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Mechatronics

Systems, processes, and standards supporting the application of integrated manufacturing systems.

Critical Work Functions

  • Understand the necessary steps to plan, execute, and control a mechatronic system.
    • Program, calibrate, configure, test, start-up, and operate a mechatronic system.
      • Understand mechatronics as the integration of multiple disciplines in industrial processes.
        • Identify major application areas for mechatronics.
          • Apply mechatronics in various manufacturing, scientific, and technical applications.
            • Abide by mechatronics industry codes, standards, and regulations.
              • Research and apply emerging and future mechatronics technologies.
                Technical Content Areas

                • Project Planning, Execution, & Control for a Mechatronic System
                  • Establish project objectives
                  • Show linkage between project, technical, and business objectives
                  • Develop a work plan, schedule, and budget
                  • Implement a work plan through teamwork and shared responsibility
                  • Demonstrate knowledge of each of the four areas of mechatronics
                  • Integrate the four areas of mechatronics to design a system
                  • Use oral, written and computer communication skills to communicate and document plans, actions, and results
                  • Design, construct, program, calibrate, configure, test, startup, operate, troubleshoot, and repair a mechatronic system
                  • Create documentation for a mechatronic system including maintenance procedures
                  • Complete a project audit to determine best practices and areas for improvement
                • Four Areas of Mechatronics
                  • Mechanical Engineering
                  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                  • Systems and Process Control Engineering
                  • Computer Science
                • Codes, Standards, and Regulations (as applicable)
                  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
                  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
                  • International Society of Automation (ISA)
                  • International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)
                  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
                  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
                  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
                  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
                  • Other Industry-specific Codes, Standards, and Regulations
                  • Other International Codes, Standards, and Regulations