BS in Mechatronics Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering is an innovative degree combining practical skills from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. Graduates will be well-skilled at the immense hands-on application of robotic technology and can select from a wide spectrum of industries for career choices.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are benchmarks for career and professional accomplishments that the degree program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. The mechatronics engineering program seeks to produce graduates who:
- Are able to meet the requirements that will enable them to pursue registration as professional engineers in the state of Georgia and other states.
- Demonstrates career advancement with increasing responsibility in the Mechatronics Engineering industry or allied disciplines.
- Possess effective research and development skills that will enable them to pursue graduate education in Mechatronics Engineering or related fields.
Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students that complete the program in order to achieve educational objectives. The program outcomes are demonstrated by students at or before graduation. Students completing the mechatronics engineering program will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- Communicate effectively in written, oral, graphical, and mathematical formats appropriate to mechatronics engineering.
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Demonstrate recognition of the need for, and ability to, engage in life-long learning.
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Prior to enrolling in upper-level courses, students must meet the requirements needed for the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. View engineering standing requirements.
General Education (42 Credit Hours)
See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.
Specific General Education Requirements for this Major
- MATH 1190 - Calculus I
- MATH 2202 - Calculus II
- PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
- PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
- PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
- PHYS 2212L - Principles of Physics Laboratory II
- COM 1100 - Human Communication (Recommended)
Lower Division Major Requirements
Area F (18 Credit Hours)
- MATH 2203 - Calculus III
- CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
- CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
- CSE 1311 - C++ Programming for Engineers
- EDG 1211 - Engineering Graphics I
- One Credit Hour from Area A
- Two Credit Hours from Area D
Mechatronics Engineering Required Courses
62 Credit Hours
- EE 2301 - Circuit Analysis I
- EE 3401 - Engineering Electronics
- EE 2501 - Digital Logic Design
- ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
- ENGR 3122 - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
- ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials
- ENGR 3132 - Strength of Materials Lab
- ENGR 3343 - Fluid Mechanics
- MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 3260 - Linear Algebra I
- MTRE 1000 - Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering
- MTRE 2610 - Intermediate Programming for Mechatronics
- MTRE 3710 - Mechatronics Engineering Fundamentals
- MTRE 4001 - Modeling and Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
- MTRE 4002 - Feedback Control Laboratory
- MTRE 4010 - Advanced Controls
- MTRE 4100 - Instruments and Controls
- MTRE 4200 - Robotics Analysis and Synthesis
- MTRE 4800 - Mechatronics System Design
- ENGR 3325 - Engineering Economic Analysis
7 Credit Hours
- MATH Elective (3 Credit Hours) - Must be MATH 2332 or higher
- Technical Elective (4 Credit Hours) - CS 3xxx4xxx, EE 3xxx/4xxx (excluding EE 4201), ENGR 3xxx/4xxx , ME 3xxx/4xxx (excluding ME 3501 and ME 4501), MTRE 3xxx/4xxx, SYE 3501, SYE 3502, SYE 4501
Program Total (129 Credit Hours)
University-Wide Degree Requirements
Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement.
Graduation Credit Hour Total (129 Credit Hours)
Note: The Mechatronics Engineering degree requires a grade of "C" or better in all major required courses applied to degree requirements. All math and science courses require a grade of "C" or better.