Mechatronic systems engineers use precision mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as math and computer science, to design the enhanced products, systems, and manufacturing processes demanded by today’s marketplace. Using advanced scientific and engineering knowledge, mechatronic systems engineers combine mechanical, electric, and electronic subsystems to create single controllable systems.

The automobile today contains over 100 computers – and is just one of the many modern machines, from clothes dryers and dishwashers to auto-focus cameras and ATMs, that relies on mechatronic systems. Mechatronic systems engineers also play an indispensable role in industrial robotics and the development of autonomous (unmanned) vehicles, which can function as everything from space probes to mobile military reconnaissance units.

The mechatronic systems engineering program at Lawrence Technological University has been an outstanding experience. The entire program focuses on the synergy among mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. The balance between classroom theory and real-world experience has been conveyed through professors from the industry, guest lecturers, and plenty of lab time. This program is very thought out and well worth the investment.

Eric Brines, mechatronic systems engineering student and project engineer, Lear Corporation

ms mechatronic systemsLawrence Technological University's Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering is one of just a few graduate programs in the United States, and provides the advanced skills students need to succeed in the rapidly changing world of engineering. Whether you are just beginning your career or are an experienced practicing professional, the Mechatronic Systems Engineering program at Lawrence Tech can prepare you for an exciting future in a variety of technical and research fields.

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Designed for busy students, all classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings. In keeping with the University’s motto of theory and practice, you will participate in real-world projects throughout your studies. The Mechatronic Systems Laboratory, equipped with high-tech sensors and actuators, hydraulic and pneumatic test stands with different types of controllers, and computer software, as well as the unique 4 x 4 vehicle chassis dynamometer, expose students to the theory and principles of Mechatronic Systems Engineering through hands-on applications and professional advanced training for industry. You will have the opportunity to participate in international research collaboration efforts with universities and professional societies, as well as applied research projects with industry and research organizations.

During the course of study, students are expected to:

  1. Learn and apply mechatronic engineering principles and theories.
  2. Develop analytical and problem solving skills for mechatronic systems.
  3. Evaluate technical mechatronic engineering publications.
  4. Effectively communicate technical information.
  5. Understand the importance of lifelong learning and the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.

Your 31 credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses 22
MRE 5183 Mechatronic Systems I
MRE 6183 Mechatronic Systems II
MRE 5323 Modern Control Systems
EEE 5534 Digital Control Systems
EME 5253 Engineering Analysis I
EME 5333 Advanced Dynamics
EME 5213 Mechanical Vibrations
Thesis or Electives (select three) 9
EME 6913 Master's Thesis
MRE 5143 Aerospace Systems Engineering
MRE 5813 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
MRE 6123 Mechanical Design of Mechatronic Systems and Robotics
MRE 6153 Optimization in Mechatronic Systems
MRE 6283 Autonomous Wheel Power Management Systems
MRE 6293 Tires / Structure Mechatronics I
EME 6623 Automotive Control Systems I
EEE 5274 Digital Image Processing
EEE 5654 Digital Signal Processing
MCS 5563 Intelligent Control
MCS 5503 Intelligent Systems
Total 31
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Curriculum Flowchart

Admission to the Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering program requires:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or equivalent degree from an accredited (or equivalent) university (minimum GPA of 3.0);
  3. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. A resume, including professional experiences and extracurricular activities.
  6. A statement of purpose that includes personal and professional achievements or goals.

Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for provisional admission by the Graduate Admissions Committee, provided they demonstrate an exceptionally high aptitude and promise for doing graduate work in this area and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. Applicants may be required to take the GRE examination and pass the TOEFL examination.

Additionally, the academic background of candidates will be evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee as part of the admissions process. Students found deficient in a particular subject area are required to enroll in pre-core crossover courses before being allowed to enroll in some of the core program courses. No graduate credit will be granted for these courses.

Complete information on the Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering program is available from the program director:
James Mynderse
Engineering Building, E43

Complete information on admissions, financial aid, and university housing is available from the Office of Admissions: