Adapting to the growing need for trained engineering technologists within the high speed packaging industry is the emphasis of a redirected Purdue University Calumet bachelor’s degree program in Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
The program, offered through Purdue Calumet’s School of Technology, combines mechanical design, manufacturing, and electrical control within a foundational context of packaging machinery. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved the name change of a degree program previously called Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
“This program prepares students for jobs as machine designers, packaging engineers, automation specialists and service technicians among others in the stable, exciting field of high speed packaging,” Purdue Calumet Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology James Higley said. “Students will gain a broad electrical and mechanical background in preparation for outstanding careers designing, installing and troubleshooting the complex equipment that produces and packages items consumers purchase daily.”
Source: Purdue University