Petroleum technology – measurement and mechatronics technician
Make your degree in petroleum technology even more valuable with a major in measurement and mechatronics technician.
Mechatronics, originally a combination of mechanics and electronics, has evolved into a technically multidisciplinary field that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. As technology advances, the subfields of engineering multiply and adapt and mechatronics aims to unify them.
A mechatronics engineer unites the principles of mechanics, electronics, and computing to generate a simpler, more economical and reliable system.
With this major, you’ll take courses covering a wide range of technology associated with the petroleum industry, including gas compression and flow, electrical circuits, corrosion, measurement, production, PLCs, instrumentation, AutoCAD, hazardous waste training and more. The major includes a 10-week summer intensive.
Your pathway to a degree
You can start with a ShaleNET instrumentation and measurement technician certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in petroleum technology – measurement and mechatronics technician:
ShaleNET instrumentation and measurement technician certificate