Engineering Technology/Mechatronics Degree

Curriculum ENT.MEC.AAS (C249V)

The Engineering Technology curriculum provides the learner with working knowledge of engineering technology, including basic and advanced drafting and design principles using various 2D and 3D Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) systems, integrating lean principles in the design process and knowledge of working with various measurement devices used in determining quality assurance of prototypes and finished goods. While in the program, the learner will be able to seek out entry-level and internship opportunities in engineering departments, plant maintenance, production departments and technical sales and support.

Upon successful completion of the Engineering Technology program, the graduate will be able to:

  • understand the electronic and mechanical parts of an automated system;
  • interpret electrical wiring diagrams and symbols;
  • install, program, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs);
  • understand and explain the principal operations of the mechatronic subsystems in a complex system;
  • understand and implement safety regulations required for operation of the system;
  • diagnose and resolve equipment problems by utilizing technical assessment skills that include planning, reliability, logical thinking, ability to use drawings, schematics and documentation;
  • differentiate between thermal, mechanical, fluid and electrical power systems in a variety of settings;
  • identify quality improvement methods used in the industry, including developing your own process improvement action plans;
  • develop and roll out a product development plan from knowledge gained in coursework covering the various processes for manufacturing a product.
  • utilize various methods of measuring for the purpose of reverse engineering and quality assurance needs in the design build process;
  • identify and take into account the applied physics principles that come into play in the design-build process of a manufactured product;
  • know their responsibilities as part of a design team and the ethics that should be practiced in this process, appreciating the overall human context in which Engineering Technology activities take place; and
  • have the opportunity to advance in their careers and continue their professional development through four-year transfer programs offered at institutions, such as Illinois State University, Purdue University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Southern Illinois University and others with related programs around the country.

Last Update Effective: 8/24/14

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ENT 104

Electricity I

3

 

ENT 110

Production Drawings & CAD

4

#

ENT 252

Introduction to Mechanical AutoCAD

3

#

MAT 122

Technical Math1 or

 

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics1

3-4

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I2

3

 

 

 

16-17

Semester Two

 

ENT 115

Fluid Power

3

 

ENT 205

Robotics I

4

#

ENT 232

Descriptive Geometry

3

 

ENT 204

Programmable Logic Control I

3

#

MAT 114

Plane Trigonometry I1

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

 

 

 

 

#

ENT 202

Electricity II

4

#

ENT 260

Jig & Fixture Design

3

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)1

5

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II2 or

 

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking2

3

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Four

#

ENT 206

Programmable Logic Controllers II

4

#

ENT 207

Robotics II

4

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

HIS 151

History of the U.S. to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics

3

 

 

General Education/Humanities

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

66-67

See ENT course descriptions.

See Humanities General Education requirements.

Program Electives (3): ENT 100, ENT 103◊, ENT 116◊, ENT 117◊, ENT 118◊, ENT 127ENT 255◊, ENT 280◊, ENT 290◊, ENT 291, ENT 295◊, ENT 296

1PHY 101◊, MAT 122◊, MAT 170◊ and MAT 114◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

2Students must complete RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊, or RHT 101◊ with RHT 102◊. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊ and SPE 101◊ to meet university requirements.

Coordinator: Antigone Sharris, Ext. 3622; Email: antigonesharris@triton.edu; Cell Phone: (773) 580-8807