Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation & Robotics Certificate

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Program Code: C40320L5

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation & Robotics Certificate

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Automation and Robotics Certificate program is designed to develop fundamental skills necessary to safely operate and maintain robotic and automated equipment. This certificate prepares students for employment opportunities in automated industries.

The courses required are listed below. Students should meet with their advisor to determine the order in which classes should be taken that best meets their schedule.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better: ATR, ELC

Courses in this program

Course Course Code Credit Hours Link to course details

This course introduces the basic principles of automated systems and describes the tasks that technicians perform on the job. Topics include the history, development, and current applications of robots and automated systems including their configuration, operation, components, and controls. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the basic concepts of automation and robotic systems.

This course covers the operation of advanced industrial robots. Topics include the classification of robots, activators, grippers, work envelopes, computer interfaces, overlapping work envelopes, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students should be able to install, program, and troubleshoot industrial robots.

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to nonelectrical/electronic majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment.

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to install PLCs and create simple programs.

Total Credit Hours Required:
16

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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