One of WCU’s six academic colleges, The Kimmel School offers a variety of degree programs in engineering, technology and construction management. Each program is centered on two interlocking goals: to prepare students for career success through project-based learning and engage students and faculty in productive partnerships with business and industry for economic development.
Preparing students for post-graduation success
Project-based learning is an integral part of the curriculum for every program in The Kimmel School. Our students work in teams with faculty and staff, corporate partners, and project sponsors to discover solutions to problems that will have impact far beyond the classroom. We offer students and partners access to incredible facilities with the latest engineering technologies. As a result, we have undergraduates who have received patents for new inventions and others whose work has been published in prestigious journals. Thanks to our project-based approach, our graduates have a distinct advantage in the job market.
The Kimmel School partners with business and industry to research, design and test new products and processes through The Rapid Center, WCU’s in-house research and development facility.
Through the Rapid Center, businesses and industry can work with engineering students in The Kimmel School on research and development projects. We accept project proposals year round and conduct projects in the spring and fall.