Mechatronics Engineering

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    What is Mechatronics Engineering?

    Mechatronic systems can be a complete product or a sub-component of a product. Examples of mechatronic systems include aircraft flight control and navigation systems; automotive electronic fuel injection and anti-lock brake systems; automated manufacturing systems including robots, numerical control machining centers, packaging systems and plastic injection-molding systems; artificial organs; health monitoring and surgical systems; copy machines; and many more. Some common element of all these systems is the integration of analog and digital circuits, microprocessors and computers, mechanical devices, sensors, actuators, and controls.

    Mechatronics Engineering graduates can select from a wide spectrum of industries for career choices and can also contribute in a variety of roles including design engineer, software engineer, project planner, product designer, and project manager. Mechatronics Engineering program graduates are able to select from jobs as Mechatronics specialists in a variety of industries. Opportunities are also available to graduates in smaller companies that need generalists who can perform both mechanical and electrical engineering functions.

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    Admission Requirements


    This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required.

    General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

    Area A2: Students must take MATH 1190 or higher.

    Area D1: Students must take MATH 2202 or higher.

    Area D2:  Students must take PHYS 2211/L and PHYS 2212/L.

    Related Minors or Certificates Available

    • Aerospace Engineering Minor
    • Biomedical Engineering Minor
    • Energy/HVAC Minor
    • Mechatronics Engineering Minor
    • Nuclear Engineering Minor
    • Renewable Energy Engineering Minor
    • Robotics Programming Certificate

    Sample Classes

    • This course provides fundamental skills for the mechatronics engineer plus technical writing experience. Topics include sensors and actuators, especially pneumatics and DC motors; programming and interfacing with the AVR microcontroller; and robot kinematics and obstacle avoidance with mobile robots.

    • This is a control system course tailored for Mechatronics Engineering students. While it covers all topics in a traditional control system course, some additional topics, such as modeling of mechatronics systems, controller design of mechatronics system, and vibration control, are covered as well.

    • This course is an advanced study of modern control systems focused on control theories and system applications. It covers the basic theoretical methods and mathematical tools for analysis and design of control systems.

    • This course introduces the basic principles of robotic manipulators. Students will learn how to derive the mathematical models, plan trajectories, and design controllers for robot applications. Software tools, such as MATLAB, are employed to analyze and simulate the robot system.