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    Oct 26, 2021  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog

Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40350)



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This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program.  Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult a program advisor.

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servo mechanical, and other electromechanical systems. Includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures.

Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting repair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined problems appropriate to the discipline of Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non­technical environments; and-to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. DFT 170 , MAT 171   
  2. MAT 172 , PHY 151 ELC 131  
  3. ATR 112  

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Total Program Hours: 67


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