Engineering and Technology
Department of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Dean's Diversity

If you are interested in a challenging career in the field of engineering, whether in concept design and development or in applications and manufacturing, you will need to be prepared for a rigorous course of study in our academic programs. 

What's New?


 ABET Accredited Programs 

 Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.
  Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission  of      ABET,
 Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.
  Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation
  Commission of ABET,
 Engineering Technology-Applied Systems Technology, B.S.
  Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation 
  Commission of ABET,


New Programs

Engineering, B.S.E. [EAC of ABET Accreditation to be sought in 2017.]

Electrical Power Concentration

Manufacturing Concentration at Biltmore Park

Mechanical Concentration

Other Programs

Engineering Technology - Technical Operations, B.S.
Off-Site Program
This program is not Accredited by ABET.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Technology, M.S.
Cullowhee Campus

Master of Science in Technology, M.S.
Biltmore Park Facility

Transfer Programs

Engineering Pathways



All of our highly qualified faculty have years of experience in their fields of interest and a thorough knowledge of topics they teach. 

  • As instructors, they provide you with guidance in classrooms and labs.
  • As academic advisors, they help you keep up with curriculum requirements. 
  • As mentors, they take an active interest in your progress.  

Working closely with faculty, you will learn the technical skills and fundamentals of engineering and the professional conduct you will need for success in your career.

Project-Based Learning

With faculty and experienced mentors, you will be involved in project-based learning. This enhanced approach requires hands-on work with real projects for real clients.  It reinforces what you are learning in your classes and labs and to gives you practical experience that can help you get started in your career after graduation.   

The Rapid Center

Center for Rapid Product RealizationYour studies are brought to life through your work on projects at the Center for Rapid Product Realization, an EDA-designated university center. The Rapid Center offers the capabilities of a product-development center for inventors and entrepreneurs, start-up and established companies. Many of them serve as project sponsors and mentors for the Senior Capstone Project. With the guidance of the Rapid Center's faculty and staff, students learn to integrate facts from classes and labs with good engineering habits and gain experience in solving real problems. 

Equipment and Facilities

The Kimmel School's classrooms and labs are located in the Belk Building and Center for Applied Technology. They are fully equipped with professional software and hardware that meets or exceeds industry standards, and provides an excellent environment for teaching and project-based learning.  

Learn More

If you want to learn more about the Kimmel School's Engineering & Technology Department, the programs, or if you would like to schedule a tour, please contact the department at (828) 227-2775 or

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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