Mechatronics Certificate

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a Certificate of Mechatronics. The certificate program is open to all matriculated, upper-division College of Engineering students or any student who has a bachelor’s degree from a recognized engineering program or an allied science. To obtain the certificate the student must complete 21 credit hours of mechatronics course work, plus a mechatronics project. The course work is made up of seven hours of core courses, ME EN 3220 and 3230, and 14 hours of electives (older catalog years may use ME EN 3200 and 3210). The requirements are described in more detail below.

Certificate Requirements

Any student in the college of engineering (or related sciences) can earn a certificate in mechatronics by passing the required classes and 14 semester hours of courses from the list of approved electives, and by completing an approved mechatronics project. The certificate will be awarded with the bachelor’s degree (B. S.) or at the graduate level.

Required Courses

Pass the year-long Mechatronics sequence (ME EN 3200 and 3210, OR ME EN 3220 and 3230, or equivalent) receiving a grade of B- or better.

Approved Elective Courses

The student must pass 14 hours from the following list of classes, with a grade of B- or better. Other courses can be used with approval from the Mechatronics Committee.

Course #TitleOfferedHours
ME EN 5200Classical Control SystemsFall3
ME EN 5205System DynamicsFall3
ME EN 5210State Space ControlSpring3
ME EN 5220RoboticsFall3
ME EN 5230Robot ControlSpring3
ME EN 6240Advanced MechatronicsSpring4
ECE 5670Control of Electric MotorsCheck schedule3
ECE/CS 5780Embedded System DesignCheck schedule3
PHYS 3610Electronics for Scientific InstrumentationCheck schedule3
PHYS 3620Data Acquisition for Scientific InstrumentationCheck schedule3


Mechatronics Project Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering Department’s Mechatronics Committee must approve each student’s mechatronics project, which must be completed as part of the requirements for the Mechatronics Certificate. Each student’s project must include the following:

  1. Use of micro-controller-based or embedded controllers;
  2. Mechanical and Electrical component design such as actuators, sensors, signal conditioning, and mechanisms;
  3. Use of sensors and actuators for feedback-based control.

Please contact Dr Stephen Mascaro with any inquiries regarding the certificate