Mechatronics Engineering Technology

If you’re looking to prepare for a job that involves robots, automated machinery, computer technology, and manufacturing, now is a great time to start! Did you know that mechatronics is at the core of everything in our lives? From complex computer hardware systems, coffee makers, dishwashers, to the production of candy bars. The word mechatronics comes from the combination of the terms “mechanical” and “electronics”.

The Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Rowan-Cabarrus prepares students for jobs requiring electrical, mechanical, and computer skills necessary to work on complex systems found in advanced manufacturing environments. The program combines theory and hands on education. Students will learn not only why something works but to put that theory into practice.

In addition to the mechatronics degree and diploma, students have the opportunity to get the following certifications:

  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) in 3D CAD
  • FESTO Level 1 Industry 4.0 certification in:
    • Industry 4.0
    • AC Electricity
    • DC Electricity
    • Hydraulics
    • Pneumatics
  • 10 & 30-hour General Industry Safety Cards
Program Chair
Tony Bean

Tony Bean


North Campus

Mechatronics originated from advanced manufacturing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechatronics technicians have an average salary of $58,760 in the state of North Carolina as of May 2020.

Employment of mechatronics technicians is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028 in North Carolina.

Mechatronics Engineers work to automate the transfer of materials and goods, and the manufacturing process.