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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Key facts:

  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program at the Western Carolina University builds on a background of applied mathematics, science, and computer engineering technology to prepare students for employment in the electrical and computer business sectors and further graduate study. Faculty members with industry experience and in-depth knowledge mentor students to excel in a learning environment in which theory and hands-on applications are integrated in our Project-based Learning environment.
  • Composed of technical and liberal studies courses, the program curriculum is designed to develop well-rounded graduates who succeed in many different professional environments. Project-based technical courses include circuit analysis, microcontrollers, and digital signal processing. Students are required to participate in a two-semester senior capstone project for externally supported industrial sponsors under the guidance of faculty members and industry mentors. Our mentors excel in many areas, including automation, robotics, and optoelectronics. Outside of the classroom and lab, students are encouraged to further their learning and experience by becoming involved with professional engineering societies.
  • Program graduates build careers in corporate life, non-profit organizations, government service, teaching, business, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Career specialties include system administrator, network specialist, system or software engineer, information technologist, and technical or computer sales representative. Often, graduates interested in starting their own businesses enroll in graduate-level business studies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and mathematical occupations are projected to grow by 18 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is well above the 10.8 percent projected for all occupations for the same time period.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology curriculum includes:

  • Electronic Drafting and Fabrication
  • Digital Integrated Circuits Laboratory
  • Circuit Analysis 
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Computer Engineering Fundamentals
  • Electronic Communication Fundamentals 
  • Microcontrollers 
  • Advanced Circuit Analysis
  • Microcontroller Interfacing
  • Modern Power Systems Analysis
  • Control Systems 
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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