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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

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Graduates of the Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Electrical Automation Robotic Technology (E.A.R.T) or Automation and ElectricalTechnology (A.E.T) A.A.S.
    degree programs at UVU may automatically matriculate into the Bachelor of Science degree program inMechatronics Engineering Technology.
  2. E.A.R.T and A.E.T graduates that have not taken college algebra (MATH 1050) should enroll prior to or during their first semester in whichthey are enrolled in the Mechatronics B.S.
    program.
 
General Education Requirements: 36 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
  Physical Science PHYS 1010 Recommended 3
  Science   3
  Humanities ENGL 2310 Recommended 3
  Social Science 3
  Fine Arts   3
Discipline Core Requirements: 79 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 Laboratory 1
  MECH 2700 Industrial Motor Control Mechatronic Systems 2
  MECH 2705 Industrial Motor Control Mechatronic Systems Laboratory 2
  MECH 3220 Motion Control for Mechatronic Systems 3
  MECH 3225 Motion Control for Mechatronic Systems Laboratory 1
  MECH 3300 Industrial Networks 2
  MECH 3305 Industrial Networks Laboratory 1
  MECH 3400 Statics and Material Properties for Mechatronics 4
  MECH 3405 Statics and Material Properties for Mechatronics Laboratory 1
  MECH 3500 Industrial Robots 2
  MECH 3505 Industrial Robots Laboratory 1
  MECH 3570 Design Analysis and Rapid Prototyping WE 3
  MECH 3700 CNC Machines in Mechatronic Design 2
  MECH 3705 CNC Machines in Mechatronic Design Laboratory 1
  MECH 4300 Advanced Design in Mechatronic Systems 2
  MECH 4305 Advanced Design in Mechatronic Systems Laboratory 1
  MECH 4400 Polymers/Composites and Processes  3
  MECH 4500 Advanced Automation Controls 3
  MECH 4505 Advanced Automation Controls Laboratory 1
  MECH 4800 Capstone Project WE 3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
  MECH 481R Mechatronics Internship (3) 6
  MECH 490R Topics in Mechatronics (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.

<trclass="semester-head">Semester 2Course TitleCredit Hours

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
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
MATH 1050 OR 1055 College Algebra  4
  Semester Total 15
MECH 1300 Industrial Wiring for Mechatronics Systems  1
MECH 1305 Industrial Wiring for Mechatronics Systems Lab  2
MECH 2200 Semiconductors in Mechatronics Systems  3
MECH 2205  Semiconductors in Mechatronics Systems Lab 1
MECH 2300  Microcontroller Architecture and Programming  4
MECH 2305 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming Lab  1
EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling - SolidWorks  3
  Semester Total 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 2400  Mechanical Components  4
MECH 2500 Introducion to PLS's in Mechatonic Design  2
MECH 2505 Introducion to PLS's in Mechatonic Design Lab 2
MECH 2510 Fundamentals of Automation Controls 2
MECH 2515 Fundamentals of Automation Controls Lab 1
Social Science  Choose from approved list 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  2
MECH 2555 Advanced PLC Programming and Applications Lab 2
MECH 2600 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems  2
MECH 2605 Introduction to Fluid Power Systems Lab  1
MECH 2700  Industrial Motor Control in Mechatronic Systems 2
MECH 2705 Industrial Motor Control Lab 2
Physical Science PHYS 1010 Recommended  3
Humanities  ENGL 2310 Recommended 3
  Semester Total 17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3220 Motion Control for Mechatronic Systems 3
MECH 3225 Motion Control for Mechatronic Systems Lab 1
MECH 3500  Industrial Robots  2
MECH 3505 Industrial Robots Lba 1
Science Choose from approved list 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing  3
Fine Arts Choose from approved list 3
  Semester Total 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3300 Industrial Networks 2
MECH 3305 Industrial Networks Lab 1
MECH 3400  Statics and Strength of Materials  4
MECH 3405 Statics and Strength of Materials Lab 1
Elective: MECH 490R Topics in Mechatronics  3
Biology  BIOL 1010 Recommended  3
  Semester Total 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 3570  GD&T, Design Analysis, Rapid Prototyping 3
MECH 4300 Advanced Design in Mechatronic Systems 2
MECH 4305 Advanced Design in Mechatronic Systems Lab  1
MECH 3700  CNC Machines in Mechatronics Design  2
MECH 3705 CNC Machines in Mechatronics Design Lab  1
Elective: MECH 481R Internship 3
American Institutions  Choose from approved list 3
  Semester Total 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 4400 Polymiers, Composites, and Processes 3
MECH 4500  Advanced Automation Controls 3
MECH 4505 Advanced Automation Controls Lab 1
MECH 4800  Capstone Project  3
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (Global/Intercultural) 3
  Semester total: 13
  Degree Total: 121

Department

Engineering Technology

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