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 BS degree program in Mechatronics was developed at Lake Superior State University 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, PLCs, vision systems, conveying systems, simulation software, CNC and manual machining centers, end-of-arm tooling, and sensors. At the heart of the mechatronics core courses, students will learn the application of artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0 principles, industrial control systems, and cyber-physical systems and security.
Program Learning Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
- An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
|Mechatronics Core Requirements|
|CSCI 265||Int to Artificial Intelligence||3|
|ECON 302||Managerial Economics||4|
|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|
|EGMT 225||Statics, Strength of Materials||4|
|EGNR 101||Introduction to Engineering||2|
|EGNR 140||Linear Alg Num Apps Engineers||2|
|EGNR 245||Calculus Applications For Tech||3|
|EGNR 265||C Programming (C or better required)||3|
|EGRS 105||Robotics Applications & Trends||1|
|EGRS 215||Introduction to Robotics||2|
|EGRS 235||Industry 4.0||4|
|EGRS 325||Industrial Control Systems||3|
|EGRS 365||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|EGRS 375||Cyber-Physical Sys & Security||3|
|EGRS 380||Robotics Technology||2|
|EGRS 381||Robotics Technology Lab||1|
|EGRS 480||Manufacturing Automation||3|
|EGRS 481||Manufacturing Automation Lab||1|
|CHEM 108||Applied Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 109||Applied Chemistry Lab||1|
|MATH 111||College Algebra (C or better required)||3|
|MATH 112||Calculus Business/Life Science (C or better required)||4|
|MATH 131||College Trigonometry (C or better required)||3|
|MATH 207||Prin of Statistical Methods||3|
|PHYS 221||Principles of Physics I||4|
Senior Year Experience
Complete one of the following three sequences:
|EGNR 491||Engineering Design Project I||3|
|EGNR 495||Engineering Design Project II||3|
|EGNR 250||Cooperative Education||2|
|EGNR 450||Cooperative Educ Project I||4|
|EGNR 451||Cooperative Educ Project II||3|
|EGNR 491||Engineering Design Project I||3|
|EGNR 260||Engineering Research Methods||2|
|EGNR 460||Engineering Res Project I||4|
|EGNR 461||Engr Research Project II||2|
|Select 7 credits minimum from the following:||7|
|Intro to Computer Programming|
|Computer Networks (or higher level CSCI course)|
or higher level EGEE course
|Assembly Modeling and GD&T (or higher level EGME course)|
|CAM with CNC Applications (or higher level EGMT course)|
|Energy Systems/Sustainability (or higher level EGNR course)|
or higher level EGRS course
|Senior Directed Project|
|Systems Integration Elective|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Sys Integration/Machine Vision|
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 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.