Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Our master’s degree in mechatronics equips you to develop the next generation of technology.

The Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering equips you with specialized skills that are in growing demand. Oakland University’s mechatronics master’s degree puts you at the forefront of this interdisciplinary field, which demands proficiency in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. You’ll get an applied education in mechatronics, working with faculty experts on campus and engineering pros in Southeast Michigan’s industrial complex. Evening classes enable you to work full-time while you earn the mechatronics degree. You’ll graduate with first-rate training and outstanding qualifications for a career in mechatronics engineering.

The Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering equips you with specialized skills that are in growing demand. Oakland University’s mechatronics master’s degree puts you at the forefront of this interdisciplinary field, which demands proficiency in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. You’ll get an applied education in mechatronics, working with faculty experts on campus and engineering pros in Southeast Michigan’s industrial complex. Evening classes enable you to work full-time while you earn the mechatronics degree. You’ll graduate with first-rate training and outstanding qualifications for a career in mechatronics engineering.

Master’s Degree in Mechatronics: The Oakland University Advantage

Because we’re located in Southeast Michigan, Oakland University’s mechatronics program offers unique access to industry leaders, on campus and off. You’ll have opportunities to learn from and build relationships with mechatronics pioneers in autonomous vehicles, robotics, manufacturing, biomedical technology and other sectors. Few programs nationwide provide comparable connections to the people and organizations who are driving innovation in mechatronics technology.

Other key benefits of our mechatronics master’s degree include:

  • Practical, hands-on training. You’ll acquire marketable skills and address real-world challenges in automotive mechatronics, robotics, control systems, embedded systems and other mechatronics subdisciplines. The combination of academic instruction and first-hand experience helps you stand out in the job market and contribute immediately in the workplace. 
  • Cutting-edge facilities. Oakland’s School of Engineering and Computer Science maintains more than a dozen world-class labs where you can work with the same tools and technologies you’ll use in your mechatronics career. The Automotive Mechatronics Laboratory, Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation, Intelligent Ground Vehicle Laboratory and OU/Chrysler Controls and Robotics Laboratory are of particular interest to mechatronics graduate students.
  • Superior faculty. You’ll learn from active researchers and industry veterans who are developing new uses and capacities for mechatronics technology. Oakland’s mechatronics faculty include high-profile investigators in guidance systems, power-train control, vehicle dynamics and kinematics, signal conditioning, embedded control and other emerging areas of mechatronics.
  • Tight-knit community. With small classes and attentive professors, our mechatronics program promotes strong one-on-one relationships between students and faculty. We have a collaborative environment in which students offer mutual support and contribute to each other’s success.
  • Flexibility and convenience. We designed our mechatronics degree for working professionals who need to balance graduate school with job responsibilities. Courses are scheduled for evenings and Saturdays, with online options in some cases.

What Can You Do With a Mechatronics Master’s Degree?

Mechatronics engineering jobs are concentrated in fast-growing industries such as robotics, autonomous vehicles, and health care technology. At the same time, applications for mechatronics technology are expanding rapidly in both industrial goods and consumer products.

These trends point to a positive outlook for careers in mechatronics engineering. A master’s degree in mechatronics qualifies you for jobs in growing sectors such as:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Automated manufacturing
  • Self-driving vehicles
  • Consumer electronics
  • Machine tools
  • Defense technology
  • Aerospace
  • Biomedical technology

Master’s Degree in Mechatronics: What You’ll Learn

Oakland University’s mechatronics master’s degree requires 32 credits, beginning with required courses in instrumentation and automotive mechatronics. You’ll also take electives in at least two engineering disciplines (computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and systems / control engineering), with the option to complete a master’s thesis based on original research.

While elective course selection is very broad, our mechatronics curriculum is particularly strong in:

  • Automotive mechatronics
  • Embedded systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • MEMS (microelectromechanical systems)
  • Mechanical design

Master’s Degree in Mechatronics Program Resources

Programs Related to the Master’s Degree in Mechatronics

Not sure if the mechatronics degree is right for you ? Check out these other graduate programs at Oakland, and contact our admissions team to discuss your options.

  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MS in Embedded Systems
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering

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