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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Concentration, BS

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About the Program

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 automation and systems integration engineering technology, you will address what is needed to move product concepts into efficient, automated production. The curriculum focuses on the entire design and manufacturing process; you’ll understand how each team member benefits the system.

Special Features

  • Learn in a hands-on environment with a 1,400-square-foot, fully functional, automated manufacturing laboratory
  • Focus on applying and implementing technology, in a hands-on approach, to solve real-world problems.
  • Explore a wide range of career options in product improvement, industrial processes, or plant operations
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

ATTN: MFET students enrolled before Fall 2014

Current manufacturing engineering technology (MFET) students can use the same resources listed on this page. MFET plans of study remain active for those students already enrolled at Purdue.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Mechatronics Concentration   is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120-cr for graduation
“D-” or better required in all major courses

Departmental/Program Major Courses (120 credits)

MFET Selectives - (10 credits)

  • Mechatronics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 4.00

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (78 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Sciences
  • Human Cultures: Humanities
  • Information Literacy
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society
  • Written Communication

Program Requirements

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Fall 1st Year

13 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

14 Credits

17 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Technical Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities/Social Science Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • English/Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


*Fulfills University core.

  1. 120 semester credits and a 2.0 Graduation GPA are required for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  2. Students must earn a “D-” or better in all courses.
  3. Courses at Purdue University may only be attempted a maximum of three (3) times, including W, WF, I, IF and all graded attempts.
  4. 32 credit hours of 300-level or higher courses must be completed at Purdue University.

Degree Requirements

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

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

MFET Supplemental Information-Automation and Systems Integration Concentration

All prerequisites must be met.

Mechatronics Selective

Behavioral/Social Science Foundational Selective

see http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Humanities/SS Elective

A course in Psychology, Sociology, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Anthropology, Economics, or a foreign language. Art history, art appreciation, music appreciation or theater appreciation are acceptable.

Free Elective

Any non-remedial course

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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