Courses of Study through eCornell 2022-2023 
    May 18, 2024  
Courses of Study through eCornell 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechatronics Certificate

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From smart home devices to drones, robots, and autonomous cars, we are surrounded by electronic devices that are increasingly ingrained into our daily lives. Mechatronics is a rapidly growing field that encompasses the inner workings of these devices.


In this certificate program, you will prototype your own device, applying best practices at every step in the process from design to pitching, assembly, and reporting. Leading experts from Cornell’s College of Engineering will guide you through both the theoretical basis for the concepts and the technical skills, including circuit construction, microcontroller programming, the application of sensors and actuators, and the use of professional-grade test equipment. Equipped with a kit of electrical components, you will dive into the building blocks of various mechatronic systems. You will discover how to program a microcontroller in C then program and control sensors and actuators to build circuits that interact with the physical world. By the final course, you will have gained a strong foundation for your capstone project: prototyping a design from start to finish. 


This program requires the purchase of a kit of electronic components and microcontrollers. To be successful in these courses, you should have some programming experience (any language) and familiarity with basic circuit theory (at the level of a high school or introductory college physics course).    


The courses in this certificate program are required to be completed in the order that they appear.