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Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

Requirements

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology Degree from Utah Valley University prepares graduates to work in the Utah manufacturing sector as an automation technologist, design technician, PLC programmer, as well as many other aspects of implementing manufacturing systems. Students complete courses in PLC programming and architecture, materials, CAD, electrical and mechanical components, pneumatics, and motor control. Students will also take courses in technical writing, physics, chemistry, and business to round out their professional profile.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 23 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (3.0) 3
  ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0) 3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (3.0) 3
  ECON 1010 or  MGMT 1010 Economics as a Social Science (3.0) or Introduction to Business (3.0) 3
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I (4.0) 4
  PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab (1.0) 1
  HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0) or Fitness for Life (2.0) 2
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Discipline Core Requirements: 40 Credits
  MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics (3.0) 3
  EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks (3.0) 3
  MECH 1200 Electronics in Automation Design (5.0) 5
  MECH 1250 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design (3.0) 3
  MECH 2200 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic Systems (4.0) 4
  MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming (4.0) 4
  MECH 2400 Mechanical Components (4.0) 4
  MECH 2500 Introduction to PLCs in Mechatronic Design (4.0) 4
  MECH 2510 Automation Systems Sensors (3.0) 3
  MECH 2550 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications (4.0) 4
  MECH 2600 Introduction to Pneumatics (3.0) 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of 63 or more credit hours.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with no core course below a C-.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
MECH 1200 Electronics in Automation Design 5
MECH 1250 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design  3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks 3
MECH 2200 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic System 4
MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming 4
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 2400 Mechanical Components 4
MECH 2500 Introduction to PLCs in Mechatronic Design 4
MECH 2510 Automation Systems Sensors 3
MGMT 1010 or ECON 1010 Introduction to Business or Economics as Social Sciences 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 2550 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications 4
MECH 2600 Introduction to Pneumatics 3
PHYS 2010 and 2015 College Physics I and Lab 5
ENGL 2310  Technical Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 63

Department

Name:

Engineering Technology

Location:

CS 632

Telephone:

801-863-5571

Email:

engtech@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

David Adams

Chair UVU Email

adamsda@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Technology Department is to prepare graduates to work in high demand, very technical, vastly diverse, automated industries that provide products and services to keep our state and national economy running. The Pre-Engineering graduates are prepared to go into upper level engineering fields at local universities in the state. The Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems needed by industry. The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming, and maintaining the automated machines and systems used in industry. The hands on/class room/lab learning approach used in the Engineering Technology Department is the best skill learning approach in higher education.

 
 

Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Dave Adams
  • Telephone: 801-863-6052
  • Email: adamsda@uvu.edu

  • Administrative Contact:
    Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-836-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151

 

Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Khan Nasir, BD Medical; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Sherri Lund, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Kent Angell, Nestle; Kent Brown, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Jim Hull, Rockwell Automation; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Tyson Bunker, US Synthetic.

Programs

Three options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Associate in Science Degree (AS), and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Reid Leland, Leanwerks; Steve Neutzman, Setpoint USA; Joe Cornwell, Setpoint Inc; Joe VanDenBerghe, Setpoint Inc; Mike Gleason, US Synthetic

Programs

Two options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Laptop Requirement

Laptop will be required for all MECH courses. Please see Mechatronics advisor for details.

 
 

Pre-Engineering Science

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email: aminma@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151

  • Advisor:
  • Andrew Gifford (for students with last name beginning A - L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email:  agifford@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Julie Harps (for students with last name beginning M - Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: JHarps@uvu.edu

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering degree is comprised of those math, science, and engineering courses normally taken by first and second year students in a four-year program, along with a small number of general education courses. If a student adds appropriate general education courses, an Associate in Science Degree with a pre-engineering pre-major may be obtained. This option normally takes longer, unless the student has advanced placement or concurrent enrollment from high school; however, it has the added benefit of possible waiving of general education requirements at the student’s follow-on school.

 
 

Faculty

David Adams(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Mining Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; professionally licensed Electrical Contractor, Building Inspector and Master Electrician.

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Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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M. Bird(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical and Automation, Utah Valley University; B.S., Technology & Industrial Education, M.Ed., Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University.

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Paul Dunkley(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BSEET, Weber State University.

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David Dunlop(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.M.E., Ph.D. (ABD), University of Utah.

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering, Weber State University.

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David Phillips(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology; M.A., Computing & Information Systems, University of New Mexico.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrician

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.

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William Walker(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, M.B.A., Weber State University; Ph.D. (ABD), Educational Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Careers

Careers:  
Graduates from the Mechatronics Program will find gainful and rewarding employment in the Utah manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is an expanding sector of the Utah economy and graduates from the Mechatronics Program find employment in the automotive, medical, food, and sporting goods industries as Automation Technologists. With the blend of electronics and mechanics the graduates integrate into careers maintaining, upgrading, and designing new technically demanding automation systems that are the foundation of manufacturing production. Starting and long term salary potential is excellent for Mechatronics Technologists and the opportunity to work in a high demand occupation with a great salary potential makes the Mechatronics an excellent long term career choice. Graduates also have the option to continue their education in the Technology Management Program that will provide the opportunity to transition their careers into a supervision or management path after several years of technical employment.

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