Automation and Controls in Mechatronic Systems

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 11 credits
  • Timeline

    • Two–three semesters

Advance Your Skills in Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Advance your automation skills to maintain and monitor existing robots, help develop future technologies, and educate users on implementation and applications. Analyze electrical control circuits; model, analyze, and control dynamic systems; and configure PLCs (programmable logic controllers) for application in industrial automation with the on-campus Automation and Controls in Mechatronic Systems certificate program.

Who is This Certificate For?

The graduate certificate in Automation and Controls in Mechatronic Systems is for experienced industry professionals and Michigan Tech graduate students interested in developing advanced skills in mechatronics. The program prepares professionals for high-demand careers in robotics automation in all sectors of industry.

What You Need to Know

In the graduate certificate for Automation and Controls in Mechatronic Systems program, students learn about advanced concepts in programmable logic control, including sensors and actuators. Sensor calibration and pneumatic power regulation are taught alongside the programming of pneumatic and electrical actuators. In addition to programming controllers, students study feedback control systems prevalent in industrial settings. Control circuits, stability criteria, digitization of control signals, and non-linear control concepts are also covered. 


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a preferred major of engineering/engineering technology disciplines, such as material science, manufacturing, electrical, mechatronics, and mechanical. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 11 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Aleksandr Sergeyev

Graduate Assistant

Margaret Landsparger

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

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