Department Chair: Dr. Chan Ham
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved KSU's Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering Degree in October of 2006. Fall 2007 was the first incoming freshman class.
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics was the first refereed journal published in the United States focused on Mechatronics. In the first issue (March 1996), mechatronics was defined as: "The synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacturing of industrial products and processes." Ten specific topics were identified under the general category of mechatronics:
- Modeling and Design
- Motion Control
- System Integration
- Vibration and Noise Control
- Actuators and Sensors
- Micro Devices & Optoelectronic Systems
- Intelligent Control
- Automotive Systems
Mechatronic systems can be a complete product or a sub-
Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s mechatronics engineering is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that includes a blend of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. Mechatronics is a combination of ‘mechanical’ and ‘electronics’ and reflects the basic nature of this field, to integrate electrical and mechanical systems. Mechatronics is a design process to create more function and adaptable products. With nearly a 100% employment rate for mechatronics engineering graduates and an average entry-level salary of $64,000 (recruiter.com), Kennesaw State University SPCEET’s mechatronics graduates enter a steadily growing job environment with unique hands-on experience.
Graduates of mechatronics engineering at SPCEET can select from a wide spectrum of industries for career choices and can contribute in a variety of roles including design engineer, software engineer, project planner, product designer, and project manager.
The mission of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Kennesaw State University is to develop programs of academic excellence - where a focus on applied engineering prepares students for direct insertion in the workforce or the pursuit of advanced degree programs.