What is Mechatronics?
Mechatronics is where electrical and mechanical engineering intersect. As new technologies continue to penetrate our homes and businesses, employers need people who can operate and maintain these smart devices and equipment. You can be part of this emerging field with a career in Mechatronics.
Through hands-on training, you can gain the skills you need to work on robotic and “smart” equipment. The courses in the Mechatronics program combine electrical, mechanical, and computer technologies and are designed to prepare you to install, maintain, modify, and repair mechatronic systems, equipment, and components.
What Industries Use These Skills?
Manufacturing, consumer products, medical, industrial maintenance, and automotive are just a few industries that need individuals with a Mechatronic skill set. Job titles you may encounter include:
Whether you are on the job site or in the factory, you may be responsible for working on mechatronic equipment and systems, diagnosing and repairing issues and instructing the machine operators on the features and functions of the “smart” devices.
Industrial Machinery Mechanic
Repair and maintain factory and industrial equipment such as conveyor systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Troubleshooting before a problem escalates is important in this position and you may use technical manuals as well as the power of observation to diagnose issues.