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Choose a Major in Engineering and Technology

Which major you choose depends on the kind of work you enjoy!

Engineering technologists often work with engineers as part of an engineering project team. While engineers plan and design engineering projects, engineering technologists usually translate the engineer’s designs into actual products.

Engineering is a challenging course of study. You will need a love for math and science, disciplined study habits and a willingness to explore new frontiers and learn from your mistakes. You will have opportunities to use your mind to find creative solutions to challenges facing our society. 

Engineering technologists are employed across the technological spectrum and typically work to translate engineer's ideas into actual products for manufacture and testing. They are best suited to applications, manufacturing, production, implementation, engineering operation and sales rather than the conceptual design and research functions.

Read through the brief program descriptions, to see what best fits you! Click on each program for more detailed information.

Electrical Engineering, B.S. (EE)

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The EE program is designed for students who want to become involved in the design, research, and problem-solving functions required to develop engineering projects from the idea or concept stage and to move their designs into creation as prototypes or products.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S. (ECET)

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The ECET program offers a project-based technical courses such as circuit analysis, microcontrollers, digital signal processing and more. The technical courses, along with liberal studies, enable well-rounded graduates to fit into many different work environments in the electrical and computer business sectors.

Engineering Technology - Applied Systems Technology, B.S. (ET)

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

The ET program includes a unique project-based focus on applied systems engineering and rapid product realization.  With courses such as 3D computer modeling and prototyping, engineering materials, quality and integrated mechanical systems and technical writing.  Students gain a solid grounding in theory and the practical application of engineering technology.

Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Concentration, B.S. (BSE ME)

EAC of ABET Accreditation to be sought in 2017.

The mechanical engineering specialization focuses on 3D visualization, mechanics of materials, analysis of static and dynamic systems, energy and heat, manufacturing processes, and machine design. The program emphasizes hands-on application of theoretical and technical projects, as students work on real-world assignments through the Center for Rapid Product Realization.

Engineering Technology - Technical Operations, B.S. (ETO)

Off-Site Program - This program is not ABET Accredited.

Designed for working professionals who already have two-year degrees, the ETO program focuses on technical operations.  These upper-level classes are scheduled off site in Asheville, Hickory/Morganton and Spindale. 

Master of Science in Technology (MST)

Cullowhee Campus

Applicants to the MST Program must have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Industrial Technology with an average grade of B or better.  In addition to core courses in technology, this program offers courses in professional writing and applied electives.  Students are also required to complete a written thesis.

Master of Science in Technology (MST)

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Applicants to the MST Program must have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Industrial Technology with an average grade of B or better.  In addition to core courses in technology, this program offers courses in professional writing and applied electives.  Students are also required to complete a written thesis.  This program is specifically designed for working professionals in the Asheville, NC and surrounding areas.

 


New Engineering Students

At WCU, if you are a first-year student who is accepted into the engineering program you will be assigned to the freshman engineering (FENG) track or pre-engineering (PENG) track, depending on your level of preparedness.

Learn More

If you have further questions about admission to WCU's engineering program, contact etdept, acting head of the Department of Engineering and Technology.

Visit the School

Please visit the Kimmel School to learn more about what the school is doing as a leader in higher education and as a partner in technology-led economic development throughout the region.

 

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