Mechatronics MS

The multidisciplinary Michigan Tech Mechatronics MS degree trains applied researchers and entrepreneurs who are prepared to revitalize the US and global economies in advanced manufacturing and automation.

Do you like mechanics, robotics, or production equipment? Do you have a knack for creative problem solving? Do you enjoy technical and engineering activities? The Mechatronics MS may be for you.

What Is Mechatronics?

Industrial Robots

Mechatronics blends mechanical, electrical, computer, and robotics engineering, connecting the many stages of industrial design and production into a single, streamlined system. Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected worldwide growth in automation and manufacturing.

Mechatronics is used in a range of industries and it supports many applications. Most prevalent in the manufacturing industry—consumer goods, industrial goods, automotive products, and electronics—mechatronics also plays an important role in healthcare, transportation, and many other fields. 

“Worldwide, manufacturing is in need of mechatronics specialists willing to take on the difficult tasks needed to help manufacturers remain safe, fast, competitive, and diversified. Completion of a Michigan Tech Mechatronics degree will open the doors to these many employment opportunities with your solid understanding of robotics, PLC controls, motion control, and automation.” 

—Mark Gauthier
President Donald Engineering, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mechatronics MS Degree

What You'll Work On

The industry-driven Mechatronics MS curriculum addresses the need for professionals skilled in advanced manufacturing technologies.

You'll learn the core technical skills, advanced technical design skills, and core technical implementation/instrumentation skills used in the design and manufacturing of control systems and devices in consumer products, aerospace and military, automotive, and other advanced manufacturing industries.

Where You'll Work

Graduates of the Mechatronics MS program will work in cybersecurity, telecommunications, computer science, automotive engineering, robotics, artificial intelligence, consumer products and packaging, and more.

What is the Average Salary?

The estimated annual median pay for a mechatronics specialist is $102,719 per year in the United States, with an average annual salary of $75,841, according to

Your Degree Completion Options

The Mechatronics MS program is flexible and multidisciplinary. Choose from one of three degree completion options.