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Bachelor of Science

Mechatronic Engineering

134 Credits
  • Mechatronic engineering program combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering
  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Two students working on an engineering project

Finding Your Futureproof Path in Mechatronics

The mechatronic engineering program was designed based on the industry’s most current technology and research. With a strong career focus in mind, our mechatronic engineering curriculum was developed to combine mechanical, electrical and computer engineering to prepare students for this

fast-paced and ever-changing industry. Vaughn’s mechatronic engineering program gives students the education and tools needed to have successful engineering careers in aerospace, automation, automotive, computer, communications and other high-tech industries.

 

The strong focus in the primary areas of engineering, along with access to advanced liberal arts courses―including specialized electives and real-time projects provided by Vaughn’s industry advisory council of leading technology manufacturers―has allowed our mechatronic engineering students to become successful in a variety of industries. Vaughn’s mechatronic engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a sign of its credibility and career-based curriculum success.

 

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
83% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
U.S. News & World Report: 2020 Best Regional Colleges (North)

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

Our mechatronic engineering curriculum is constantly expanding with the ever-changing needs and demands of the engineering industry. Our rigorous program has two primary objectives: 1). To provide a link between academia and the industry, and 2). To teach students to understand and work with analytical, computational, and experimental methods of mechatronic engineering. The goal of the mechatronic engineering curriculum is to give graduates the ability to evaluate these methods and use them in practical situations in order to help find the best solutions.

The mechatronic engineering curriculum includes a strong foundation in mechanical engineering and electronics in addition to a wide selection of electives. These include advanced digital design, data acquisition, the introduction to electronic power systems, design and computer programming, among others. Students gain a broad-based understanding of the fundamental technical subject areas in mechatronic engineering, which will prepare them to pursue full-time jobs after graduating.

Sample Classes
  • Computational Method with MATLAB
  • C++ Programming
  • Engineering physics
  • Computer-aided design
  • Digital systems design
  • Electronic circuits
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Microprocessors
  • Fundamentals of mechatronic engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechatronic engineering
  • Material science and failure analysis

CAREERS

Mechatronic engineering jobs are in high demand. Our courses were designed to help students build the analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills needed to obtain full-time jobs upon graduating. Vaughn produces versatile mechatronics engineering graduates who are prepared for this ever-changing and rigorous industry.

Mechatronic engineering graduates often pursue positions such as control engineers, mechatronics engineers, systems engineers, product development engineers, field specialists, mechatronic lab specialists, and satellite systems engineers, among many others. Our mechatronic engineering students have opportunities to pursue both prestigious internships during their degree years and full-time jobs post-graduation with the education and resources Vaughn provides.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009
70% of Vaughn students get paid internships††
More than 164 companies have recruited on campus last year

JUST A FEW OF THE COMPANIES THAT EMPLOY VAUGHN GRADUATES:

  • ArcBest Technology
  • Bakery Innovative Technology
  • Boeing Company
  • Contract Pharmacal Corporation
  • Cox & Co.
  • Cummins
  • Cyient
  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • GEP Worldwide
  • Harley Davidson Motor Company
  • Industrial Automation Control
  • Itron
  • John Deere
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MGEngineering
  • OshKosh Corporation
  • Pawling Engineered Products, Inc.
  • PLX, Inc.
  • RCM Technologies
  • Solvay
  • Stark Products, Inc.
  • Toyoda Machinery USA
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Inc.
  • Wunderlich-Malec

A SAMPLE OF VAUGHN INTERNSHIPS:

  • American Dynamics
  • Atlas Air
  • Disney College Program
  • EGYPTAIR
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • FAA (Enterprise Data and Messaging Engineering Team)
  • FAA (Tech Center)
  • Federal Express
  • FlightSafety International
  • General Electric
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • NASA
  • NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)
  • Navair (Naval Air Systems Command)
  • NBC
  • NYU Engineering Summer Research
  • Rashid Petroleum Company
  • Sikorsky Helicopters
  • Textron Aviation
  • United Airlines
  • Venture Aerobearings
  • Watertown Airport

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†† A reported 75 percent of student internships for the 2014-2015 academic year were paid (42 paid internships out of 56 reported).
* Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 282 graduates in 2018. 220 reported an outcome for a 78% response rate. The 2018 graduate class includes September 2017, December 2017 and May 2018 graduates.