Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics Program

Technology extends our abilities to change the world; to cut, shape or put together materials; to move things from one place to another. -American Association for the Advancement of Science

What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics integrates mechanical, electronic, fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics), computer robotics technologies to enable streamline processes and improve quality in manufacturing and related areas. It has grown in both size and scope and is now accepted globally as an industry standard.  A melding of science and technology, Mechatronics is considered one of the most dynamic and fastest growing fields in manufacturing.

Macomb’s Mechatronics Program

In Macomb’s Automated Systems Technology – Mechatronics Program, you will learn mechanics, sensors, basic electronics, pneumatics hydraulics, control logic and robot programming.  Working with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), you will also write and troubleshoot programs for an actual assembly line that manufactures a real product.

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Science Degree and/or Certificate in Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics

With an Associate of Science Degree and/or Certificate in Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics, you will be qualified for positions that include mechanical engineering technician, electrical and electronics engineering technician, robotics technician and electro-mechanical technician.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

Local universities, including Wayne State and Lawrence Technological universities, offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology, and credits earned in Macomb’s Automated Systems Technology – Mechatronics Program transfer to most of them. 

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronics or a related field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Mechatronics Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Automated Systems Technology - Mechatronics Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Mechatronics - AC/DC Electrical Systems
  • Mechatronics – Electrical Control Systems
  • Mechatronics – Electronic Sensors
  • Mechatronics – Pneumatics
  • Mechatronics – Automated Material Handling
  • Mechatronics – Mechanical Systems
  • RCL Analysis
  • Industrial Computer Technology
  • Mechatronics Programming – Siemens PLC
  • Industrial Technology Fundamentals
  • Electronic Technology
  • Semiconductor Theory and Devices
  • Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
  • Microcontrollers with Robotic Application
  • Pneumatic Technology Fundamentals
  • Industrial Hydraulic Fundamentals

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Automated Systems Technology – Mechatronics Program?

For more information, contact the Automated Systems Technology – Mechatronics Program advisors: Professor Tony Ventura, 586-445-7326 or Professor Ken Dulinski, 586-445-7248, or the Engineering Technology office, 586-445-7435.

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