Mechatronics

 

Your Future in Mechatronics

Mechatronics is the merging of multiple engineering disciplines into a broader field. Students are taught the integration of electronics, mechanics, pneumatics and programming to create economical, energy efficient and reliable automated systems that can be used in industrial, medical, and residential settings and in efficient transportation systems.

Students who are interested in careers in industrial settings will learn the basic concepts necessary to design, build, maintain and control robots and other automated systems. Those who focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency will learn mechatronics through hands on applications involving wind turbines, solar panels, solar thermal systems, and geothermal integration.

AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:

  • Robotics technician
  • Electrical technician
  • Solar energy technician
  • Wind energy technician
  • Controls technician
  • Fluid power technician
  • Automation machine builder

Program Curriculum
Mechatronics

Extracurricular activities
SkillsUSA

Career options
Controls engineer
Digital home technician
Electrical technician
Fluid power technician
Machine technician
Mechatronics engineer
Mechatronics instructor
Process engineer
PV installer (solar panel)
Renewable energy technician
Robot programmer
Systems integration engineer
Wind turbine technician

Additional information
More information about mechatronics occupations can be found by logging on to Career Cruising. See your counselor to obtain a user name and password.

Advanced training and education
Although students may obtain on-the-job training through entry-level employment, it is recommended that students seek formal advanced education through apprenticeships, certificate programs, and two- and four-year colleges such as Ferris State University, Kettering University (Flint,MI), Lawrence Technological University, Macomb County Community College, Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology (Canton, MI) or St. Clair County Community College.

Articulation
Currently TEC's Mechatronics program articulates college credit through Ferris State University, SC4 and Macomb.