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Mechatronics Engineering Technology, B.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: 121

General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  4
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values   3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
 or PES 1097  Fitness for Life 2
Complete one of the following:   3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Distribution Courses: 
  Biology BIOL 1010 Recommended 3
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I (4.0) 4
  PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab (1.0) 1
  CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry (fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science) 3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (fulfills Humanities Distribution) 3
  Fine Arts ART 1110 Recommended 3
  ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science) (3.0)  
or MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science) (3.0)
3
Discipline Core Requirements: 83 Credits
  EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks 3
  IT 3400 Data Cabling Signal Characteristics 3
  MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
  MECH 1200 Electronics in Automation Design 5
  MECH 1250 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design 3
  MECH 2200 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic Systems 4
  MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming 4
  MECH 2400 Mechanical Components 4
  MECH 2500 Introduction to PLCs in Mechatronic Design 4
  MECH 2510 Automation Systems Sensors 3
  MECH 2550 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications 4
  MECH 2600 Introduction to Pneumatics 3
  MECH 3000 Wiring Diagrams in Automation Systems  3
  MECH 3220 Automation Motors and Controllers 3
  MECH 3300 Industrial Networks 3
  MECH 3400 Statics and Strength of Materials 5
  MECH 3500 Industrial Robots 3
  MECH 3570 Design Analysis and Rapid Prototyping  3
  MECH 3700 CNC Machines 3
  MECH 4100 Technical Math Applied to Automation 2
  MECH 4300 Advanced Pneumatic Design 3
  MECH 4400 Polymers/Composites and Processes  3
  MECH 4500 Advanced Automation Controls 3
  MECH 4800 Capstone Project 3
  TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of 121 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 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.  

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.

Flexible delivery options (e.g., online, hybrid, live interactive, evening, weekend, education centers) are available for this degree. These vary by semester. Please check the Schedule of Classes for the semester you plan to enroll.


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 College Physics I 4
PHYS 2015 College Physics I and Lab 1
ENGL 2310  Technical Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3000 Wiring Diagrams in Automation Systems 3
MECH 3220 Automation Motors and Controllers 3
MECH 4100 Technical Math Applied to Automation 2
Fine Arts ART 1110 Recommended 3
American Institutions HIST 1740 Recommended 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3300 Industrial Networks 3
MECH 3500 Industrial Robots 3
IT 3400 Data Cabling Signal Characteristics 3
MECH 3400 Statics and Strength of Materials 5
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3570 Design Analysis and Rapid Prototyping 3
MECH 3700 CNC Machines 3
MECH 4300 Advanced Pneumatic Design 3
TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management 3
CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 4400 Polymers/Composites, and Processes 3
MECH 4500 Advanced Automation Controls 3
MECH 4800 Capstone Project 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Biology BIOL 1010 Recommended 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 121

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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