2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mechatronics Technology Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Teresa Keys Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116

Program Information

The Mechatronics Technology Minor is designed for students in applied technology and science fields the opportunity to learn more about the underlying theory and use of electronic devices and the configuration of electronic systems. The minor will provide technical knowledge for the growing number of persons interested in Precision Ag as electronic devices, sensors, and systems underlie the technology.  The Mechatronics Technology Minor is designed for Maker Movement technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who develop sophisticated devices and gadgets for sale or open-source distribution. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Mechatronics Technology Minor, students will be able to:

  • Understand theory and apply the concepts of voltage, current, resistance, power, and energy in circuits in lab assignments;
  • Demonstrate the proper use of electronic test instruments and troubleshoot devices and circuits using root cause analysis;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use software commands in the control of hardware/software used in electronic systems;
  • Apply knowledge of software and hardware systems used in industrial and electronics environments; and,
  • Collect data and information from experiments and other sources, critically analyze the information, and propose solutions suitable for the situation.

Course Delivery Format

The program provides coursework on the Brookings campus in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings.

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