2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Mar 25, 2023  
2021-22 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 Systems Engineering 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.

AAS degrees prepare students for direct employment upon completion of the degree. However, many programs may also transfer to four-year institutions. Students interested in transferring should verify program requirements with specific four-year institutions and with the program head for Mechatronics.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 68

SDV 108  will satisfy the SDV 101 requirement. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

2 Students planning to transfer should consider taking a higher-level MTH course to satisfy this requirement.  Please see your faculty or program advisor for additional information. MTH 167*  is a 5-credit course. MTH 263*  is a 4-credit course.

* This course has a requisite. 


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