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Offered on North Mankato Campus

Program Description: Mechatronics is a new and rapidly growing field that integrates electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and computer control systems to create new and improved automated manufacturing production systems. This program is designed for people who are interested in plant maintenance, set up, installation, and assembly. These jobs are found in medical, electronics, agriculture, biotechnology, and automotive industries.

Tentative Semester Schedule Overview

Please click here to see a PDF of course information regarding the tools you will need for the Mechatronics program. Click here to see what the computer hardware and software requirements are for this program. Also, please visit the SCC bookstore at www.southcentralbookstore.com to view the required books and kits for the program. 

Technical Courses
SEMESTER 1

  • ENGR  1005: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
  • MECA  1110: SolidWorks OR CIM  1210: CONCEPT ENGINEERING II
  • MECA  1122: ELECTRICITY - DEVICES AND CIRCUITS I
  • MECA  1125: ELECTRICITY - DEVICES AND CIRCUITS II
  • MECA  1130: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND PROGRAMMING

SEMESTER 2

  • MECA  1210: DIGITAL ELECTRONICS
  • MECA  1220: MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
  • MECA  1230: QUALITY CONCEPTS IN MANUFACTURING
  • MECA  1240: MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS
  • MECA  1250: MECHATRONICS SYSTEM OPERATIONS I (PLCs)

SEMESTER 3

  • MECA  2110: SENSORS AND CONTROLS
  • MECA  2120: PNEUMATICS
  • MECA  2130: HYDRAULICS
  • MECA  2150: MECHATRONICS SYSTEM OPERATIONS II

SEMESTER 4

  • MECA  2220: MICROMECHANICAL MEASUREMENT AND POSITIONING
  • (MACHINE VISION AND SENSOR SYSTEMS)
  • MECA  2210: MODELING AND SIMULATION
  • MECA  2230: ROBOTICS
  • MECA  2260: SENIOR PROJECT

Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • MATH  120: COLLEGE ALGERBRA OR MATH  130: PRE-CALCULUS
  • ENGL  100: COMPOSITION
  • ENGL  240 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS
  • PHYS 101: INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS OR PHYS 211: PRINCIPLES IN PHYSICS
  • SPCH 120: SMALL GROUP COMMUNICAITONS OR SPCH 110: PUBLIC SPEAKING