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Vaughn College offers New York’s first Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in mechatronic engineering, a unique curriculum which combines mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. Vaughn’s comprehensive program provides students with the knowledge and experience they need to work in the aerospace, automation, automotive, computer, communications and other high-tech industries.

The program includes a strong foundation in electronic and mechanical engineering, an advanced liberal arts curriculum, specialized electives and real-time projects provided by Vaughn’s industry advisory council of leading technology manufacturers. This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

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The rigorous program has two primary objectives: provide a link between academia and industry; and teach students to understand and work with analytical, computational and experimental methods. Graduates will have the ability to evaluate these methods for use in practical situations.

Core courses include a strong foundation in mechanical engineering and electronics. Students then choose electives in advanced digital design, data acquisition, introduction to electronic power systems, design and computer programming. In the last two semesters of the program, students will work on design projects related to mechatronic components development.

The program instills a broad-based understanding of the fundamental technical subject areas associated with mechatronic engineering and automation so students are ready for immediate employment in industry or graduate study.

See our Online Catalog for the full curriculum.

  • A Sampling of 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
  • Reliability method in structural mechanics
  • Capstone Degree Project

Mechatronic engineering BS program educational objectives were developed to achieve student learning outcomes that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation as well as to prepare them for the post-graduation activities. These program objectives are intended to produce versatile engineering graduates who will be successful and excel in their chosen career. Mechatronic engineering graduates will be able to pursue positions that require design, development, analysis, control, and automation of mechatronics systems and processes.

Career possibilities afforded to graduates of this program include control engineer, mechatronic engineer, systems engineer, project development engineer, field specialist, mechatronics lab specialist and satellite systems engineer.

Potential internships and employers for graduates include: Arcbest Technology, Embraer, Cox and Company, Cummings Inc., Daimler, John Deere, Department of Energy, Lockheed Martin, Pall Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, NASA, Samsung, RCM Technologies, Toyoda Machinery, GEP Worldwide, Toyota, SciMax Technologies, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009More than 164 companies and organizations have recruited on campus70% of Vaughn students get paid internships*

Vaughn College’s career services department employs a variety of tools to assist students and alumni in their development as professionals. The department meets and communicates with individuals through appointments, e-mail and phone conversations, providing information, editing and reviewing resumes and helping with the job and internship search process. It implements weekly workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills and job fair etiquette. It organizes job fairs in the fall and spring, each with 40-plus companies, and a graduate school fair in the winter.

The department also networks with companies on behalf of Vaughn students for job and internship opportunities. It manages a private job board website, Vaughn Career Connect, where students and alumni can post resumes and apply for positions. Employers registered on the site can post jobs as well as search and review student and alumni resumes for potential candidates for open positions. For more information on career opportunities visit Vaughn career connect here.

  • 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
  • Aircraft Service International Group
  • Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
  • American Airlines
  • AFCO/AvPorts
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Cessna Citation
  • Chautauqua Airlines
  • CitationShares
  • Consolidated Edison
  • Continental Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Covenant Security
  • Cummins
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Emirates
  • Empire Aero
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • Gulfstream
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Jetblue Airways
  • JFK International Arrivals Terminal
  • KeySpan
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mesaba Airlines
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Northrop Grumman Corporatin
  • Orion Power
  • Panasonic Avionics
  • Panorama Flight Service
  • Pinnacle Airlines
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Southern Air
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sikorsky Airlines
  • United Technologies
  • US Airways

Vaughn is in the borough of Queens—one of the five boroughs in New York City—and the most diverse county in the country. Minutes from campus are “Little India” in Jackson Heights, the great Greek and Italian restaurants of Astoria, and the bustling Chinese markets of Flushing. Want more? The excellent museums, nightlife and cultural events of Manhattan are just a short commute away.

Outside the classroom, Vaughn students get together, work together and have fun together in student clubs, professional societies, honor societies, and in intercollegiate athletics. Whether you live in the residence hall at Vaughn College or commute, there’s always something to do on campus. Grab a bite to eat with friends in the cafe. Work out at the fitness center. Watch the College’s many sports teams play. The Vaughn Warriors compete in men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, and cross country; and men’s soccer and baseball as a part of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

You can also join one of the College’s many student clubs or professional societies. From the Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineering, Veterans Organization, and Society for Women Engineers, to the Robotics, Drone and Gaming clubs, this campus has a way for you to find a new interest or pursue a passion.

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