Mechatronics Engineering Technology, BS | Kent State University

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology integrates mechanical, electrical, computer and controls. Mechatronics engineering technology revolves around the design, construction and operation of automated systems, robots and intelligent products, which result from the integration of software and hardware.

Mechatronics Venn Diagram

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  2. Design systems, components or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  3. Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.

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Robotics Club

photo 4 Kent State Robotics team at NASA Robotic Mining Competition, May 2017

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What Is the Difference Between Engineering and Engineering Technology?

The line between the two is becoming more blurred since responsibilities overlap more now than ever. In general, an engineer has a theoretical understanding of how something is happening. The curriculum for engineers includes high-level math, theory, and conceptual design. Whereas, the curriculum for engineering technology programs focus on the implementation of engineering principles to solve problems. Engineering Technology tends to be more hands-on and application oriented teaching students to operate, maintain, trouble-shoot, inspect, and test systems. Graduates from these programs can speak intelligently about the technology to communicate with those on the plant floor, upper management and customers and users for sales purposes. It is possible that both engineers and engineer technologists may design a product to solve a problem, but the engineer would be more likely to discover a new technology, practice, or principle. An engineering technologist would use the new technology created by the engineer and apply it to the product they are designing. The engineer develops the big picture and the engineering technologist works out the details. See link to "Is There An Engineering Inside You?" above for more information.

Planning Doing
Research-new ideas Apply-existing ideas
Innovate Implement
Concept-oriented Application-oriented
Theoretical Hands-on
Open-ended and futuristic Specific and current
Develop new processes Apply new processes

KSU Robotics Teams Awarded in Recent Competitions

Two of Kent State University's robotics teams were awarded in recent competitions.

2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition

The 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition results include Kent State University's Robotics Club taking home an On-Site Mining Award. Results are from the May 18, 2018 competition.

First place

The University of Alabama

Second place

North Dakota State University in collaboration with James Madison University

Third place

Kent State University

Xtreme STEM Collegiate Clash

In the Collegiate Clash Fall regional tournament in Dayton, Ohio, Kent State University's Xtreme Bots team received first place for documentation.

In the Spring regional tournament in Dayton, Ohio, Xtreme Bots won second place.

photo Robotics Team awarded at 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition