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Mechatronics Engineering


Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechatronics Engineering

The Department of Mechatronics Engineering will provide students with fundamental knowledge in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, equipping students for positions as mechatronics engineers or at the boundaries of the underlying fields. Students will have skills identified for Industry 4.0 that will impact engineering design such as Internet of Things (real-time interconnected sensor communication), big data and analytics (capture and analyze large volumes of data), engineering simulation (modeling with virtual/augmented reality), additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics and artificial intelligence (automated decision making) and cybersecurity. 

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Lead teams and design intelligent engineering systems for mechatronics, robotics, and related tasks
  • Make contributions that advance the current state-of-the-practice in technology and/or research of mechatronics engineering systems and processes, including Industry 4.0.
  • Continue their professional development through continuous improvement and life-long learning (e.g. graduate school, professional engineering (PE) licensure, professional certifications, etc.).

STUDENT OBJECTIVES

The Mechatronics Engineering degree program student outcomes serve as specific guidelines and standards of the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that students are expected to achieve by the time of graduation. The outcomes also indicate the minimum standards of achievement for students matriculating through the program.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering degree from our department at Morgan State University demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING B.S.

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required of students pursuing the Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechatronics Engineering (B.S.M.E.).  These credit hours are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements 

45

Mathematics and Science Requirements               

16

Mechatronics Engineering Core Requirements      

41

Electives or Concentration Requirements      

18

TOTAL                      

120

General Education and University Requirements: 45 Credits

  • MEGR 100 – Introduction to Programming 3 credits (IM)
  • ENGL 101 – Freshman Composition I 3 credits (EC)
  • ENGL 102 – Freshman Composition II 3 credits (EC)
  • XXXX -  CT General Education Requirement 3 credits (CT)
  • MATH 241 – Calculus I 4 credits (MQ)
  • XXXX – AH General Education Requirement 3 credits (AH)
  • XXXX – AH General Education Requirement 3 credits (AH)
  • CHEM 110 - General Chemistry for Engineering Students 3 credits (BP)

AND

  • CHEM 110L - General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1 credits (BP)
  •  PHYS 205 - University Physics I 4 credits (BP)

AND

  • PHYS 205L - University Physics I Laboratory 1 credits (BP)
  • XXXX - SB General Education Requirement 3 credits (SB)
  • XXXX - SB General Education Requirement 3 credits (SB)
  • XXXX - HH General Education Requirement 3 credits (HH)
  • XXXX - CI General Education Requirement 3 credits (CI)
  • XXXX – PHEC XXX or FIN 101 or MIND 101 1 credit
  • OREN 104 - Freshman Orientation 1 Credit

Math and Science Basic Requirements: 16 Credits

  • MATH 242 – Calculus II 4 credits
  • MATH 243 – Calculus III 4 credits
  • MATH 340 – Differential Equations 3 credits
  • PHYS 206 – University Physics II 4 credits

AND

  • PHYS 206L – University Physics Laboratory 1 credit

Mechatronic Engineering Core Requirements: 41 Credits

  • MEGR 105 - Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering 2 credits
  • MEGR 201 – Mechanics I 3 credits
  • MEGR 202 -  Mechanics II 3 credits
  • MEGR 250 – Introduction to Intelligent Systems 3 credits
  • MEGR 310 – Fundamentals of Robotic Systems 3 credits
  • MEGR 311 –Digital Logic for Mechatronics Engineering 3 credits
  • MEGR 330 – Analytical Methods in Engineering 3 credits
  • MEGR 340 - Mechatronics Lab  1 credit
  • MEGR 350 – Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete-Time 3 Credits
  • MEGR 390 – Mechatronics System Design 3 credits
  • MEGR 400 – Introduction to Professional Practice 1 credit
  • MEGR 490 – Senior Design Project I 2 credits
  • MEGR 491 – Senior Design Project II 2 credits
  • EEGR 310 – Principles of Electronics 3 credits
  • EEGR 431 – Linear Control Systems 3 credits
  • IEGR 305 – Thermodynamics 3 credits

Mechatronic Engineering Elective Requirements: 18 Credits

  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX  – Approved Free Elective 3 credits

Technical Electives

Students will have the option to complete the curriculum by selecting any course for the technical electives or selecting from a pre-defined track: Track R = Robotics and Automation, Track I = Intelligent Systems Track.

B.S. Mechatronics Engineering

IEGR 361 – Introduction to Linear Programming 3 credits (R,I)

MEGR 420 – Fluid Mechanics 3 credits (R)

MEGR 430 – Smart Products 3 credits (R)

MEGR 435 – Smart Instrumentation and Measurements 3 credits (I)

MEGR 437 – Smart Factory 3 credits (I)

MEGR 440 – Mobile Robotics 3 credits (R)

MEGR 441 – Introduction to Computer Vision 3 credits (R)

MEGR 450 – Cyberphysical Systems Security 3 credits (R,I)

MEGR 470 – CAD and Digital Manufacturing 3 credits (I)

MEGR 480 – Machine Learning Applications in Engineering 3 credits (I)

MEGR 499 – Special Topics in Mechatronics Engineering 3 credits (R,I)

TRSS 417 – Intelligent Transportation Systems 3 credits (I)


Mechatronics Engineering Curriculum Sequence (catalog view)

This curriculum guide is a tool for planning.  Matriculated students and advisors should consult Degree Works before and after registration for classes each semester to track academic progress.

First Year (Semester One): 15 Credits

  • CHEM 110 - General Chemistry for Engineering Students 3 credits (BP) 
  • CHEM 110L - General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1 credits (BP) 
  • ENGL 101 – Freshman Composition I 3 credits (EC)
  • MATH 241 – Calculus I 4 credits (MQ)
  • MEGR 100 – Introduction to Programming 3 credits (IM)
  • OREN 104 - Freshman Orientation 1 Credit

First Year (Semester Two): 15 Credits

  • ENGL 102 – Freshman Composition II 3 credits (EC)
  • MATH 242 – Calculus II 4 credits
  • MEGR 105 - Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering 2 credits
  • PHYS 205 - University Physics I 4 credits (BP)
  • PHYS 205L - University Physics I Laboratory 1 credits (BP) 
  • XXXX – PHEC XXX or FIN 101 or MIND 101 1 credit

Second Year (Semester One): 14 Credits

  • MATH 340 – Differential Equations 3 credits
  • MEGR 201 – Mechanics I 3 credits
  • PHYS 206 – University Physics II 4 credits
  • PHYS 206L – University Physics Laboratory 1 credit
  • XXXX - HH General Education Requirement 3 credits (HH)

Second Year (Semester Two): 16 Credits

  • EEGR 310 – Principles of Electronics 3 credits
  • MATH 243 – Calculus III 4 credits
  • MEGR 202 -  Mechanics II 3 credits
  • MEGR 330 – Analytical Methods in Engineering 3 credits
  • XXXX -  CT General Education Requirement 3 credits (CT)

Third Year (Semester One): 16 Credits

  • EEGR 431 – Linear Control Systems 3 credits
  • MEGR 250 – Introduction to Intelligent Systems 3 credits
  • MEGR 311 –Digital Logic for Mechatronics Engineering 3 credits
  • MEGR 340 - Mechatronics Lab  1 credit
  • MEGR 350 – Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete-Time 3 Credits
  • XXXX - CI General Education Requirement 3 credits (CI)

Third Year (Semester Two): 15 Credits

  • IEGR 305 – Thermodynamics 3 credits
  • MEGR 310 – Fundamentals of Robotic Systems 3 credits
  • MEGR 390 – Mechatronics System Design 3 credits
  • XXXX - SB General Education Requirement 3 credits (SB)
  • XXXX  – Approved Free Elective 3 credits

Fourth Year (Semester One): XX Credits

  • MEGR 400 – Introduction to Professional Practice 1 credit
  • MEGR 490 – Senior Design Project I 2 credits
  • XXXX – AH General Education Requirement 3 credits (AH)
  • XXXX – SB General Education Requirement 3 credits (SB)
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits

Fourth Year (Semester Two): XX Credits

  • XXXX – AH General Education Requirement 3 credits (AH)
  • MEGR 491 – Senior Design Project II 2 credits
  • XXXX  – Approved Free Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits
  • XXXX – Approved Technical Elective 3 credits

Total Credits: 120 Credits

* denotes a department required supporting course which must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department