Mechatronics (MECH)

MECH-210 Mechatronics I
5 Credits

Lecture: 5 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course introduces the fundamentals of mechatronics including theory concepts, troubleshooting, testing, and repair procedures. Topics covered include industrial automation and related control systems, pneumatics, industrial wiring, AC and DC motors and related systems, sensors, solenoids, and component adjustments.

Corequisites: MECH-210L, MECH-211

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MECH-210L Mechatronics Lab I
4 Credits

Lab: 12 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a lab setting to the subjects covered in the MECH-210 Mechatronics I theory class. The instruction will use a variety of mock-ups, trainers, and components to reinforce knowledge of systems, testing, troubleshooting, and repair procedures.

Corequisites: MECH-210, MECH-211

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MECH-211 Programmable Logic Controllers I
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

This course introduces the fundamentals of programmable logic controllers and the related systems, including theory concepts, operation, basic programming, troubleshooting, testing, and repair procedures.

Corequisites: MECH-210, MECH-210L

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MECH-220 Advanced Mechatronics II
4 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course builds on the concepts covered in MECH-210 and advances the understanding of mechatronics and the related systems. Topics covered include PLC communications, industrial automation and related control systems, pneumatics, industrial wiring, AC and DC motors and related systems, sensors, solenoids, material handling, basic robotics, workstations, advanced electrical motor control, and electrical power distribution.

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MECH-220L Advanced Mechatronics Lab II
4 Credits

Lab: 12 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a lab setting to the subjects covered in the MECH-220 Advanced Mechatronics II theory class. The instruction will use a variety of mock-ups, trainers, and components to reinforce knowledge of systems, testing, troubleshooting, and repair procedures.

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MECH-221 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers II
3 Credits

Lecture: 3 hours per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course is a continuation of MECH-211 for programmable logic controllers and the related systems, including theory concepts, operation, basic programming, troubleshooting, testing, and repair procedures.

Corequisites: MECH-220, MECH-220L

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