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Overview

With the modernization and automation of the manufacturing industry, the need for skilled manufacturing professionals is growing rapidly. According to a recent study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, the U.S. manufacturing labor force will have a shortage of 2.4 million skilled manufacturing professionals by 2028

Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics program is offered at Northeastern’s Boston campus, making this program one of the only bachelor’s-level mechatronics programs in New England, a fast-growing manufacturing region in the U.S.  

In this program you will gain an in-depth understanding of key engineering fields, including how to:

  • Design, develop, test, and integrate mechatronic systems for a broad range of applications in a variety of industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to medical equipment and high-speed manufacturing of consumer goods

  • Utilize manufacturing technology, software, and programming languages including AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Multisim, and more to automate and optimize manufacturing processes

  • Design and integrate a functional mechatronics device to demonstrate the understanding of a multidisciplinary knowledge base and skill-set

  • Complete a self-assessment of professional and personal effectiveness competencies to craft a concrete plan for lifelong learning and continuous improvement as an engineering professional

With immediate access to Northeastern’s extensive network of manufacturing and engineering alumni, as well as experiential learning opportunities at market-leading manufacturing companies in the Boston area including GE Aviation, Brooks Automation, and Teradyne, you will have the unique opportunity to build industry connections in this high-growth, high-earnings, and leading-edge sector of the global economy.

You will also have access to Northeastern’s state-of-the-art labs, where you will learn cutting-edge manufacturing technology, processes, and software and learn from faculty with real-world industry expertise from companies such as Gillette, General Electric, United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, BAE, Stanley Black & Decker, Procter & Gamble, and Bose Corporation.


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Unique Features

  • One of the only bachelors-level mechatronics degree programs in New England
  • You can participate in real-world, hands-on learning projects to ensure you get the experience that puts you in demand with employers
  • You’ll learn from faculty experts who have extensive real-world experience and who will ensure you get the practical skills that will help you advance your career

Curriculum


For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills. 

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Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Career Outcomes

Job demand for advanced manufacturing is rapidly growing:

  • In 2011, 53% of all manufacturing workers had at least some college education, up from 43% in 1994, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration.
  • Of 1.9 million job postings in the manufacturing industry during 2015, 68% required or preferred candidates with a bachelor's degree, according to Burning Glass Technologies.
  • According to a 2015 study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be created over the next decade.

Mechatronics and robotics graduates provide a solution for much of the manufacturing industry’s automation needs because of their multidisciplinary knowledge and experience. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to fill roles blending traditional mechanical and electrical engineering concepts with practical knowledge of software, motion control, sensors, and networking.

Potential careers for those with a BS in mechatronics include:

  • Engineering and architectural manager

  • Mechanical engineer 

  • Robotics engineer

  • Mechatronics engineer

  • Robot programmer

  • Automation engineer

  • Electrical engineer

  • Electromechanical technician

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Stephen Amato
Teaching Professor

Admissions

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

Starting Fall 2023, active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250 per semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs through the College of Professional Studies. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military-affiliated students. To learn more, visit our Fund Your Education page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid