubleshoot and maintain mechatronic
  • Benefit from the experience of top professors who are active in today's industries.
  • Get career support from program faculty and Cal U's Career and Professional Development Center.
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Graduate Outcomes

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, mechatronics is a high-priority career and employment opportunities are growing fast. This degree will prepare you to become a mechatronics engineering technologist working with "smart" devices that incorporate mechanical, electrical, computer and software components, such as robots, automated guided systems and computer-integrated manufacturing equipment. Program alumni excel in careers in:

  • Advanced manufacturing and robotics.
  • Telecommunications and information services.
  • Agriculture, food and forestry.
  • Green energy.Biotechnology, life science and medical equipment design.
  • Transportation and logistics.
  • Homeland security and defense.
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree

Study Mechatronics at Cal U?

Get an inside look into Cal U's dynamic mechatronics program. In this video you'll hear professor insights, learn about real student experiences and discover why mechatronics is considered a high-impact field in global industries.

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Mechatronics Lab Facilities

Cal U's mechatronics engineering technology program is based on a rich history of providing students with relevant, hands-on activities. Our on-campus mechatronics laboratory facilities include FESTO modular LearnLine laboratory stations and FESTO MPS (Modular Production System) integrative systems that enable you to work with components, systems and technology to reinforce concepts covered in class lectures.

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Internships

At Cal U you'll have the opportunity to participate in an internship in an industrial, corporate or governmental organization that is in line with your goals for mechatronics engineering employment. The internship will provide you with practical on-the-job experience solving actual problems in a dynamic environment, yielding enhanced career opportunities upon graduation.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor Degree Courses

Cal U's interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program in mechatronics engineering technology includes courses in mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, computer and software engineering, and control engineering.

Course Examples
  • Introduction To Engineering Technology
  • Calculus
  • General Physics
  • Computer Programming
  • Digital Electronic Design
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Electric Curcuits
  • Principles Of Automatic Control
  • Introduction To Instrumetation
  • Properties And Strength Of Materials

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Mechatronics Engineering Technology Faculty

Dr. Mark E. Bronakowski
Professor; Graphics and Multimedia Program Coordinator

bronakowski@calu.edu

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Jeffrey S. Sumey
Associate Professor

sumey@calu.edu

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Dr. Jennifer Wilburn
Assistant Professsor

wilburn@calu.edu

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