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Overview

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.


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Unique Features

  • 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

Curriculum

BS in Mechatronics General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

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.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

General Education Courses

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication 
3.00 
ECN 1200 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
3.00 
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
ITC 3620 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity 
3.00 

Engineering Education Courses

MTH 2100 - Calculus 1 
3.00 
MTH 2105 - Calculus 2 
3.00 
MTH 3300 - Applied Probability and Statistics 
3.00 
GET 1150 - Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design 
3.00 
GET 2100 - Computer Engineering Programming and Analysis 
3.00 
MET 3300 - Engineering Materials Science 
3.00 
PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
PHY 1201 - Lab for PHY 1200 
1.00 

Fundamental Mechatronics Courses

CET 2100 - Essentials of Computer Organization 
3.00 
CET 2200 - Data Structures and Algorithms 
3.00 
CET 3100 - Computer Networking and Communications Technology 
3.00 
EET 2005 - Circuits AC/DC 
3.00 
EET 2006 - Lab for EET 2005 
2.00 
EET 3100 - Electronics 1 
3.00 
EET 3101 - Lab for EET 3100 
2.00 
EET 3750 - Linear Systems 
3.00 
EET 3800 - Control Systems 
3.00 
MET 2100 - Mechanics 1: Statics 
3.00 
MET 2200 - Mechanics 2: Dynamics 
3.00 
MET 4100 - Mechanical Engineering Systems Design 
3.00 
EET 3200 - Electronics 2 
3.00 
EET 3201 - Lab for EET 3200 
2.00 

Advanced Mechatronics Courses

AVM 4100 - Mechatronics 
3.00 
CET 4210 - Robotics 
3.00 
EET 3300 - Digital Logic 
3.00 
MET 2000 - Engineering Computer-Aided Design and Tolerance Analysis 
3.00 
AVM 4150 - Automation 
3.00 
AVM 4250 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics 
3.00 

Capstone Project

GET 4840 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal 
2.00 
GET 4850 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution 
4.00 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours to reach a total of 120 semester hours.

Experiential Learning

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.

 

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Career Outcomes

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

  • Mechanical engineer 

  • Robotics engineer

  • Mechatronics engineer

  • Robot programmer

  • Automation engineer

  • Electrical engineer

  • Electromechanical technician

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Stephen Amato
Associate Teaching Professor
Krassimir Marchev
Professor of the Practice

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Financial Info

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