The program of Licenciatura in Mechatronics Engineering at Fundacion Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) forms professionals who are highly proficient in the theoretical elements to design, develop and improve automated equipment in industry. Also, the program develop a solid knowledge to implement alternative technologies in production processes, services and in the use of computational tools for the design and improvement of mechatronic systems. The program is committed to the formation of effective communicators, team members and independent thinkers as well as with the formation of individuals who recognize universal values and the importance of life-long learning.
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives for the mechatronics engineering program focus mainly on preparing engineers capable of entering and developing successfully in the workplace or on pursuing graduate studies not only in Mexico but also in foreign companies and institutions in areas related to discipline. During the initial years of their careers, UDLAP’s Mechatronics Engineering graduates will:
PEO # 1: Have a successful career in Mechatronics Engineering by demonstrating technical proficiency in the theoretical and practical knowledge of the discipline.
PEO # 2: Have a successful career in Mechatronics Engineering and become effective communicators, team members, decision makers and leaders.
PEO # 3: Understand the global impact of the profession and recognize the social responsibility of Mechatronics Engineers.
PEO # 4: Recognize the relevance of life-long learning and commit to professional development.
A candidate for the UDLAP’s Mechatronics Engineering Program must have:
- Conviction to work for the common good and to strive for success.
- Openness in the discipline area of knowledge, culture and interpersonal relations.
- Vision to accomplish goals through learning.
- Have an interest and inclination to know and develop technology.
- Have an aptitude and inclination for physics and mathematics.
- Having penchant for experimentation.
- Predilection for handling information in various forms: manuals, books, electronic devices to store information and internet.
The Student Outcomes for the UDLAP’s Mechatronics Engineering Program are the following:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.