Mechatronics, BS

Program Description

The Mechatronics degree prepares students for careers in the fields of measurement, control, robotics, and automation. Students will learn fundamentals of integrating electronic and mechanical components and control systems to create automated processes. Graduates will have a broad range of skills across multiple traditional engineering disciplines and will therefore be capable of selecting components and programming controls such as those seen in a variety of automated systems. Example environments where graduates will be able to work include automated manufacturing and industrial settings or assisting in the design of vehicles that have mechanical components capable of responding to sensor feedback. This program provides students with hands-on experiences in electrical controls; PLC programming; industrial, mechanical, and fluid power systems; robotics; and other technologies that are relevant to automated processes and electromechanical systems.

Admission Requirements

Students are required to meet with a program advisor and complete the required courses with a 2.5 or higher GPA in the following courses:

MATH 1080Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (MA)5
or MATH 1050
MATH 1060
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)
and Trigonometry (MA)
MECH 1000Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping3
MECH 1100Manufacturing Processes3
MECH 1200Coding3

Program Curriculum

121.5 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Mechatronics Required Courses

ENGR 2050Fundamentals of Engineering Mathematics3
MECH 1150Prototyping Techniques2.5
MECH 1205Coding Lab1
MECH 2010Statics3
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
and Circuits Lab
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
MTRN 2200
MTRN 2205
Industrial Wiring for Automated Systems
and Industrial Wiring for Automated Systems Lab
MTRN 2300
MTRN 2305
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
and Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers Lab
MTRN 2350
MTRN 2355
Advanced PLC Programming and Applications
and Advanced PLC Programming and Applications Lab
MTRN 2360
& MTRN 2365

MTRN 2400Mechanical Components4
MTRN 3500
MTRN 3505
Motion Control in Mechatronic Systems
and Motion Control in Mechatronic Systems Lab
MTRN 3560
MTRN 3565
Industrial Motor Controls
and Industrial Motor Controls Lab
MTRN 3400
MTRN 3405
Fluid Power Systems
and Fluid Power Systems Lab
MTRN 3600
MTRN 3605
Industrial Networks
and Industrial Networks Lab
MTRN 4000Product Design I3
MTRN 4010Product Design II3
MTRN 4500
MTRN 4505
Advanced Automation Controls
and Advanced Automation Controls Lab
MTRN 4600
MTRN 4605
Advanced Mechatronic System Design
and Advanced Mechatronic System Design Lab
MTRN 4700Semiconductors and Mechatronics3
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
Total Hours75.5

Mechatronics Tech Elective Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following:9
Any MTRN 4xxx (excluding MTRN 4000,4010,4500,4505,4600,4605,4700)
Any MECH 4xxx (excluding MECH 4000,4010)
Any ECE 4xxx (excluding ECE 4000,4005,4010,4015)
NOTE: Only 3 credits may be from research and design practicum (MECH 4800R, MECH 4860R, ECE 4800R)
NOTE: All other courses require approval from the Engineering Department


  1. Complete a minimum of 122.5 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C- or higher in all Mechatronics Required Courses and Tech Elective Courses.