Earn a high-impact engineering technology degree at Cal U.
From creating robots to engineering anti-lock brakes, learn to create smart machines
and innovative solutions with a bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering technology
from California University of Pennsylvania.
A unique program in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, Cal U's four-year
undergraduate mechatronics degree blends classroom theory with hands-on learning. Courses combine mechanical, electrical and computing technology with automated
control and information systems, preparing you for a top career in the engineering,
design and manufacturing industries.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Key Partnerships: Cal U's mechatronics degree program maintains international partnerships with Siemens
AG, a multinational powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering; and FESTO,
a leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology. Cal U also has
partnerships with Rockwell Automation and ANSYS.
Top Standards: Cal U's mechatronics engineering technology program was designed around standards
set by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board
for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET), with input from an industrial advisory
board and Cal U faculty. This program is currently undergoing the process of obtaining
Cal U's mechatronics degree program is the first and only program of its kind
in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, and the only Bachelor of Science
degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in Pennsylvania.
300 - 600
Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Manufacturing projects 300 to 600 job openings
per year through 2020
As a mechatronics engineering technology major you will:
Gain hands-on technical skills in lab and internship settings, working with the latest
equipment in the field.
Learn how to specify, design, deploy, implement, troubleshoot and maintain mechatronic
Benefit from the experience of top professors who are active in today's industries.
Get career support from program faculty and Cal U's Career and Professional Development
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, mechatronics is a
high-priority career and employment opportunities are growing fast. This degree will
prepare you to become a mechatronics engineering technologist working with "smart"
devices that incorporate mechanical, electrical, computer and software components,
such as robots, automated guided systems and computer-integrated manufacturing equipment.
Program alumni excel in careers in:
Advanced manufacturing and robotics.
Telecommunications and information services.
Agriculture, food and forestry.
Green energy.Biotechnology, life science and medical equipment design.
Get an inside look into Cal U's dynamic mechatronics degree program. In this video
you'll hear professor insights, learn about real student experiences and discover
why mechatronics is considered a high-impact field in global industries.
Mechatronics Lab Facilities
Cal U's mechatronics engineering technology program is based on a rich history of
providing students with relevant, hands-on activities. Our on-campus mechatronics
laboratory facilities include FESTO modular LearnLine laboratory stations and FESTO
MPS (Modular Production System) integrative systems that enable you to work with components,
systems and technology to reinforce concepts covered in class lectures.
At Cal U you'll have the opportunity to participate in an internship in an industrial,
corporate or governmental organization that is in line with your goals for mechatronics
engineering employment. The internship will provide you with practical on-the-job
experience solving actual problems in a dynamic environment, yielding enhanced career
opportunities upon graduation.
Cal U's interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program in mechatronics engineering technology
includes courses in mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering,
computer and software engineering, and control engineering.
CSC 120 Problem Solving and Programming Constructs
ENG 101 English Composition I
GET 130 Introduction to Engineering Technology
MAT 199 Pre-Calculus
PHY 121 General Physics I
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
CSC 124 Computer Programming I
EET 110 Electrical Circuits I
ITE 215 CAD I
MAT 281 Calculus I
PHY 122 General Physics II
CET 235 Digital Electronics Design
EET 160 Electric Circuits II
ITE 305 OSHA General Industrial Safety
MAT 282 Calculus II
MTR 300 Manufacturing Processes
ECO 201 Introduction to Economics
ENG 217 Science and Technical Writing
MTR 310 Principles of Automatic Control
MTR 320 Statics
EET 325 Introduction to Electric Power
MTR 325 Fundamental of Programmable Logic Controllers
MTR 330 Dynamics
MTR 340 Fluid Power
General Education Course
EET 215 Introduction to Instrumentation
MTR 335 Advanced PLCs and Integration
MTR 370 Properties and Strength of Materials
General Education Course
ITE 375 Principles of Production
MTR 400 Machine Design Elements and Kinematics
MTR 410 Process Control
MTR 445 Senior Project Proposal
General Education Course
MTR 420 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
MTR 450 Senior Projects
General Education Courses
Related (Technical) Electives (3 credits)
CIS 341 CISCO CCNA 1 (4 credits)
CIS 354 Systems Project Management (3 credits)
CET 335 Microprocessor Interfacing (4 credits)
CET 270 Introduction to Microprocessor Design (4 credits)
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Technology is to
prepare graduates for technically oriented careers in which they apply mathematical
and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of
automated systems (computer-controlled with embedded electronics, sensors and actuators).
This degree is a significant component of the University's commitment to building
character and careers of our students-integrating teamwork/leadership skills and preparing
students for lifelong learning and assuming personal responsibility for applying the
highest professional and ethical standards to global issues related to the field.
The Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Technology has been developed
in accordance with the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the
Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) criteria for accrediting engineering
technology programs. ABET is the premier accreditation body for engineering and engineering
technology programs throughout the world. In addition to the ABET criteria, the degree
program had an industrial advisory board that contributed to the development of the
program, and continues to be involved regulary in the growth of the program. Cal U
is pursuing accreditation through ETAC of ABET. In addition to the ABET accreditation
process, PASSHE BOG Policy 1993-01, will ensure continued effectiveness.
Cal U’s mechtronics engineering technology program was designed around standards set
by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, with input
from an industrial advisory board and California University faculty. Cal U will strive
for ETAC-ABET accreditation once the program is under way.
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are
expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Objectives for the mechatronics
engineering technology program at Cal U are:
Communicate effectively in the professional environment in individual and group situations.
Translate customer requirements and effectively integrate multiple mechanical and
Participate in lifelong learning to maintain technically current in the profession.
Specify, design, deploy, implement, troubleshoot, and maintain mechatronic systems.
Apply appropriate strategies to maintain professional, ethical, and social responsibilities
in the workplace and include a respect for diversity.
Work effectively in individual and group oriented settings.
Analyze the produced system and formulate its economic impacts on the overall organization.
Apply safety to all aspects of work.
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by
the time of graduation. Student outcomes for the mechatronics engineering technology
program at Cal U are:
Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools in mechatronics
Apply concepts of circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, automation and
controls, motors, electric drives, power systems, instrumentation, and computers to
aid in the design, characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of mechatronics
Use advanced principles of statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials,
engineering materials, engineering standards, and manufacturing processes to aid in
the design, characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of mechatronics systems.
Use differential and integral calculus in the characterization and analysis of mechatronics
Apply problem solving skills, including the ability to identify problems, conduct
experiments, gather data, analyze data, and produce results.
Use appropriate computer languages and application software that pertain to mechatronics
engineering technology systems.
Function effectively as a member or a leader on a technical team.
Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical
environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
Understand the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional
Address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
Explain and analyze the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and
Apply commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Design a system component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints,
such as economic, environmental and/or social.
Mechatronics engineering technologists work with "smart" devices that incorporate
mechanical, electrical, computer and software components, such as robots, automated
guided systems and computer-integrated manufacturing equipment. Mechatronics is a
high-tech field - and it's growing fast. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and
Industry has identified mechatronics as a "high-priority" occupation. It projects
as many as 300-600 job openings per year through 2020.