Mechatronics Program Ranked No. 2 in US

Students in the Mechatronics Playground learning lab

From the 2024 Michigan Tech Magazine

Mechatronics Program Ranked No. 2 in US

The field of mechatronics is driving a technological revolution of the manufacturing industry, reinventing the way products are designed, produced, and delivered with digital technologies, automation, and data analytics. This past June, MTU’s interdisciplinary mechatronics program was ranked No. 2 in the United States by Knowinsiders.

Mechatronics education began at Tech in 2019 with a master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree followed in 2020. Aleksandr Sergeyev, professor of applied computing, directed both programs until this past July, when Paniz Hazaveh, an associate teaching professor of applied computing, took over the bachelor’s program.

“This dream is one that started over 20 years ago,” said Mark Gauthier, president of Donald Engineering and a longtime champion of and generous donor to the program. “To see the efforts Alex Sergeyev and Michigan Tech have put into this is beyond my expectations and certainly wouldn’t have happened if Michigan Tech and Alex Sergeyev didn’t have the same passion as I do for mechatronics.”

Tech is one of only a few educational institutions that provide the advanced training the workforce needs to meet current and future demand. To meet this need, in November MTU announced a mechatronics education collaboration with West Shore Community College in Scottville, Michigan. The partnership will train a new generation of professionals to lead the surge in advanced manufacturing.