Program Accreditation – SACS and ABET


The Joint NC State/UNC Asheville “Engineering – Mechatronics Concentration Joint” program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The University of North Carolina Asheville is accredited  – as an institution – by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.  North Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Joint NC State – UNC Asheville BS in Engineering – Mechatronics Concentration degree will:

  1. Attain productive professional careers in mechatronics engineering or related fields.
  2. Be committed to upholding and advancing the integrity of the engineering profession.
  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.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, Joint UNC Asheville – NC State BS – Mechatronics Concentration students will have attained the following outcomes:

    1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies