Engineering Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Mechatronics

Location:
Niles High School

Career Opportunities:
Mechatronics Technician
Electromechanical Technician
Mechatronic Engineer

Students in this program will learn the preliminary skills necessary to install, maintain and repair electrical and electronic equipment such as networked process controls, computer controlled machinery, three phase motors and variable frequency motor drives, robots, servos, hydraulics, pneumatics, and welding.

Class Description
Mechatronics combines electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, and computer engineering to design and run robotic manufacturing equipment. A mechatronics engineer unites these fields to create a simpler, more economical, and reliable manufacturing system.

Content Area
Students will learn the process to install, maintain and repair electric and electronic equipment. Subject matter covers hydraulics, pneumatics, and welding, as well as networked controllers and interactive web-based asset management. Digital principles are presented in the context of programmable logic devices and micro controllers.

Career Outlook
Electro-mechanical technicians or mechatronic technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.

The average median salary for Mechatronics Technicians is $55,610 in 2014