BS - Mechatronics Engineering

  • Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology
    Mechatronics Engineering Department

    Mechatronics Engineering, BS

    Program Information:
    Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacturing of industrial products and processes.

    Mechatronic systems can be a complete product or a sub-component of a product. Examples of mechatronic systems include aircraft flight control and navigation systems; automotive electronic fuel injection and anti-lock brake systems; automated manufacturing systems including robots, numerical control machining centers, packaging systems and plastic injection-molding systems; artificial organs; health monitoring and surgical systems; copy machines; and many more. Some common element of all these systems is the integration of analog and digital circuits, microprocessors and computers, mechanical devices, sensors, actuators, and controls.

    Mechatronics Engineering graduates can select from a wide spectrum of industries for career choices and can also contribute in a variety of roles including design engineer, software engineer, project planner, product designer, and project manager. Mechatronics Engineering program graduates are able to select from jobs as Mechatronics specialists in a variety of industries. Opportunities are also available to graduates in smaller companies that need generalists who can perform both mechanical and electrical engineering functions.

    Engineering Standing: The first two years of a program's curriculum are considered to be lower division while the remaining two years are considered upper division. In addition to the stated prerequisites and unless otherwise noted in the catalog, students must apply for and be granted Engineering Standing in order to enroll in any upper division engineering course taught in the College of Engineering. A 2.70 GPA is required to receive engineering standing in the courses outlined by the department.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Mechatronics Engineering degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7234
    http://engineering.kennesaw.edu/mechatronics/

     

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU.
    0
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

The following courses are used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • ENGL 1101
  • CHEM 1211
  • CHEM 1211L
  • MATH 1190
  • EDG 1211

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

The following courses are used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • ENGL 1102
  • MATH 2202
  • PHYS 2211
  • PHYS 2211L
  • CSE 1311

Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

The following courses are used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • PHYS 2212
  • PHYS 2212L

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • MATH Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • 3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

The following course is used to determine Engineering Standing:

  • COM 1000

Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
  • 3
Total: 17

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
Total: 14
Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • Technical Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.  
    4
Total: 17

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 4
  • 4
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
Total: 17
Year 4 (Hours: 34)


Program Total: 129 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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