Electrical Engineering Admission Criteria

Prepare in Advance

In order to prepare for the EE major at WCU, you should take as many math classes as your school offers, including calculus and trigonometry, and lab science classes such as chemistry and physics. You will need an SAT score of 520 or better in math and a combined SAT score greater than 1000.

Request EE Major

Freshmen and transfer students who have been accepted into WCU may request a major in electrical engineering. The Department of Engineering and Technology will evaluate your high school records and test scores with particular emphasis on advanced math and science courses you have taken.

Based on that evaluation, you may be accepted into one of two tracks:

  • FENG - Students with acceptable scores will be admitted directly into the freshman engineering sequence.
  • PENG - Pre-engineering sequence. Students needing additional courses before being accepted into the freshman engineering sequence will receive academic advising as pre-engineers.

Admission to the Electrical Engineering Program requires completion of all freshman-year engineering program requirements with grades of C or better. Students from the FENG track must also earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all courses taken. Students from the PENG track must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 for all courses taken.

Transfer Students

All students transferring into the Electrical Engineering Program must take ENGR 199 and ENGR 200.

Each transfer student’s academic record will be evaluated by the program director, Robert Adams, who will place the student in the FENG or PENG sequence, as described above. All transfer students must earn a GPA of 2.50 or better for all courses taken.

Cumulative Grade Point Average

In addition to WCU requirements for continued enrollment, students in the electrical engineering program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better for all courses in the electrical engineering major. Failure to meet this requirement for two consecutive semesters will result in suspension from the Electrical Engineering Program.

Learn More

If you want to know more about engineering and technology majors, the admission criteria or the courses that are offered, please contact Robert Adams.

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