Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering
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.
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.
Admission to Lawrence Tech's MS in Mechatronic Systems Engineering program is competitive. Applicants must:
- Hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering, or an equivalent degree from an ABETaccredited college or university. Individuals with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Computer Science, or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university, and three to five years of experience working in mechatronic systems engineering, also may apply.
- Have a minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0.
- Provide three letters of recommendation, including one from a corporate supervisor (candidates who completed their undergraduate program within the last three years should submit a letter from a professor in their major field).
- Provide official transcripts of all completed college work.
- Submit a completed graduate application form.For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about the Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering program, call 248.204.2577. The program requires 30 credit hours, 10 three-credit courses to earn the MSMSE. This is an evening program starting around 5:45pm. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.
Dr. Chris Riedel, Director
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"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