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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 Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 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: 83 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 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 4
  MECH 2510 Automation Systems Sensors 3
  MECH 2550 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications 4
  MECH 2600 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems 3
  MECH 3220 Automation Motors and Controllers 3
  MECH 3225 Automation Motors and Controllers Laboratory  1
  MECH 3300 Industrial Networks 3
  MECH 3400 Statics and Material Properties for Mechatronics Laboratory 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 4
  MECH 4800 Capstone Project 3
  TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management 3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
  MECH 490R Topics in Mechatronics (3.0) 6
or TECH 3400 Project Management (3.0)  
or TECH 4000 Reliability Management (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 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
Notes: MECH 2550 and 2600 are only offered in the spring semester.   
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3220 Automation Motors and Controllers 3
MECH 3225 Automation Motors and Controllers Lab 1
TECH 3000 Introduction to Technology Management 3
Fine Arts ART 1110 Recommended 3
CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry 3
  Semester total: 13
Notes: MECH 3220 and 3225 are only offered in the fall semester.   
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 OR TECH 3400 OR TECH 4000 Upper Division Electives (total of 6 credits needed): Topics in Mechatronics OR Project Management OR Reliability Management 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: MECH 3300, 3500, 3400, 3405, and 490R are only offered in the spring semester.   
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3570 Design Analysis and Rapid Prototyping 3
MECH 3700 CNC Machines in Mechatronic Design 3
MECH 4300 Advanced Fluid Power Design 3
MECH 490R OR TECH 3400 OR TECH 4000 Upper Division Electives (total of 6 credits needed): Topics in Mechatronics OR Project Management OR Reliability Management 3
American Institutions HIST 1740 Recommended 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: MECH 3570, 3700, 4300 are only offered in the fall semester.   
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 4400 Polymers/Composites and Processes 3
MECH 4500 Advanced Automation Controls 4
MECH 4800 Capstone Project 3
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
Biology BIOL 1010 Recommended 3
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 121
Notes: MECH 4400, 4500, and 4800 are only offered in the spring semester. 

Department

Name:

Engineering Technology

Location:

CS 632

Telephone:

801-863-6232

Email:

engtech@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

Tyler Bird

 
 

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 Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems. The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming,integrating, and maintaining  highly technical automated machines and systems.  The Engineering Technology Department uses a hands on engaged learning approach utilizing real industrial equipment. 

 
 

Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology

  • Program Coordinator:  Diana Lundahl
  • Telephone: 801-863-6970
  • Email:  dlundahl@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Contact:  Danielle Butler
  • Telephone: 801-836-5571
  • Email:  danielle.butler@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; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Shawn Beck, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Kent Angell, Nestle;; Ryan Park, Precision Automated Technology; Don Root, Precision Systems Engineering; Scott Seals, RioTinto; Tom Wright, Syscon Automation Group, LLC; Shane Williams, US Synthetic; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Evan Woody, Elite Automation; Chris Keller, Fiero Fluid Power; William Fitzgerald, JR Automation SetPoint; Joe VanDenBerghe, JR Automation Setpoint; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Dan Bell, Kimberly- Clark; Dave Thompson, Kimberly- Clark; JR Christensen, Lyly W. Williams Co.; Caleb Rowley, Purple; Mike Hansen, Rockwell Automation

Programs

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

 
 

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Scott Walker
  • Telephone: 801-863-5671
  • Email:  wwalker@uvu.edu
  • Advisor:
  • Chelsey Chalk
  • Telephone: 801-863-8648
  • Email: CChalk@uvu.edu 


Advisory Committee:

Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Perter Ranthjen, 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.

 
 

Faculty

Rawan Al-Nsour(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan, Ph.D., Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Tyler Bird(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



A.A.S., Electrical and Automation, Utah Valley University; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.Engr., Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho

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David Dunlop(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



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

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Mike Elbert(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, MS, Engineering Management, Michigan Tecnological University,

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David Frame(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S.EET, Purdue University, Electronic Engineering, A.S., Electronics/Robotics, Vincennes University, M.S., Technology, Computer Systems, Arizona State University.

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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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Tim  Hakala(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BS, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University - Provo; Meng, Electric Power Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



AS, Electronic Technology, Utah Valley State College; 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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Robert Simons(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Information Technology, Western Governors University, A.A.S., Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology, Utah Valley University.

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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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