College of Professional Studies
Accelerate your career in the manufacturing industry and become an integral part of advanced scientific and manufacturing organizations by completing your Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics. In this one-of-a-kind, Boston-based program, you will develop skills in key engineering fields including mechanics, electronics, computer engineering, and robotics as well as an understanding of related manufacturing technologies and their integration in robotic and mechatronic devices and automation systems.
- Boston Location
- Classroom Format
- Fall, Spring, Summer Entry Terms
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With the modernization and automation of the manufacturing industry, the need for skilled manufacturing professionals is growing rapidly. According to a recent study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, the U.S. manufacturing labor force will have a shortage of 2.4 million skilled manufacturing professionals by 2028.
Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics program is offered at Northeastern’s Boston campus, making this program one of the only bachelor’s-level mechatronics programs in New England, a fast-growing manufacturing region in the U.S.
In this program you will gain an in-depth understanding of key engineering fields, including how to:
Design, develop, test, and integrate mechatronic systems for a broad range of applications in a variety of industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to medical equipment and high-speed manufacturing of consumer goods
Utilize manufacturing technology, software, and programming languages including AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Multisim, and more to automate and optimize manufacturing processes
Design and integrate a functional mechatronics device to demonstrate the understanding of a multidisciplinary knowledge base and skill set
Complete a self-assessment of professional and personal effectiveness competencies to craft a concrete plan for lifelong learning and continuous improvement as an engineering professional
With immediate access to Northeastern’s extensive network of manufacturing and engineering alumni, as well as experiential learning opportunities at market-leading manufacturing companies in the Boston area including GE Aviation, Brooks Automation, and Teradyne, you will have the unique opportunity to build industry connections in this high-growth, high-earnings, and leading-edge sector of the global economy.
You will also have access to Northeastern’s state-of-the-art labs, where you will learn cutting-edge manufacturing technology, processes, and software and learn from faculty with real-world industry expertise from companies such as Gillette, General Electric, United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, BAE, Stanley Black & Decker, Procter & Gamble, and Bose Corporation.
- One of the only bachelors-level mechatronics degree programs in New England
- You can participate in real-world, hands-on learning projects to ensure you get the experience that puts you in demand with employers
- You’ll learn from faculty experts who have extensive real-world experience and who will ensure you get the practical skills that will help you advance your career
BS in Mechatronics General Requirements
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
General Education Courses
Engineering Education Courses
Fundamental Mechatronics Courses
Advanced Mechatronics Courses
Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours to reach a total of 120 semester hours.
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
Job demand for advanced manufacturing is rapidly growing:
- In 2011, 53% of all manufacturing workers had at least some college education, up from 43% in 1994, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration.
- Of 1.9 million job postings in the manufacturing industry during 2015, 68% required or preferred candidates with a bachelor's degree, according to Burning Glass Technologies.
- According to a 2015 study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be created over the next decade.
Mechatronics and robotics graduates provide a solution for much of the manufacturing industry’s automation needs because of their multidisciplinary knowledge and experience. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to fill roles blending traditional mechanical and electrical engineering concepts with practical knowledge of software, motion control, sensors, and networking.
Potential careers for those with a BS in mechatronics include:
Engineering and architectural manager
The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.
- $1.6K Cost Per Course
- $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
- 45% % Receiving Aid