The Joint NC State–UNC Asheville Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering 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 degree in Engineering 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 the engineering advisor on first interest and at least once a semester thereafter to ensure completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
I. Required courses in the major—71 hours:
Note: enrollment in all 300-400 level ECE, JEM, and MAE courses requires students to have matriculated into the program at NC State and declared their major at UNC Asheville.