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  Nov 22, 2017
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Mechatronics Systems Engineering Technology: Design Engineering Technology Specialization, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science

Purpose: Based on the Mechatronics technology parent program, this specialization provides graduates with advanced mechanical and hands-on practice in a wide range of subjects, including mechanical systems and devices, computer-aided-design and drafting (CAD), concepts and practices in mechanical and electrical processes, and trouble shooting in an industrial or manufacturing setting. The Design Engineering Technology specialization focuses on mechanical design, analysis and test courses in place of the Mechatronics courses covering advanced electronics and manufacturing.

Program Objectives: Entry-level or advanced opportunities at mechanical design, automated manufacturing, and computer-aided industrial sites. Positions include mechanical maintenance, quality, computer, process, and manufacturing technicians. Other job titles may include CAD, engineering, or industrial technician. 

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 MTE 2 MTE 3 MTE 4 MTE 5  and MTE 6  will be required to take developmental courses. 

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.


Although this program is not designed for transfer, agreements with specific institutions may exist. Contact the Mechatronics program head as listed on program webpage.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 66

The two credit SDV 108 will satisfy both the SDV 100 and SDV 101 requirements. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite. 


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