Mechatronics


  • Instructor: Mr. Jeff Mori
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x316
    Email: jmori@wiu.k12.pa.us
     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    Mechanical and Electronics Engineering are emerging fields of engineering that integrate electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, control engineering and information technology.   Mechatronics combines areas of engineering to allow the design, development and application of "smart devices" in an integrated, cross-disciplinary manner. Mechatronics is the science of intelligent systems where students learn to design, develop, fabricate, and test smart systems. Robotics is a good example of Mechatronics since it combines various mechanical parts such as arms, actuators, gears and wheels, with electronic components that control movement, and provide power.   Subjects covered include electronics, VEX robotics, Bots IQ (BattleBots), robotic engineering, Parametric solid modeling using Solidworks Computer-Aided design software, modeling and simulation of mechatronics systems, sensors and actuators, engineering mathematics,  machine component design, mechanical design, circuits and systems, control theory, programming, digital signal processing, and power engineering.  Hands-on projects emphasize design of mechanical systems using embedded real-time computing including projects in robotics, automation and controls to include building and programming your very own robots.                                                                                                              
    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENT
     
    Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance.  Because many engineering technicians assist in design work, creativity is desirable. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others also are important as engineering technicians are typically part of a team of engineers and other technicians.

     

    Post-Secondary Schools

    • California University of Pennsylvania
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • Rochester Institute of Technology

    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC

    • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
    • Pittsburgh Technical College
    • Triangle Tech, Inc.

    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

    • Johnson College
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Lehigh Carbon Community College
    • Community College of Allegheny County
    • Montomery County Community College-Central Campus
    • Northampton County Area Community College
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
    • Butler County Community College
    • Luzerne County Community College
    • Harrisburg Area Community College
    • Westmoreland County Community College
    • Clarion University
    PROGRAM DUTY AREAS
    • Electronics (AC/DC Circuits analog and digital)
    • Robotics (Battle bots VEX /Boe-Bots)
    • Introduction to Engineering (electronic/mechanical/robotic)
    • Parametric Solid Modeling (Solid Works)
    • Rapid Prototyping (3 Dimensional Printing)
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (motor and pneumatic controls)
    • Introduction to Nanotechnology

    CAREER PATHWAYS

    • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
    • Robotic Engineers
    • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    • Field Technician
    • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
    • Biomechatronics Worker
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
    • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    • Cybernetics Technician

    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS

    •  Electronics Technicians Association (ETA)

    o   Certified Electronics Technician (CET)

    o   Student Electronics Technician (SET)

    •  National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)

    o   Electronics Technology