Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Concentration: Mechatronics (BSEE)

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Mechatronics Concentration Overview

Electricity powers our lives, and anything with an electrical component was designed by electrical engineers. Through the application of physics, math and programming, electrical engineers develop systems that control, monitor and communicate with everything around us.

Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in mechatronics focuses on mechatronics, which combines robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control and product engineering.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

At PNW, you have the opportunity to earn baccalaureate and master’s engineering degrees within five years.

In addition to extensive technical training, you’ll learn project management and written and oral communication skills essential for engineering.

Our vibrant community is home to several active engineering student organizations and our students compete in national innovation competitions.

Mechatronics Concentration Curriculum

As a mechatronics student, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Engineering and Sciences core courses and electrical engineering courses. You’ll combine advanced mathematics and electrical theory and hands-on lab experience in all aspects of the discipline, including circuitry, mechanics, programming and thermodynamics.

Learn the fundamentals in calculus and physics courses while exploring the foundational engineering concepts.

Mechatronics Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ENGR 186000 – First Year Seminar for Engineers
  • ENGR 19000 – Elementary Engineering Design
  • MA 16300 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry I

Discover electrical engineering concepts such as circuit analysis, digital logic design, analog/digital electronics and integrated circuits.

Mechatronics Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ECE 20100 – Linear Circuit Analysis I
  • ECE 27500 – Analog and Digital Electronics
  • ECE 27001 – Introduction to Digital System Design

Engage in advanced math, technical writing and project management.

Mechatronics Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • MA 26500 – Linear Algebra
  • ENGL 30700 – Written and Oral Communication for Engineers
  • ECE 31200 – Engineering Economics and Project Management

Focus on your concentration in mechatronics while the program culminates in a two-semester, team-based capstone senior design project.

Mechatronics Concentration Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • ECE 42600 – Electric Drives
  • ECE 42900 – Senior Engineering Design
  • IECE 43900 – Senior Engineering Design II

Mechatronics Concentration Highlights

The engineering programs at PNW are ranked highly among comprehensive universities by US News and World Report.

Class sizes are small, labs are state-of-the-art and all faculty members have Ph.D. degrees in their areas of instruction.

PNW Lion Statue with a brick wall in the background Two students pose in commencement regalia in front of the Nils Building

Mechatronics Concentration Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Use skills and tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze data
  • Design systems or processes within realistic constraints
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Understand the impact of engineering in economic, environmental and societal contexts

Mechatronics Concentration Career Paths

A degree in electrical engineering opens up a world of opportunities in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Scientific research and development
  • Electrical component manufacturing
  • Power generation, distribution and transmission

Mechatronics Concentration Beyond the Classroom

We know that learning happens everywhere, so we encourage you to supplement your studies in organizations such as:

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Mechatronics Concentration Employers

Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:

  • BP
  • ArcelorMittal

Mechatronics Concentration Scholarships

Funding opportunities available to Electrical Engineering students include:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Merit Scholarships
  • College of Engineering, Math and Science Scholarship
  • Presnak Engineering Scholarship
  • Women in Engineering Scholarship

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Mechatronics Concentration Accreditation

Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Criteria.

Mechatronics Concentration Licensure

As an ABET-accredited engineering program, PNW’s program for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering fulfills the educational requirements for PE licensure in Indiana and all states of the US.

Andrew Miloshoff

What I like most about Purdue Northwest was the smaller class sizes, hands-on learning and the professors who are willing to take time out of their day to engage in one-on-one time with students.

Andrew Miloshoff, ’20, Electrical Engineering

Professors are willing to take their time to talk with their students – clarifying any doubts, helping with course material and guiding us to become good professionals

Dayana Villacres
Electrical Engineering, Guaranda, Ecuador

Throughout my college career here, I had the opportunity to apply the engineering skills I learned in class to several different hands-on projects. Using my connections at PNW, I was able to secure a full-time job after graduation.

Kyle Greene
Electrical Engineering, Dyer

I chose PNW because of its renowned Purdue system and student-to-faculty ratio. Instructors have PhDs and give us endless support. I built a motor controller as my senior year project for an electric vehicle as part of the IEEE PNW organization

Temirlan Razak
Electrical Engineering, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Meet the Faculty

Nasser Houshangi

Nasser Houshangi, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Nasser Houshangi is a faculty member in the department of electrical and computer engineering.

Two students work on a formula SAE car outside of the PNW Design Studio

Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a Concentration in Mechatronics at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s mechatronics concentration teaches students the basics of physics, math and programming to develop crucial problem-solving skills in the areas of computers, microprocessors, communication systems and more.

To see how a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in mechatronics from PNW opens doors, from private companies to engineering leadership, take the next step today!

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