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Penn State Harrisburg

Mechatronics Minor

Capital College, School of Science, Engineering and Technology (MCHTR)
Contact: Dr. Amit Banjerjee

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering field that combines mechanical, electrical, electronics, control and computer engineering. The field deals with the design, development, control, and application of advanced electro-mechanical systems. Such systems will include sensors, actuators, microprocessors, controllers, software, computer, and mechanical hardware components. The purpose of the minor is to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to take relevant courses that will sequentially build on their knowledge and understanding of mechatronic systems and to provide recognition to those who do so.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.


EE 210(4) (Sem: 4-5)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-18 credits)
Select 3 credits from: CMPSC 121(3), CMPSC 200(3), or CMPSC 201(3) (Sem 2-4)
Select 6-8 credits from the following:
(Students graduating with a M E major should take 7-8 credits from Group A; students graduating with an EE major should take 7 credits from group B; all other students should take 6-8 credits from both A and B.)

Group A:
CMPEN 270 (4) or CMPEN 271(3) and CMPEN 275(1) (Sem 3-4)
CMPEN 331(3) or EE 310(4) or EE 387(3) (Sem 5-6)

Group B:
ME 345(4) or ME 345W(4) (Sem 5-6)
ME 357(3) (Sem 5-6)

Select 6-7 credits from the following (one course each from Category I and II):

Category I:
CMPEH 472(4), CMPEN 472(3), EE 485(3), EE 487(3), ME 445(4) (Sem 5-8)

Category II:
EE 483(3), ME 455(3), ME 456(3) (Sem 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-05-027

Review Date: 02/24/2015


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