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2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

Mechatronics Engineering Technology, BS


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About the Program


The Mechatronics Engineering Technology major is part of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.  The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

This is one of three majors offered for students who seek to contribute at the interface between manufacturing, electrical, mechanical, and computing areas in primarily industrial environments. When you major in mechatronics engineering technology, you will focus on the development of the electromechanical products that are ubiquitous in modern life, dealing with interconnections that allow electronic control of mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Website

School of Engineering Technology Major Change (CODO) Requirements    

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (54 credits)


Electives (4 credits)


Any non-remedial course

Grade Requirements


  • Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.

GPA Requirements


  • A 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Course Requirements and Notes


  • Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.

Non-course / Non-credit Requirements


  • Complete a Professional Requirement.
  • Complete an Intercultural Requirement.

Pass/No Pass Policy


  • MFET majors do not allow P/NP grading for any classes that are used to meet degree requirements, all degree requirements must be taken for a grade. Electives may be taken P/NP

Transfer Credit Policy


Transfer credit from other institutions, including courses taken as dual or concurrent credit in high school, and credit from testing such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate that are an exact match for Purdue courses, may be applied to degree requirements.
For undistributed credit to be applied to degree requirements, the course or courses will need to be evaluated by the Curriculum Committee for approval. Additional approvals will be required for courses to meet University Core Curriculum requirements. In both cases approval is not automatic.

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC) 

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Additional Information


  • + denotes Cornerstone Certificate course option.

Sample 4-Year Plan


16 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


13 Credits


Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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