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Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, B.S.

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering integrates mechanical, electrical and computer engineering in the design of products and manufacturing processes. Mechatronics and robotics engineering revolves around the design, construction and operation of automated and robotics systems, which result from the integration of software and hardware. As automation and autonomous machines become increasingly important in our society, so does the need for professionals who are proficient in this discipline. As such, mechatronic and robotics engineers are needed in a wide range of fields including manufacturing, construction, aerospace and telecommunications.

Why Choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will be well-skilled in the hands-on application of robotics technology, which is prevalent in a wide range of industries.
  • You will learn to work effectively in collaborative environments and are prepared to step into leadership roles.
  • Northeast Indiana, Indiana Tech’s home, has a growing need for mechatronics professionals, according a 2021 university study. Of 19 regional employers surveyed for the study, 84 percent anticipate hiring between one and 15 mechatronics professionals over the next five years, while 11 percent will hire between 15 and 50.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Career Outlook

A B.S. in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook

Below are potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. BLS.gov statistics for national average annual salaries and projected job growth are included when available. Note: Salaries can vary based on one’s home market and prior experience. Some career opportunities listed may require additional education or certification. For clarification, consult your academic advisor.

  • Industrial engineer $88,950/year

Job outlook through 2030: 14 percent increase

  • Electrical/electronic engineering technologist/technician $67,550/year

Job outlook through 2030: 2 percent increase

  • Electro-mechanical/mechatronic technologist/technician $59,800/year
  • Industrial machinery mechanic/machinery maintenance workers $54,920/year

Job outlook through 2030: 19 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • General Motors
  • Navistar

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • General Motors
  • NASA
  • Shambaugh & Sons
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Fort Wayne Metals

Dr. Naga Aditya Musunuri

Program Lead

Dr. Musunuri has over six years of teaching experience in the field of mechanical engineering and his research interests are optical measurement techniques and flow visualization techniques in the area of fluid dynamics. He is the advisor for the university’s ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) chapter, and a member of the Central Indiana Section (CIS-ASME), the scientific research honor society, Sigma XI, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

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