The field of robotics has been constantly growing for the last several decades. With industries struggling to keep costs down by implementing more automation, there is a strong desire to hire students with a background in robotics. The minor is designed to prepare students for professional engineering careers that require specialized training in robotics or for graduate studies in robotics. You will take specialized courses covering the topics of computer programming, electrical science, digital circuits, mechatronics, and engineering mechanics. You will also develop specialized electrical engineering lab skills. While the minor is open to any student at Trine, those enrolled in the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering programs will require no additional prerequisite courses and will be able to complete both their major and minor in the standard 132 credit hour curriculum.
This program is available to any student at Trine University. Those interested in the minor should contact Dr. Pavan Karra of the Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
CS 1113 Object Oriented Programming in Java
ES 213 Statics
ES 223 Dynamics
ES 243 Solid Mechanics
ES 253 Electrical Science (or ECE 213 Circuit Analysis)
ECE 112 Prototyping and Projects
ECE 263 Digital Systems I
ECE 261 Digital Systems I Lab
ECE 273 Microcontrollers
ECE 271 Microcontrollers Lab
MAE 363 Mechatronics
Total Minor Program: 28 credit hours
For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.