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Mechatronics Engineering Certificate Program

This certificate program will provide mechanical and electrical engineers with a solid foundation in the core principles of their complementary discipline, and will allow the engineer to contribute effectively to multi-disciplinary design and product development teams in the area of mechatronics. The program includes study in both electrical and mechanical engineering, and culminates with a significant laboratory experience in mechatronics.

Students have (or are enrolled in) a BS in mechanical or electrical engineering. Assessment of prior academic work will be performed by evaluation of college transcripts. Transfer credit at the undergraduate level will usually be granted for those courses completed with a grade of C or better in other regionally accredited colleges or universities and specific armed services course work that parallels courses in the program (including options, if any) for which the student is applying or is currently registered. This individual assessment may result in students being permitted to move forward and take more challenging courses, but the total number of credits to be completed will still be 12 credits.

This program allows engineers in the disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering to become more cross-functional and stronger contributors to multi-disciplinary design teams. This approach is very much in line with RIT's focus on career oriented education and professional development for practicing engineers.

  • This certificate will be offered as a combination of on-line course offerings and courses taught at the RIT main campus.
  • 9 of 12 credits are offered on-line through RIT's course delivery system.

The Mechatronics Engineering Certificate provides several benefits

  • Advanced Technical Skills Training
  • Mechatronics – the intersection of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering – is a critical technology for most new product innovations
  • This is a great addition to your professional resume
  • Courses in the Mechatronics Engineering Certificate program can be used to meet professional development and continuing education requirements for registered professional engineers
  • Two courses from the certificate can be applied towards a subsequent Master’s degree in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Certificate Parameters

  • 12 Semester Credits:

Online: Three 1-credit ME courses to train EE’s (review for ME’s)

Online: Three 1-credit EE courses to train ME’s (review for EE’s)

Online: Three 1-credit System Modeling and Simulation courses

At RIT:  One 3-credit “Lab Applications in Mechatronics” with pre- and post-work online, with one week intensive experience at RIT, in a new lab to be sponsored by Knorr-Bremse and jointly offered by the ME and EME departments

  • Online: One 3-credit Optional Elective from a menu
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