The Mechatronics program is a field of study that focuses on the integration of mechanical, electrical (electronics), fluid power (hydraulics or pneumatics), and computer technologies. The students’ studies begin with courses in mechanics, sensors, basic electronics, pneumatics, control logic, and robot programming and control. The student goes on to learn how to program a specific Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), and then writes and troubleshoots programs. Graduates can become engineering technicians or study for a degree in various engineering programs. The program also provides the knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in automation-related jobs. Examples would be robot installation and maintenance, automation equipment installation, troubleshooting and maintenance, and PLC programming. Examples of industries using these skills are pharmaceuticals, food processing, beverage bottling, automated warehousing, oil production, packaging, electronics assembly, medical equipment production, and the military.
Students in the Mechatronics Technology program can EARN COLLEGE CREDITS!
Students can earn up to 8 credits in the Applied Engineering Technology (curriculum code 2193) degree program at Bucks County Community College. Competencies achieved in the Mechatronics Engineering Technologies program at BCTHS are deemed potentially equivalent to the following Bucks County Community College course:
ENGT999-Applied Engineering Elective (up to 8 credits upon assessment)