At the College of Engineering and Technology, we believe that engineers have a unique opportunity to shape the future. So we equip you with everything you need to maximize your impact. A curriculum and experiences that challenge you as they prepare you for what’s next. Faculty who guide your learning and open your eyes to new opportunities. The chance to research, prototype, test and discover. All this in an environment where you’re surrounded by like-minded peers, connected to a professional network and supported as you seek a remarkable life for yourself — and a greater future for the world.
Preparing students for post-graduation success
Project-based learning is an integral part of the curriculum for every program in the College of Engineering and Technology. 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.
WCU was successful in its request for funds for a new engineering facility and program expansion from the North Carolina General Assembly, for the recently approved 2023-2025 biennial state budget.
Basel Alsayyed Ahmad, assistant professor in Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, recently taught a series of courses on Lean Six Sigma to students in Palestine.
The College of Engineering and Technology partners with business and industry to research, design, prototype, test new products and processes, and reverse engineer products through The Rapid Center, WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology's in-house research and development facility.
Through the Rapid Center, businesses and industry can work with engineering and technology students in the School of Engineering + Technology on research and development projects. We accept project proposals year round and conduct projects in the fall and spring.