Mechatronics Minor Venn Diagram demonstrating cross engineering disciplines

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering of both electrical and mechanical systems, and also includes a combination of robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.

The minor requires the successful completion of 10 classes, 8 of which are required and 2 of which are elective courses.

Required Courses Eight (8) - (20-21 credits)

  OR ECE 2290 - Engr System Models & Control

Either ECE 2430 - Embedded systems I AND ECE 2431 - Embedded Systems I Lab
 OR    ECE 2042 - Fund of Computer Eng I AND ECE 2043 - Fund of Computer Eng I Lab


One ME elective from the following list: (3 credits)


One ECE elective from the following list: (3 credits)


Building EOD Robots to Benefit International Communities

Villanova Engineers Build EOD Robot to Benefit International Communities

Since 2013, under the leadership of Dr. Garrett Clayton, dozens of Villanova Engineering students have worked with the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation to build a low-cost humanitarian explosive ordnance disposal robot capable of operating in low-income countries, like Cambodia.

For more information, please contact Dr. Garrett Clayton.


Engineering Service Learning

Villanova Engineers are inspired to solve problems, think creatively, work collaboratively and innovate in every field.