2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2021  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering: Concentration in Mechatronics

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The Joint NC State–UNC Asheville Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in Mechatronics gives students the benefit of a strong foundation in the liberal arts combined with rigorous studies in engineering disciplines, allowing students to complete an engineering degree while living and working in the Asheville area. Approximately half the courses in the degree are taught by UNC Asheville and the remaining half are taught by NC State faculty. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a Mechatronics Concentration from NC State and UNC Asheville.

The Mechatronics concentration prepares alumni to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments within a few years of graduation:

  • Attain productive professional careers in mechatronics engineering or related fields
  • Function in the workplace with appropriate professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Make decisions with accountability for the social and environmental impact of their engineering practices
  • Interact effectively with a diversity of individuals while viewing their own work in a broader context of our global society
  • Attain technical excellence by engaging in life-long learning.

All joint program students will complete the UNC Asheville Liberal Arts Core program. Students must meet with an engineering advisor on first interest and at least once a semester thereafter to ensure completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

III. Other departmental requirements:

Senior demonstration of competency in the major, oral competency, and computer competency are satisfied by the successful completion of JEM 484  and JEM 485 , the Senior Design Projects.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Colloquium 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3
Information Literacy Intensive Fulfilled within the major
Writing Intensive Fulfilled within the major


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