Degrees & Courses

Degrees Offered

The Mechatronics program offers one degree at this time: the Associate in Applied Science (AAS). An Associate in Applied Science degree is known as a “job ready” degree. The majority of classes you will take will be major specific classes and you will only have six general education classes to complete. The AAS degree requires a total of 69 credits. This is approximately 23 classes depending on the level of math and english you begin at. This type of degree will give you the experience needed to get a job and start a career. Please visit the course requirements area to see a list of all required classes.

Course Requirements

The Mechatronics program works in a cohort system where 30 new students begin every fall semester (August). We recommend registering early to get your spot. Registration for fall semester begins in April. You will need to contact the Mechatronics Academic Advisor to find out which classes to register for. The program takes approximately 2 ½ years to complete or a total of 5 semesters. We only offer Mechatronics classes in the fall (August-December) and spring (January-April) semesters.

To begin the program you must meet the following standards: You must be at a MATH 1050 College Algebra level of math. To know what level of math you are at we will look at either your ACT/SAT scores if you are 23 or younger or we will look at your Accuplacer scores if you are 24 and older. If you have not taken the ACT/SAT or the Accuplacer then please visit the following link for more information.

Grade Requirements

Students must obtain an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above, with no core course (CS, EENG, MECH, and MATH 1060) below a C- in order to graduate.

Further Your Education

At this time the Mechatronics Technology program at UVU only offers an Associate in Applied Science degree. If you are interested in furthering your education either at UVU or another school we recommend the following programs:

  • Business Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Technology Management

Class Content

Mechatronics 1020

You’ll learn selection and specification of mechatronics components, bearings, v-belt drive systems, gears, gearboxes, and fasteners.

Seals and O-Rings
Design of v-belt and timing belt drives
Specification of gear drives
Selection of threaded fasteners and design of bolted joints
Selection of deep groove ball bearings and linear bearings
Selection of materials

Mechatronics 1800

You will learn about Basic Electronics AC/DC, Basic electronics

Mechatronics 2030

You will learn about Sensors Technology Measurement of process parameters: Temperature pressure, strain

Proximity sensor selection and application
Programmable logic controllers (PLC)
Input and output interfacing to a PLC
Theory of sinking and sourcing sensor design

Mechatronics 2040

You will learn about Control Technology, Control technology and semiconductors

Rectifiers and bridge circuits
Characteristics of discrete components
Design and application of power semiconductors
Semiconductor logic components

Mechatronics 1510

Solid Modeling of Mechanical Systems, You will learn about Solidworks part design, assemblies, and drawings

Assembly mates and verification of form, fit, and function
Design of mechanical components
Design of threads and specification in design
Tolerances and documentation of mechanical design specifications

Mechatronics 3540

Embedded Control Systems,You will learn about Pneumatic design

Calculation of displacement, speed, and acceleration of pneumatic actuators
Specification and selection of pneumatic actuations
Flow and flow losses in pneumatic circuits
Specification and selection of pneumatic control valves