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 all classes.

For specific course requirements, electives and policy,
please view the Villanova University Undergraduate Catalog.


A sampling of courses offered for this minor

  • Statics
  • Dynamic Systems
  • System Models & Control
  • Electrical Circuit Fundamental
  • Embedded Systems
  • Fund of Computer Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Advanced System Modeling
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Robotics:Analysis & Control
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Digital Control
  • Microcontrollers & Applications
  • Intro to Power Electronics
  • Introduction to Electric Drives

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.