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Mechatronics 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: 64

General Education Requirements: 20 Credits
  EART 1050 Applied Electrical Math (5.0) 5
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (3.0) 3
  ENGL 2310 Technical Communication (3.0) 3
  MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business (3.0) 3
  PHYS 2010 College Physics I (4.0) 4
  PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab (1.0) 1
  Physical Ed/Health/Safety/Environment 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 44 Credits
  EART 1130 Basic Electrical (4.0) 4
  EART 1180 Basic Electrical Lab (5.0) 5
  MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics (3.0) 3
  EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks (3.0) 3
  MECH 1510 Software Tools for Mechatronics (3.0) 3
  MECH 1020 Mechanical Components (3.0) 0
  EART 2250 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (5.0) 5
  EART 2110 Semiconductors Devices (6.0) 6
  MECH 2150 Industrial Pneumatics (3.0) 3
  MECH 2030 Sensor Technology (3.0) 3
  EART 2270 Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (6.0) 6

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of 64 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

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
EART 1050 Applied Electrical Math (fulfills Mathematics requirement for AAS Degree) 5
EART 1130 Basic Electrical 4
EART 1180 Basic Electrical Lab 5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 1010 Introduction to Mechatronics 3
EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks 3
MECH 1510 Software Tools for Mechatronics 3
MECH 1020 Mechanical Components 3
PHYS 2010/2015 College Physics I and Lab 5
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
EART 2250 Programmable Logic Controllers 1 5
EART 2110 Semiconductor Devices 6
MGMT 1010 Introduction to Business 3
PES Physical Ed/Health/Safety/Environment 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MECH 2150 Industrial Pneumatics 3
MECH 2030 Sensor Technology 3
EART 2270 Programmable Logic Controllers 2 6
ENGL 2310  Technical Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 64

Department

Name:

Engineering Technology

Location:

CS 625

Telephone:

801-863-5571

Email:

Christine.Peterson@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

David Adams

 
 

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


Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Khan Nasir, BD Medical; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Sherri Lund, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Jim Bird, Kennecott; Kent Angell, Nestle; Kent Brown, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc; Kris Franz, Rockwell Automation; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Tyson Bunker, US Synthetic.

Programs

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

 
 

Mechatronics Technology


Advisory Committee:

Reid Leland, Leanwerks; Steve Neutzman, Setpoint USA; Joe Cornwell, Setpoint Inc; Joe VanDenBerghe, Setpoint Inc; Mike Gleason, US Synthetic

Programs

Two options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Pre-Engineering Science

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering degree is comprised of those 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. If a student adds appropriate general education courses, an Associate in Science Degree with a pre-engineering pre-major may be obtained. 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, Department Chair



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., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Benson(2007)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley State College.

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Paul Dunkley(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BSEET, Weber 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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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



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

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David Phillips(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology; M.A., Computing & Information Systems, University of New Mexico.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrictian

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



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

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Careers

Careers:  
Graduates from the Mechatronics Program will find gainful and rewarding employment in the Utah manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is an expanding sector of the Utah economy and graduates from the Mechatronics Program find employment in the automotive, medical, food, and sporting goods industries as Automation Technologists. With the blend of electronics and mechanics the graduates integrate into careers maintaining, upgrading, and designing new technically demanding automation systems that are the foundation of manufacturing production. Starting and long term salary potential is excellent for Mechatronics Technologists and the opportunity to work in a high demand occupation with a great salary potential makes the Mechatronics an excellent long term career choice. Graduates also have the option to continue their education in the Technology Management Program that will provide the opportunity to transition their careers into a supervision or management path after several years of technical employment.
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