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Mechatronics Design (AOS)(AAS)

Mechatronics Design Professor and Students

Do you enjoy drawing, both freehand and on the computer? Mechatronics Design is a vital part of any field where design activities and technical drawings are required. Mechatronics Design is used extensively in mechanical, electrical, industrial, architectural and civil applications. Mechatronics designers/drafters translate the ideas and concepts of inventors and engineers into graphical designs required for the production of an end product. SUNY Delhi's Mechatronics Design program was the first of its kind in New York State, and is the only college to have three curricula nationally certified through the American Design Drafting Association. The program offers state-of-the-art workstations and hands-on learning.


Admission Requirements

A.O.S. Degree:
  • HS Average: 70
  • Algebra Regents (recommended): 75
  • Keyboarding class (recommended)

A.A.S. Degree:

  • HS Average: 75
  • Algebra Regents: 75
  • One high school science class and one keyboarding class (recommended)


Career Options
  • Designer/drafter
  • Industrial Controls Technician
  • continue at SUNY Delhi to complete a bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Technology
  • transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Engineering Technologies
  • transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Industrial or Technical Education in preparation for a career as a technical teacher in public schools

According to, the average annual pay for Drafters/Designers is $47,880/yr.  This is consistent with the average starting salary of Delhi’s graduates who have reported starting salaries between $40k to $50k per year.


Alumni News

SUNY Delhi Mechatronics Design graduates are working successfully in the field at a variety of types of companies as designers, drafters, engineers and more. Many graduates also choose to pursue a 4-year bachelor's degree. Read what alumni have to say about their experiences in the SUNY Delhi Mechatronics Design program >


What are students working on?

SUNY Delhi teaches both mechanical and electrical design and drafting through a wide variety of projects, offering students the most well-rounded education to meet today’s industry needs. Students are taught the latest ANSI/ASME and ISO standards which enable them to adapt to preparing drawings for both domestic and international production. They are also working with modern industrial automation equipment (Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley logic control systems).

What will I study?

SUNY Delhi offers two Mechatronics Design degree options: Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.). The A.A.S. degree option has a few more liberal arts and science courses and is appropriate for students who plan on transferring to a four-year school. The technical content of each is identical and both are equally effective in securing employment. The first semester of each option is identical so that students can enter either and then switch if desired after the first semester. Both degree options emphasize mechanical drafting and design during the first year, and industrial electronic and automation systems.

Certificate Program offered: CADD

Why Mechatronics Design at Delhi?

  • 1st Mechatronics Design Program in NYS
  • State-of-the-art hardware and lab facilities, upgraded every 2 years 
  • Award-winning faculty
  • Students frequently work on design concepts for potential patents or prepare drawings for actual manufacturing purposes.
  • Students master latest versions of 3 different industry standard software packages: Solid Edge/AutoCAD/RSLogix.
  • All SUNY Delhi Mechatronics Design graduates either start high-paying careers in industry or continue their education to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at Delhi in Mechatronics Technology, or transfer into an Engineering Technology discipline or Technology Education at another insitution.


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Last Updated: 9/30/16