The Mechatronics Technology Center at City Tech guides students to employ good collaborative design procedure in their experimental work and in their formal projects. This prepares them to be effective team members, and team leaders, wherever they make their careers. This is embodied in the Method of design and the Tools used.


A rational methodology of design is an iterative process that includes these general steps

  • Define
  • Research
  • Design
  • Build
  • Present (or delivery)
  • Follow-Up
  • (repeat from Define)


The tools of the design process are, at their base: imagination and pencil and paper. Efficient productive work in the modern technological world require more sophisticated tools. At the Mechatronics Technology Center we provide instruction, access and hands-on use of cutting edge software and technology that the student will find in the real world:
  • CAD/CAM Software
    • AutoDesk AutoCad, Inventor
    • ProE
    • SolidWorks
    • MasterCam
  • Analysis Software
    • MatLab
    • LabView
  • CNC Manufacturing Equipment
    • Machining Center
    • Waterjet Cutter
    • 3d Printer