Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechatronics Track
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Hesston College
location icon Illinois, United States of America | Public
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Course Fee
$ 32,420 Per Year
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Course Duration
48 Months
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Why study Hesston College?
  • Mechatronics engineering includes the fields of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering with a focus on industrial applications of robots and sensors. Mechatronics engineers solve many practical problems in daily life. Jobs in this expanding field are expected to grow significantly in the next decade. At Hesston College, mechatronics engineering is the focus of our engineering curriculum. Students design mechatronic systems each year in our program.

    Success factors

    Students who are mathematically inclined with a strong analytical mind and attention to detail make great engineers. These students love to solve problems and come up with creative designs.

    Career possibilities

    • Robotics engineer/technician
    • Automation engineer
    • Control system design/troubleshooting engineer
    • Electronics design engineer
    • Mechanical design engineer
    • Data scientist/big data analyst
    • Instrumentation engineer
    • Software engineer


    The baccalaureate degree program in engineering at Hesston College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission Institutional Action Council. This allows Hesston College to offer a Bachelor of Science in engineering with a mechatronics track, totaling 126 credit hours.

    Majoring in mechatronics engineering

    • At Hesston College, engineering is greater than just class work. Students learn the design principles necessary to succeed in the field. Students have helped build solar ovens and robots, and improved efficiency of the college.
    • Hesston College has well-equipped facilities that support engineering education in a variety of ways. On the software side students have access to Solidworks, Multisim, MATLAB, LabVIEW and Mathematica among others. Our campus is also home to multiple 3D printers and a dynamic robotic workshop.

    Engineering curriculum – junior and senior years – course progression flowchart



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International Application Process

Admission Requirements

Application for Admission (no fee is required) You may apply online or download a paper application (77kb pdf)

Copy of photo page of current passport

Please send the following:

high school transcripts

high school diploma or certificate of completion of secondary studies (for those who have completed secondary studies at the time of application)

national exam scores

college or university transcripts, if applicable

A professional transcript evaluation may be required. This will be at the cost of the applicant.

Evidence of English language proficiency is required. Hesston College accepts these minimum scores:

400 – Paper Based TOEFL (PBT)

32 – Internet Based TOEFL (iBT)

4.5 – International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

350 – TOEIC

2.5 – International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP)

54 – Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

Pre-2 – STEP EIKEN test

700 – Global Test of English Communication-Based Testing (GTEC CBT) Japan

70 – DuoLingo*

24 – Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Successful completion of Level 4 at an ELS Language Center

Hesston College waives the English proficiency test score requirement in the following situations:

Student is a native English speaker

Student attended a U.S. high school*

Student attended a high school or university in which all classes were taught in English*

Items marked with a * meet acceptance requirement but an Institutional English proficiency test will be required on arrival for class placement. There is not charge to the student for this test.

A phone or video interview may be required.

Evidence of adequate financial resources (bank statement, letter, etc), which shows the availability of funds for a minimum of the first year of study at Hesston College. Additionally, any sponsors involved supporting a student financially will be required to provide the Hesston College International Admissions office a letter of financial commitment to the student.

Advance payment (deposit) may be required.


June 1, for fall admission

You are advised to apply as early as possible, especially if you are seeking financial aid.

2024-25 Costs

  • Tuition – $32,420
  • Room and Meals – $11,088
  • Miscellaneous Fee – $516
  • Total – $44,024


Scholarships for International Students

Available International Scholarships

International Scholarship. . . . .$8,000

All international students will receive an International Scholarship. The amount varies according to the economy and exchange rate of the country and the personal need of the student. The student is automatically qualified for this scholarship by applying to Hesston College.

Academic Scholarship. . . . .$6,000 to $15,000

The amount of this scholarship is dependent on the student’s high school grade point average. The student is automatically qualified for this scholarship by applying to Hesston College and submitting high school transcripts.

Advanced English Scholarship. . . . .$2,000

This scholarship is awarded to any student who achieves above the following English proficiency test scores:
61 iBT
3.5 iTEP
500 PBT
The student is automatically qualified for this scholarship by applying to Hesston College and submitting English proficiency test score.

Activity Scholarship. . . . .starting at $2,000

Activities included:
Dance Team

Disc Golf

Instrumental Music

Robotics Team

Vocal Music
The student must submit video of performance and/or reference from an instructor or coach to be considered for eligibility. Activity scholarships are given to the top recruited students in each activity.

Athletic Scholarships. . . . .ranging from $2,000 to $7,000

Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field

Schowalter Foundation Scholarship. . . . .starting at $500

This scholarship is provided by a grant from the Schowalter Foundation. It is awarded to highly qualified international students who have significant financial need. The scholarship is awarded as funds are available. Apply early.

Limited additional scholarships are available with specific award criteria such as country of origin, program of study.


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