Summary

The mechatronics systems engineering program at Lawrence Technological University has been an outstanding experience. The entire program focuses on the synergy among mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. The balance between classroom theory and real-world experience has been conveyed through professors from the industry, guest lecturers, and plenty of lab time. This program is very thought out and well worth the investment.”Eric Brines, mechatronics systems engineering student and project engineer, Lear Corporation

Mechatronic systems engineers use precision mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as math and computer science, to design the enhanced products, systems, and manufacturing processes demanded by today’s marketplace. Using advanced scientific and engineering knowledge, mechatronic systems engineers combine mechanical, electric, and electronic subsystems to create single controllable systems.

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The automobile today contains over 100 computers – and is just one of the many modern machines, from clothes dryers and dishwashers to auto-focus cameras and ATMs, that relies on mechatronic systems. Mechatronic systems engineers also play an indispensable role in industrial robotics and the development of autonomous (unmanned) vehicles, which can function as everything from space probes to mobile military reconnaissance units.

Why Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Lawrence Tech?

ms-mechatronic-systems-engi.jpgLawrence Technological University's Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering is one of just a few graduate programs in the United States, and provides the advanced skills students need to succeed in the rapidly changing world of engineering. Whether you are just beginning your career or are an experienced practicing professional, the mechatronic systems engineering program at Lawrence Tech can prepare you for an exciting future in a variety of technical and research fields.

Designed for busy students, all classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings. In keeping with the University’s motto of theory and practice, you will participate in real-world projects throughout your studies. The Mechatronic Systems Laboratory, equipped with high-tech sensors and actuators, hydraulic and pneumatic test stands with different types of controllers, and computer software, as well as the unique 4 x 4 vehicle chassis dynamometer, expose students to the theory and principles of mechatronic systems engineering through hands-on applications and professional advanced training for industry. You will have the opportunity to participate in international research collaboration efforts with universities and professional societies, as well as applied research projects with industry and research organizations.

Lawrence Tech’s MS in Mechatronic Systems Engineering consists of 31 credit hours – eight core courses and either a thesis or two elective courses – covering all aspects of the synergistic design of mechatronic systems.

Program Objectives

During the course of study, students are expected to:

  1. Learn and apply mechatronic engineering principles and theories.
  2. Develop analytical and problem solving skills for mechatronic systems.
  3. Evaluate technical mechatronics engineering publications.
  4. Effectively communicate technical information.
  5. Understand the importance of lifelong learning and the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.

Curriculum

Your 31-credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses 25
MSE 5183    Mechatronic Systems I  
MSE 6183    Mechatronic Systems II
EME 5323    Modern Control Systems
EEE 5534    Digital Control Systems
MSE 6313    Advanced Control Systems
EME 5253    Engineering Analysis I
EME 5333    Advanced Dynamics
EME 5213    Mechanical Vibrations
Thesis or Electives (select two)
6
EME 6913    Master's Thesis
MSE 5143    Aerospace Systems Engineering
MSE 6123    Mechanical Design of Mechatronic Systems and Robotics
MSE 6153    Optimization in Mechatronic Systems
MSE 6273    Mechatronic Manufacturing Systems
MSE 6283    Autonomous Wheel Power Management Systems
MSE 6293    Intelligent Tires and Structures
EME 6623    Automotive Control Systems
EEE 5294    Advanced Microprocessors
EEE 5653    Digital Signal Processing
MCS 5563    Intelligent Control
  MCS 5503    Intelligent Systems
Total 31

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Course Descriptions

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Mechatronics Systems Engineering program requires:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited college or university;
    or
    A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university, and 3–5 years of experience in the mechatronics field;
  3. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (B average);
  4. Official transcripts of all college work completed;
  5. Three letters of recommendation, including one from your employer documenting your professional experience and one from a professor if you graduated within the last three years;
  6. A résumé that includes work experiences and extracurricular activities.
  7. A statement of purpose that includes personal and professional achievements or goals.

Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for conditional or provisional admission by the Engineering Graduate Admissions Committee, provided they demonstrate an exceptionally high aptitude and promise for doing graduate work in this area and hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Applicants may be required to take the GRE examination and pass the TOEFL examination. Conditional or provisional students will be granted regular status after maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA in three consecutive graduate-level courses.

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Complete information on the Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering program is available from the program director:
James Mynderse
Engineering Building, E43
248.204.2577
jmynderse@ltu.edu

Complete information on admissions, financial aid, and university housing is available from the Office of Admissionsadmissions@ltu.edu, or 800.225.5588.