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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Engineering: Concentration in Mechatronics

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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 faculty 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
  • Be committed to upholding and advancing the integrity of the engineering profession
  • 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.

II. Required courses outside the major—31-35 hours:

  • A grade of C or higher is required in CHEM 111, 132, MATH 191, 192, and PHYS 221.

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,

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Courses that satisfy some of the following LAC requirements can be found throughout the curriculum and may be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3-4
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3-4
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3-4
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-8
Arts and Ideas 3-4
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive (DI and DI-R) 6-8


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