Robotics and Mechatronics

two Detroit Mercy working on robot for competition
3 semesters of paid coop
$99,070 media pay for electrical engineers in 2018
100% job placement for program graduates

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More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. There are many scholarships available to current Detroit Mercy students. Find a partial listing of both internal and external scholarships generally available for engineering and science students. Also check out the FIRST Robotics Scholarship.

Hands-on projects that create a better world

Developing products for clients, from freshman to senior year, helps Detroit Mercy's engineering students prepare for careers in innovative fields.

Other project examples include:

  • Quadcopters design and construction.
  • Robot system design: autonomous cars, mobile off-road robots.
  • Machine learning-based driver assistance.
  • Computer vision for automatic lane-keeping and cruise control.
  • Participation in the annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC).

Regarding the assistive technology / wheelchair project:
"Being able to see my design come to life made engineering more 'real.'"

—Molly Laird

You will be career ready

Detroit Mercy students in this program have received graduate acceptance at Duke, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern among many other highly ranked Universities.

Our alumni work at Raytheon, Boeing, Lockeed Martin, Apple, Nvidia, Ford, GM Toyota, DENSO, Fiat-Chrysler, General Dynamics, Tardec and more.

Imagine your possibilities


3 students around robot device and computer

Robots are the most commonly recognized mechatronic systems. Companies and organizations throughout the world use robots in a variety of applications ranging from manufacturing and automation to healthcare applications such as performing sophisticated surgery.

Defense Applications

a military drone

Your future might include working for the defense industry in developing unmanned flying objects, remote operated rescue robots, or an application of sensors to help unmanned driving of military ground vehicles.

Mechatronic Systems

3 students at autonomous car project

Mechatronic systems are everywhere. Today’s automobile mechatronic system features include cruise control, antilock braking, sensors to detect objects during reversing and engine control to name a few. Automotive industry leaders agree that the next generation of automobiles will take advantage of interdisciplinary engineering. Today, cutting edge development rules the world of hybrid and electric-hybrid vehicles.

Assistive Technology

student showing client hand-gripping device he invented

Detroit Mercy remains a leader in assistive technology for disabled veterans and individuals. Students develop prosthetics and other devices that improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities and represents a thriving area for mechatronic and robotic applications. Learn more about how you could create a better world.

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    ABET logoRobotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering with a Concentration in Electrical Engineering (RMSEw/EE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,