Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area of engineering technology that combines mechanical, electrical, computer, robotics, and computer science. Mechatronics Engineering technologists use a combination of mechanical, electrical, computer, software, and robotics skills to work with technologies such as automated and computer-integrated manufacturing systems, industrial robots, mobile robots, smart sensors, actuators, and control systems.
The Associate degree program in Mechatronics is built upon the foundation of our BS degree in Mechatronics. Both programs were developed at Lake State based on the need for our engineering technology graduates to serve industrial partners in an environment that is rapidly progressing toward digitally-applied technologies. Similar to our other engineering technology programs, this Mechatronics program will build upon a solid foundation of courses in mathematics, sciences, English, humanities, and the social sciences. In addition to the theoretical background presented in the program's core courses by full-time faculty members in small class settings, the students will have the opportunity to strengthen their hands-on skills in laboratory courses. Mechatronics students will gain valuable experience working with industry standard equipment including industrial robots, CNC and manual machining centers and sensors.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Engineering System Analysis: Students will be able to analyze electro-mechanical systems by applying math, science, and/or engineering equations and techniques.
- Communication: Students will be able to communicate in a technical environment.
- Use of Technical Tools: Students will be able to use technical tools to solve engineering problems.
|CHEM 108||Applied Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 109||Applied Chemistry Lab||1|
|EGEE 125||Digital Fundamentals||4|
|EGET 270||Applied Electricity||4|
|EGET 275||Applied Electronics||4|
|EGME 110||Manufacturing Processes||3|
|EGME 141||Solid Modeling||3|
|EGNR 101||Introduction to Engineering||2|
|EGRS 105||Robotics Applications & Trends||1|
|EGRS 215||Introduction to Robotics||2|
|EGNR 265||C Programming 1||3|
|or EGNR 140||Linear Alg Num Apps Engineers|
|MATH 111||College Algebra (C or better required)||3|
|MATH 112||Calculus Business/Life Science||4|
|MATH 131||College Trigonometry (C or better required)||3|
|MATH 207||Prin of Statistical Methods||3|
|PHYS 221||Principles of Physics I||4|
|Technical Elective (2-3 Credits required from the following courses):||2-3|
|Intro to Computer Programming|
|Computer Networks (or higher level CSCI course)|
|Microcontroller Fundamentals (or higher level EGEE course)|
|Assembly Modeling and GD&T (or higher level EGME course)|
|CAM with CNC Applications (or higher level EGMT course)|
|Linear Alg Num Apps Engineers (or higher level EGNR course) 1|
|Industry 4.0 (or higher level EGRS course)|
|Principles of Physics II (or higher level PHYS course)|
For students also in a BS program, it is recommended to take EGNR 140 and EGNR 265. Furthermore, a C or better will be required in EGNR 265.
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.