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Mechatronics Engineering Certificate

Mark Smith, Director of Multidisciplinary Programs
(585) 475-7102, mark.smith@rit.edu

Program overview

The online certificate in mechatronics engineering is designed for practicing mechanical and electrical engineers who aspire to become strong contributors to multidisciplinary design and product development teams working in the area of mechatronics. The certificate provides engineers with a solid foundation in the core principles of their complementary discipline and augments this foundation with focused study in mechatronics at the intersection of electrical and mechanical engineering. A significant laboratory experience completes the curriculum and facilitates the transfer of new cross-disciplinary knowledge to professional practice. Participants are positioned to drive innovation in technology and product development. The certificate consists of 9 credit hours and includes two online courses in electrical and mechanical engineering plus an on-campus integrated laboratory applications course in mechantronics.

Curriculum

Mechatronics engineering, certificate, typical course sequence*

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year*
Choose one of the following: 3
   MECE-255    Foundations of Thermal and Mechanical Systems  
   EEEE-255    Foundations of Circuits and Electronics  
Choose one of the following: 3
   MECE-515/MECE-615/EEEE-515    Embedded Systems for Mechatronics  
Choose one of the following: 3
   MECE-625/EEEE-625       Lab Applications in Mechatronics  
Total Semester Credit Hours 9

* The certificate may be completed in one academic year.

Additional information

Admissions

To be considered for admission to the certificate in mechatronics engineering, candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering (preferably mechanical or electrical engineering) from an accredited institution. No transfer credit is permitted.