Overview

The Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology (RAET) program is designed to prepare engineering technologists for employment in the field of advanced manufacturing.

Students master engineering fundamentals by taking courses in engineering design, manufacturing processes, computer programming, circuit theory, and digital electronics. Emphasis is also placed on the study of mathematics and physical science while English and social science courses broaden and improve the student’s communication skills.

A series of more advanced/specialized courses focus on the application and integration of new and existing technologies to both product design and product manufacture. Topics include robotics, machine vision, process automations, programmable logic controllers, motion control, and the use of computers for design and manufacture.

The degree of Associate in Science in Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Graduates will have the foundation necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree and to take advantage of opportunities for life-long learning and professional development.

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. At least three years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry) with minimum grades of “C”;
  2. It is strongly recommended that all engineering technology applicants have satisfactorily completed high school level courses in chemistry and physics.

Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology Degree

FIRST YEAR

Course NumberCourse TitleCLLABCR
Fall Semester
#ELET 101CElectric Circuits334
#ELET 115CDigital Fundamentals233
 ENGL 120CCommunications or
 ENGL 125CCommunication & the Literature of Science and Technology303
 MATH 124CCollege Algebra404
#MCET 105CEngineering Design^404
 18
Spring Semester
#CPET 107CIntroduction to Programming with C++233
#CPET 215CIntegrated Circuits & Interfacing*334
 ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
 MATH 140CPre Calculus404
#MFET 111CManufacturing and Materials Processing^334
 15-19

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
 MATH 205CCalculus I404
#MFET 210CLean Manufacturing **303
 PHYS 133CPhysics324
#RAET 205CPLC Programming233
#RAET 210CRobotics & Automation I334
 XX xxxCSocial Science Elective***303
 18-21
Spring Semester
 ELET 102CCircuit Analysis*334
#MFET 231CProduction Systems (offered Spring only)**303
 PHYS 135CPhysics II324
#RAET 220CRobotics & Automation II334
 XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective303
 11-18
TOTAL CREDITS69

# Indicates major field course.

^ All students taking the following courses will be charged the following materials fees: MFET 111C, $20; and MCET 105C, $10.

* Students must take either CPET 215C in the spring semester of their first year OR ELET 102C in the spring semester of their second year.

** Students must take either MFET 210 (offered in the second year Fall semester only) OR MFET 231C (offered in the second year Spring semester only).

*** Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI; PSYC 102C recommended.

CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR – Number of credit hours for the course

  • Department Chair

    Joseph Cunningham, MEd

    Industrial Design Technology,Manufacturing Engineering Technology,Mechanical Engineering Technology, Robotic and Automation Enginerring Technology
    Department Chair
    Little 121

55-60%

of students qualify for financial aid