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mechatronics and robotics

Master's in Engineering Technology

The Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET) degree in Mechatronics and Robotics (MERO) will provide students with an interdisciplinary applied engineering education through coursework, project, and thesis work. Students will learn fundamental and applied concepts of real world mechatronic and robotic systems including interface theory, sensing and actuation systems, hardware and software integration, modelling and control. Our faculty members have extensive industry experience. Students will have an option to specialize in one or more areas including control systems, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, advanced manufacturing, and soft-robotics. All courses will focus on applied engineering via hands-on learning.


To earn a Master of Engineering Technology in Mechatronics and Robotics (MSET-MERO) degree students must complete 30 credits hours of course work as outlined below. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.


Graduate Handbook


Thesis Option
(30 hours)

  • Core Courses
    (9 hours)
  • Required Courses
    (9 hours)
  • Electives (6 hours)
    • 6 hours of MERO courses
  • Thesis Research
    (6 hours)

Non-Thesis Option
(30 hours)

  • Core Courses
    (9 hours)
  • Required Courses
    (9 hours)
  • Electives (12 hours)
    • Minimum 6 hours of MERO courses and
      3 hours from ETM/IEM courses)

Research and Faculty

Dr. Linfeng Tao

Lingeng Tao

Dr. Lingfeng Tao is an assistant professor and serves as both the coordinator of the MERO program and the director of the Mechatronics and Intelligent Robotics (MIR) Lab. His research primarily explores Learning-Based Robot Control, Autonomous Robots, and Human-Machine Systems. Dr. Tao's work aims to enhance the learning abilities and intelligence of robots, enabling them to autonomously perform tasks and to naturally and intuitively cooperate and adapt to human operators.

Meet our Departmental Faculty



Mechatronics and Robotics

Applicants for admission would be expected to have a B.S. degree in engineering or engineering technology. Electrical, mechanical, and mechatronics majors are welcome to apply, but other majors may also be considered. They should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. These criteria are generally deemed necessary for the student to be successful within the curriculum. However, applicants not quite meeting the standards may be granted probationary admission and/or required to take leveling classes, based upon their overall academic and professional practice, history, accomplishments, and standardized test scores.


Required materials:

  • Official online OSU Graduate College Application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you have done college level coursework
  • Statement of purpose or biographical statement
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Current resume or vitae
  • International applicants must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the IELTS (academic stream) examination. Not required for applicants with an OSU degree or degrees from Universities in the United States. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL exam is 79 (on the internet-based TOEFL) or 550 (paper based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. The exam must have been taken within the last two years.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is highly recommended. OSU's GRE institution code is 6546

Rolling Application Deadlines

  • Domestic Application Deadlines

    To ensure your application receives full consideration, please submit your complete application at least 60 days prior the first day of each semester. 

  • International Application Deadlines

    To facilitate timely processing of the admission, international applications must be complete and program recommendations must be entered no later than May 1st for Fall admission, October 1st for Spring admission, and February 1st for Summer admission.

Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. 



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