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Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechatronics Concentration

Joint Engineering Degree with University of North Carolina at Asheville

Phone: (828) 251-6640

The Joint Mechatronics Engineering curriculum (JEM) combines the best that two nationally recognized universities have to offer. From NC State University comes the engineering component comprising course work from the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and mechatronics courses taught by NC State University faculty on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Hands-on laboratories are integral to the engineering course work. From the University of North Carolina at Asheville comes a Humanities and Social Science component with a rich liberal arts foundation.  As an NC State site-based engineering program, students must attend classes on the campus of UNC Asheville.  Transfer students should contact the program office for information about the transfer of courses from other educational institutions.

Mechatronics engineering focuses on the precision control of mechanical and machine systems. In today’s modern engineering systems, control is achieved electronically through sensors, actuators and microprocessors. The marriage of modern control systems with mechanical devices is key to the design and development of high-performance engineering systems. Just a few examples of computer-controlled mechanical systems are robots, engine-fuel systems, hybrid automobiles, autonomous aerospace vehicles, stair-climbing wheelchairs, garage door openers and alternative power generation systems. Through modern mechatronics engineering, new avenues of thinking and design can greatly enhance the utility, performance, and efficiency of modern machinery.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, successful alumni of the Joint NC State - UNC Asheville BSE - Mechatronics Concentration degree should:

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

The Joint BSE - Mechatronics Concentration degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Specific curriculum requirements are available on the Mechatronics webpage.


K. Krumpe, Interim
Dean, Natural Sciences, UNCA

Associate Directors

C. Alderman

R. Bruce


D. Erb