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Mechatronics engineering at North Carolina State University - USA

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Box 7911
    NC State University
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
    USA
Control, robotics, and mechatronics are interdisciplinary areas that have their own identity, and they also often form cohesive interdisciplinary collaborations. Control engineering is the engineering discipline that focuses on mathematical modeling of systems of a diverse nature, analyzing their dynamic behavior, and using control theory to create a controller that will cause the systems to behave in a desired manner. Robotics is the science and technology of robots, and their design, manufacture, and application. Robotics Engineers also study electronics, mechanics and software. Mechatronics (or Mechanical and Electronics Engineering) is the combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and computer engineering to solve problems at the systems level. This interdisciplinary engineering field studies automata from an engineering perspective with the purposes of controlling advanced hybrid systems.

Many research labs and centers at NCSU/ECE have projects related to control, robotics, and mechatronics areas.

Undergraduate Level
There are currently two options for undergraduate level students:

Mechatronics Program
Students pursuing the Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering (JEM) Degree with a mechatronics concentration remain on the UNC Asheville campus for the entirety of the degree program and follow a curriculum which focuses on the exciting area of Mechatronics. The curriculum combines the best of both worlds – the engineering expertise of NC State and the liberal arts environment and curriculum of UNC Asheville.

The 2+2 Program
Students participating in the 2+2 program begin at UNC Asheville and transfer to NC State University after one to two years to complete a B.S. engineering degree in one of 15 fields.
Graduate Level

Graduate level courses and degree options are available through NC State University Engineering Online. Through Engineering Online, you have the accessibility of distance education with the option of 16 master’s degree tracks. 

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