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Mechatronics Technology

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AAS Degree – Code #2729 

Starting  Fall 2019 Semester

Timothy Cochran, Program Coordinator
Email address: cochratj@alfredstate.edu

Mechatronics interweaves electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering technology with applications in automated industrial processes and robotics. Mechatronics professionals are the technicians and engineers who design and maintain automated equipment. Technicians and engineers conduct their work in laboratories, offices or on-site at manufacturing plants. These professionals work toward the same goal of producing safe and efficient automated equipment. While technicians primarily maintain machinery, engineers are more concerned with the design and development of components and products. A mechatronics technology graduate will design, adapt, and troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems that are controlled by programmable digital devices.

Advantages

  • Combines strength in electrical and mechanical engineering technology.
  • Broad background to fit many possibilities and small employers.
  • Learn in laboratories outfitted with excellent electronic test equipment
  • Hands-on metal and circuit board fabrication facilities.
  • Program different devices to perform electromechanical tasks.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the mechatronics technology program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops. Some courses may require specialized tools and/or electronic components.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  • An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 
  • Use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems.
  • Use circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  • Use statics, dynamics (or applied mechanics), strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Program

Alfred State mechatronics technology AAS graduates may enter directly into the construction supervision BTech, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or technology management BBA degree program.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Robotics Testing Technician
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Industrial Robotics Mechanic
  • Programmable Logic Controller Assembler

Employment Statistics

None - Inaugural year 

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Entrance Requirements/Recommendations (AAS)

Applicants for the mechatronics technology program must possess a recognized high school diploma or its equivalent. A standardized test (SAT or ACT) is not required but recommended. Specific high school course requirements and recommendations are:

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
Recommended: Physics

Mechatronics Technology - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ELET 1133 Digital Logic 3
ELET 1111 Digital Logic Laboratory 1
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 1033 College Algebra 3
MECH 1603 Graphics/CAD 3
ELET 1202 Intro to Electrical Eng Tech 2
ELET 1001 Seminar 1
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Second

ELET 1142 Electronic Fabrication 2
MATH 2043 College Trigonometry 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
MCET xxx3 Circuits Fundamentals 3
MCET  xxx1 Circuits Fundamentals Laboratory 1
LITR xxx3 Gen. Ed. - Literature Elective 3
      16

Third

ELET 2103 Electronics Theory I 3
ELET 2151 Electronics Laboratory I 1
MECH 3334 Statics 4
ELET 2143 Embedded Controller Fundmtls 3
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
XXXX xxx3 Technical Elective 3
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Fourth

PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4
XXXX xxx3 Technical Elective 3
  xxx3 General Education/LAS Elective 3
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If not required to take math due to placement scores, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of three credits; otherwise, take free elective.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 62 semester credit hours
  • Minimum of 20 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences
  • Five of 10 SUNY General Education categories
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a grade of "C" or better in the core courses
  • Approval of department faculty