Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.

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

ECET StudentThe Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) is designed for students who love computers and how they work and are more interested in applications than design.

The ECET major builds on a background of applied mathematics, science, and computer engineering technology. These courses will emphasize integration of theory and hands-on applications.

The ECET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.  This program emphasizes the use of microcomputers to solve industrial problems relating to automation, instrumentation and control in systems involving robotics, data communications, networks, and/or automated testing. In all cases, microcomputer hardware and software are used for data acquisition, transfer and analysis.

Mission Statement, Program Educational Objectives, & Student Outcomes

We invite you to learn more about the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program through our Mission Statement, Program Educational Objectives, & Student Outcomes, or review recent Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data.

Curriculum and Course Descriptions

You will find curriculum and course descriptions in the WCU Catalog for the academic year in which you are admitted.  The ECET Eight-Semester Plan (PDF) suggests the sequence of courses required for a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. You also can use the degree audit function on My Cat

Senior Capstone Project

As part of the Kimmel School’s focus on project-based learning, ECET students are required to participate in a two-semester senior capstone project. Working under the guidance of faculty and mentors, teams of two-to-four seniors tackle complex challenges proposed by project sponsors. The teams use a stage/gate process to set specific goals, deadlines and deliverables that culminate in fully tested products, concepts or new knowledge that project sponsors can use for practical purposes or develop further.

Advising and Course Registration

To ensure that you stay on track with your courses for graduation, it is critically important to meet with your faculty advisor on Advising Day or at the beginning of each semester.  Your faculty advisor can provide the most accurate information about the requirements of your degree. Your advisor will also provide the ALT PIN you must have in order to register for classes through My Cat.

Career Opportunities

A degree in ECET will prepare you for occupations such as:

  • System Administrator
  • Network Specialist
  • System Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Technologist
  • Technical and Computer Sales Representative.

If you would like to start your own computer consulting and repair business or own/manage a cybercafe after graduation, consider adding entrepreneurship or business courses through WCU’s College of Business.

Learn More

If you want to know more about the ECET program or the Department of Engineering & Technology, please contact the department at etdept@wcu.edu or (828) 227-2775. 

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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