Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Technology
The RMET program of study will require 130 credits of undergraduate work including a one semester senior project capstone requirement and a 400-hour summer internship in a relevant industry. This includes the General Education courses that meet all relevant requirements, totaling 42 to 48 credits. RMET program Major Requirements make up 45 credits of introductory and applied robotics and mechatronics courses. An additional 36 credits of required courses in the areas of mathematics, electronics, engineering mechanics, and manufacturing provide prerequisite theory and skills for the major requirements. Finally, up to seven credits of free electives are available, to allow students to take courses that meet their professional interests as well as to fulfill total credit requirements.
Salient features of the RMET program
- An important educational aspect of this program is its focus on development of practical/ hands-on skills of the graduates through integral laboratory component/activities in all technical ROBO courses designed for this major (Major Requirements).
- Two hours of laboratory component/activities will be offered for every two hours of lectures.
- A minimum 400-hour internship in relevant industries is included as a graduation requirement (ROBO 496 - 3 credits).
- A one-semester capstone course (ROBO 497 Capstone: Senior Project) integrates the diverse elements of the curriculum to develop student competence in both technical and non-technical skills to solve real-world problems.
The program will develop strong analytical skills through very challenging math and sciences requirements.
The RMET curriculum was established to meet the accreditation requirements of the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. ABET accreditation can be granted only if at least one student has graduated from the program, and CCSU will apply for accreditation when the first RMET students graduate. The ABET accreditation procedures allow for retroactive accreditation that includes the first graduating class.
The state of Connecticut has a strong manufacturing base which persists even in tough economic times. Currently, there is a strong demand for highly skilled employees of all levels in the area of high-technology manufacturing, and unfortunately a shortage of qualified candidates. The RMET Program answers this call by providing graduates with a strong background in robotics and mechatronics for all areas of manufacturing as well as other industries employing such technologies. This includes hands-on technical ability, comprehension of theory and design, management, and project management. Graduates can expect to be qualified for a wide variety of job positions, including, but not limited to:
- Robotics / Automation Engineer
- Robotics / Automation Application Engineer
- Robotics / Automation Equipment Sales
- Automation and Controls Engineer
- Manufacturing or Industrial Engineer
- Robotics or PLC Programmer
Program Sheet and Program Flowchart:
Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Technology
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