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Mechatronics Engineering - M.S.

Looking to advance your career in the field of mechatronics engineering? The M.S. degree in Mechatronics Engineering is the perfect choice. Our program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop advanced systems that integrate mechanical, electrical and computer systems. With a focus on real-world applications and hands-on learning, graduates are prepared for careers in industries such as automotive, aerospace and robotics.

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Program Information

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Conduct literature searches, comprehend advanced research materials and uncover connections between related work.
  2. Perform research, discovery and integration by applying advanced knowledge of mechatronics engineering.
  3. Communicate problems and solutions in mechatronics engineering clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering or closely related area (e.g., electrical engineering or mechanical engineering) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s) from each institution in which 8+ semester credit hours were attempted
  • Goal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score
1

International applicants who do not meet the above test scores may be considered for conditional admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Application deadline: March 1
      Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Spring Semester
    • Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
ENGR 53030MECHATRONICS 3
ENGR 57200SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
ENGR 61091GRADUATE SEMINAR 1
ENGR 68005LINEAR SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND CONTROL 3
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3
MATH 50015
APPLIED STATISTICS
MATH 52011
MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION
MATH 52031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
MATH 52045
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MATH 52201
NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
MATH 52202
NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
Focus Areas, choose one course from two areas:6
Control Systems
ENGR 58004
OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY
ENGR 68006
NONLINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL
ENGR 68007
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
ENGR 68008
INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROL
Robotics and Automation
CS 53301
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR ROBOTICS
CS 53334
HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
ENGR 62620
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
ENGR 67300
MEDICAL ROBOTICS
ENGR 67400
ROBOTICS: KINEMATICS AND DESIGN
ENGR 68101
AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
Machine Intelligence
CS 54201
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CS 54202
MACHINE LEARNING AND DEEP LEARNING
CS 64201
ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ENGR 58010
MACHINE VISION
ENGR 68102
INTELLIGENT SENSING AND PLANNING OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
Other courses with approval from advisor and/or college
Graduate Elective, choose from the following:3
CS 53301
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR ROBOTICS
CS 53334
HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
CS 54201
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CS 54202
MACHINE LEARNING AND DEEP LEARNING
CS 64201
ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
ENGR 52410
ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION
ENGR 58004
OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY
ENGR 58010
MACHINE VISION
ENGR 60030
QUANTITATIVE METHODS I
ENGR 61096
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ENGINEERING
ENGR 62620
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
ENGR 67300
MEDICAL ROBOTICS
ENGR 67400
ROBOTICS: KINEMATICS AND DESIGN
ENGR 68006
NONLINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL
ENGR 68007
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
ENGR 68008
INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROL
ENGR 68101
AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
ENGR 68102
INTELLIGENT SENSING AND PLANNING OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
Other courses with approval from advisor and/or college
Culminating Requirements
Choose from the following:9
Thesis Option 1
ENGR 65098
RESEARCH
ENGR 65199
THESIS I
Non-Thesis Option 2
ENGR 65098
RESEARCH
Graduate Electives (from courses listed above)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:31
1

Students selecting the thesis option complete 3 credit hours of ENGR 65098 and must continually register for ENGR 65199 for maximum 6 credit hours toward the degree (students may need to register for ENGR 65299 to complete the thesis requirement; however, those credit hours do not, whatsoever, count toward the degree).

2

Students selecting the non-thesis option complete 3 credit hours of ENGR 65098 and 6 credit hours from the elective options in the program. At minimum, the non-thesis activity requires a report and a presentation and/or demonstration.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
- 3.000
  • No more than one-half of a graduate student’s coursework may be taken in 50000-level courses.
  • Grades below C are not counted toward completion of requirements for the degree.
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Architectural and engineering managers

2.6%

slower than the average

198,100

number of jobs

$149,530

potential earnings

Engineering teachers, postsecondary

8.6%

much faster than the average

44,600

number of jobs

$103,600

potential earnings

Engineers, all other

1.3%

slower than the average

170,100

number of jobs

$103,380

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.

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