Engineering Technology: Mechatronics and Robotics, MS
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.
Minimum 6 hours of MERO courses and 3 hours from ETM/IEM courses)
Research and Faculty
Dr. Chulho Yang
Before joining OSU in 2008, Yang acquired 11 years of industrial experience
with ArvinMeritor technical center, IBM Korea, and KIA Motors R&D Center. Much of
his work focused on structural design and optimization, vehicle NVH test, sensitivity
analysis, structural health monitoring, human body protection, and design methodologies.
He registered many patents in the USA, Europe, Japan, and Korea. He received an “Innovation
and Achievement Award” from ArvinMeritor, Inc., a "Best Paper Award" from the International
Symposium on Advanced Material and Mechanical Application, an "Outstanding Presenter
Award" from the International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications. Yang
also served as a keynote speaker or a session chair for multiple international conferences.
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.
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