Robotics and electromechanical engineering? I'm in!
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field that combines several types of engineering—electrical, computer, and mechanical—and refers to the skill sets needed in the contemporary, advanced automated manufacturing industry. At the intersection of mechanics, electronics, and computing, mechatronics specialists create simpler, smarter systems. Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected growth in automation and manufacturing.
What you need to know
The Mechatronics graduate certificate requires 15 credits of coursework and requires fewer credits and is more limited in scope than the Mechatronics Master's degree. The Mechatronics certificate paths focuses on students with backgrounds in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. It is also available for graduate students from all majors as long as they complete required courses in Mechanical, Electrical, and Cybersecurity.
Students often seek certificates to enhance a specific skill set, further their career, find a new job, or meet state or national licensing requirements. Mechatronics specialists can do quite a bit across multiple engineering disciplines and have a solid base from which to grow. Mechatronics specialists know both mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals—they speak both languages—so a mechatronics specialist can work with both mechanical and engineering teams.