About the Program
The mission of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program is to provide career educational opportunities to students who have a hands-on aptitude and are oriented towards applications. The program is a Synergistic integration of Mechanical systems, Electrical and Electronic systems, Controls, Hydraulics, High Speed Automation, Robotics, Networking, and Computer Systems utilized in modern industry, including Industry 4.0. The program has a strong affiliation with the packaging machinery manufacturing industry. Industrial collaboration and internship reinforces course work and provides real world experience, an invaluable credential sought by industry. Students will complete a Senior Design Project, which is a one-year capstone individual/team project that provides the opportunity to pursue an idea from conception to design, then execute into a demonstrable project.
By participating nationally competed student clubs, student are able to strengthen project management skills and team work.
First year students may participate in a unique program for technical skill development called Discipline Specific Skill Acquisition (DSSA). DSSA will develop an unskilled student into a trained person, with marketable multi-disciplinary skills, in just one year! In addition, you can receive college credits after successful completion of the program and skill badges. The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
Civics Literacy Proficiency
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA): 2.0 GPA
Experiential Learning (EL): One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.
General Education Core: General Education notations can be found within the course description. Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.
Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study.
Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.
Additional Information and Guidelines
Note 1: General Education requires 30 core credits. The Mechatronics ET curriculum has 30.
Note 2: Social Science elective - See catalog list for approved Social Science courses that satisfy the General education core requirement General Education Core List
Note 3: Concentration Selective - Choose 1 of the following: MET 10101 Introduction To Parametric Modeling; MET 10200 Production Design And Specifications; MET 30500 CAD with Applications; MET 31300 Fluid Mechanics; MET 31500 Mechanism Kinematics; MET 32300 Apply thermodynamic and Heat transfer; MET 42100 HVAC; Design & Mfg (EXL); ECET 15401 Electronic Components And Circuits; ECET 15901 Digital Circuits And Applications; ECET 31201 Power Electronics Fundamentals; ECET 45600 Computer Hardware Design; IET 37801 Quality Systems And Improvement; or other course approved by advisor.
Note 4: ABET requires that no more than 2/3 of the total curriculum are to be discipline specific content. This indicates that 40 credits of the 120 total credits for the program should not be Mechatronics specific courses. The Mechatronics ET curriculum has 22 credits from Gen Ed + 19 IET, MA, or OLS credits not in the Gen Ed Core.