Mechatronic Systems Concentration
Mechatronics integrates the fields of mechanical, electrical, robotics, controls and computer engineering to optimize the functionality of modern engineering systems.
This concentration has two specialization tracks which have a foundation in electrical and mechanical technology. The Automation Mechatronics track balances mechanical, electrical, and automation coursework for students interested in pursuing careers in mult-craft maintenance and troubleshooting, engineering services, and equipment installation. The Electrical and Instrumentation track emphasizes programmable logic control (PLC), motor control, and instrumentation and calibration for students interested in pursuing a career as a PLC programmer, control systems technician, and Instrumentation and calibration technician.
Graduates in this rapidly growing field are prepared for engineering technician positions in:
- Automotive Manufacturing
- Power Generation
- Heavy Equipment Manufacturing,
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Food Manufacturing
- Consumer Products Manufacturing
- And many other exciting career opportunities.
National Annual Mean Wage: $53,100
Tennessee Annual Mean Wage: $62,600
O*Net Online, July 2015