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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: 18 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or  ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)   
  Humanities (ENGL 2310 Recommended) 3
  Social Science (ECON 1010 Recommended) 3
  Physical Science (PHYS 1010 Recommended) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 45 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 1300 Industrial Wiring for Mechatronic Systems 1
  MECH 1305 Industrial Wiring for Mechatronic Systems Laboratory 2
  MECH 2200 Semiconductors Used in Mechatronic Systems 3
  MECH 2205 Semiconductors in Mechatronic Systems Lab 1
  MECH 2300 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming 4
  MECH 2305 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming Lab  1
  MECH 2400 Mechanical Components 4
  MECH 2500 Introduction to PLCs in Mechatronic Design 2
  MECH 2505 Introduction to PLCs in Mechatronic Design Laboratory 2
  MECH 2510 Fundamentals of Automation Controls 2
  MECH 2515 Fundamentals of Automation Controls Laboratory 1
  MECH 2550 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications 2
  MECH 2555 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications Laboratory 2
  MECH 2600 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems 2
  MECH 2605 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems Laborator 1
  MECH 2700 Industrial Motor Control Mechatronic Systems 2
  MECH 2705 Industrial Motor Control Mechatronic Systems Laboratory 2

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

NOTE: This Graduation Plan has not been updated by the Construction Technologies Department. Please contact the department for an updated 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 OR MATH 1055 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 OR ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Mechatronics has a fall start only. MECH 1200 and 1205 are only offered in the fall semester.   
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 1300 Industrial Wiring for Mechatronic Systems 2
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 4
MECH 2305 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming Lab 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: MECH 1300, 2200, 2205, 2300, and 2305 are only offered in the spring semester.   
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
ECON 1010 OR MGMT 1010 Economics as a Social Science SS OR
Introduction to Business SS
3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 16
Notes: MECH 2400, 2500, and 2510 are only offered in the fall semester.   
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 2550 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications 4
MECH 2600 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems 3
PHYS 2010 and 2015 College Physics I and Lab 5
ENGL 2310 Technical Communication HH 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 63
Notes: MECH 2550 and 2600 are only offered in the spring semester.   

Department

Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology department is in the College of Engineering and Technology. To find the most up-to-date information from the Engineering Technology department, visit their website.

Engineering Technology department