Engineering Technology - Applied Systems Technology, B.S

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,  

ET StudentThe on-campus, B.S. in Engineering Technology program with a concentration in Applied Systems Technology is  accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

With its focus on applied systems technology, this program is designed for creative and innovative students who are applications oriented. It builds on a background in applied science and mathematics. There is a strong emphasis on the integration of theory and applications for mechanical systems, computer-based modeling, manufacturing and production processes, rapid prototyping, automation and quality assurance and the development of electrical systems.

Mission Statement, Program Educational Objectives, & Student Outcomes

We invite you to learn more about the Engineering Technology 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. To ensure that you stay on track toward graduation, it is critically important for you to talk with your faculty adviser on advising day or at the beginning of each semester. He or she can offer the most accurate information about the requirements of your degree program. You adviser also can provide the ALT PIN you must have in order to register through My Cat for classes.

The ET Eight-Semester Plan (PDF) suggests the sequence of courses required for the on-campus BS degree in 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, ET 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.

Career Options

With a degree in engineering technology, you will be prepared to enter a career in:

  • product design and development
  • manufacturing operations
  • applied systems design
  • maintenance management
  • project management
  • engineering/technical sales
  • service functions in industrial/manufacturing settings

Learn More

If you want to know more about Engineering and Technology programs, the admission criteria, or the courses, please contact the department at (828) 227-2775 or

Visit the Kimmel School

Please visit the Kimmel School at WCU 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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