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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
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  PHIL 205G 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 1740 US Economic History (recommended) (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (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) (fulfills Physical Science distribution) 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   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: 80 Credits
  EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks 3
  MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
  MECH 1200 Electronics in Automation Design 3
  MECH 1205 Electronics in Automation Design Laboratory 2
  MECH 1250 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design 2
  MECH 1255 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design Laboratory   1
  MECH 2200 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic Systems 3
  MECH 2205 Semiconductors in Mechatronic Systems Lab   1
  MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming 3
  MECH 2305 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming Lab 1
  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 3100 Advanced Technical Math Applied to Automation 2
  MECH 3220 Automation Motors and Controllers 2
  MECH 3225 Automation Motors and Controllers Laboratory  1
  MECH 3300 Industrial Networks 3
  MECH 3400 Statics and Strength of Materials 4
  MECH 3405 Statics and Material Properties for Mechatronics Laboratory 1
  MECH 3500 Industrial Robots 3
  MECH 3570 Design Analysis and Rapid Prototyping  3
  MECH 3700 CNC Machines 3
  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
Elective Requirements: 3 Credits
  MECH 490R Topics in Mechatronics 3
or TECH 3400 Project Management (3.0)  
or TECH 4000 Reliability Engineering and Safety (3.0)  

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.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
MECH 1200 Electronics in Automation Design 3
MECH 1205 Electronics in Automation Design Lab 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 1250 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design  2
MECH 1255 Logic Fundamentals for Mechatronic Design Lab 1
EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks 3
MECH 2200 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic System 3
MECH 2205 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic System Lab 1
MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming 3
MECH 2305 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming Lab 1
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 2
MECH 3225 Automation Motors and Controllers Lab 1
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
MECH 3400 Statics and Strength of Materials 4
MECH 3405 Statics and Strength of Materials Lab 1
MECH 490R Topics in Mechatronics 3
  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
  • Advisor: Chelsey Chalk
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

 

Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Nasir Khan, BD Medical; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Craig Dinehart, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Kent Angell, Nestle; Kent Brown, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Scott Seals, RioTinto; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Shane Williams, US Synthetic.

Programs

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

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Administrative Contact:
  • Christine Peterson
  • Telephone: 801-863-5571
  • Email: christinep@uvu.edu
  • Mailstop: 151
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name begins A-L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Amy Ostler (Last name begins M-Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: ostleram@uvu.edu 


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Todd Russell, IM Flash; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering

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:
  • Monica Ferreyra (for students with last name beginning A - L)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email:  monicaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk (Last name beginning N - Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering (APE) degree and Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering degree. APE is comprised of 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. In this program students can choose one of three emphases in engineering, Biological and Chemical, Civil and Mechanical, Computer and Electrical. For the AS degree students  can take appropriate general education courses and carefully choose elective courses related to the engineering discipline they are going to pursue. 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., Ph.D., 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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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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Travis Fraughton(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical Automation & Robotic Technology, Utah Valley Community College.

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



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

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrician

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J. Kirk Storey(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



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

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Ph.D., 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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