Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Mechatronics technician education is expanding rapidly in 2-year programs across the country. This paper and presentation will define multiple industry sectors' workforce needs for educated mechatronics technicians and the evolution of these programs from traditional technical programs in electronics, mechanical, electromechanical, automation and advanced manufacturing technology associate degrees to more integrated mechatronics programs. Emerging themes in these new programs include an emphasis on systems integration and systems thinking, the inclusion of fundamental fabrication technologies and emphasis on digital communications, cybersecurity, and tracking. Opportunities for graduates of these associate level programs to continue to 4-year engineering, applied engineering, and engineering technology programs will also be included.
Barger, M., & Gilbert, R. (2018, June), New Mechatronics Education Initiatives Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30839
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