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Department ofMechanical Engineering

Mechatronics Systems Engineering


The Mechatronics Systems Engineering Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical engineering and related fields. The certificate program introduces students to the primary technologies, analysis techniques, and implementation methodologies relevant to the detailed design of electro-mechanical devices. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to develop systems that involve the sensing, actuation and control of the physical world. Knowledge such as this is vital to engineers in the modern aerospace, robotics and motion control industries.


Applicants must have completed an accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, or a related field. They are expected to have prior course work in mathematics through differential equations, introductory linear control theory, and introductory electronics and programming.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete a total of 16 units as described below, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a grade of C or better in each course.

Required Courses (8 units):

  • MECH 207 Advanced Mechatronics I (2 units)
  • MECH 208 Advanced Mechatronics II (2 units)
  • MECH 209 Advanced Mechatronics III (2 units)
  • MECH 217 Introduction to Control (2 units)

Elective Courses (8 units):

  • MECH 218 Guidance and Control I (2 units)
  • MECH 219 Guidance and Control II (2 units)
  • MECH 275 Design for Competitiveness (2 units)
  • MECH 310 Advanced Mechatronics IV (2 units)
  • MECH 311 Modeling and Control of Telerobotic Systems (4 units)
  • MECH 315 Advanced Digital Control Systems I (2 units)
  • MECH 316 Advanced Digital Control Systems II (2 units)
  • MECH 323 Modern Control System Design I (2 units)
  • MECH 324 Modern Control System Design II (2 units)
  • MECH 329 Intelligent Control (2 units)
  • MECH 337 Robotics I (2 units)
  • MECH 338 Robotics II (2 units)
  • MECH 339 Robotics III (2 units)
  • MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation (2 units)

An independent study or Capstone project would be suitable as one of the electives. In addition, other courses may serve as electives at the discretion of the program advisor.

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Administrative Assistant: Peta Henderson

Mechanical Engineering
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