B.Sc. On Campus

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Western Carolina University

48 months
10984 USD/year
10984 USD/year
6984 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students who love robotics and computers and how they work find their academic home in Western Carolina University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Program. 


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, the program 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.

What You'll Learn

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.

Where You'll Go

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program graduates from Western Carolina University 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.

Programme Structure

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology curriculum includes:

  • Statistics
  • Electronic Circuit
  • Circuit Analysis I
  • Computer Utilization
  • Digital Integrated Circuits Laboratory
  • Microcontrollers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Any fall applications submitted or completed after February 2 will be considered on space available basis.


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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Your application to WCU begins with a strong academic record. We particularly look for:

  • Competitive Coursework
  • Competitive Grades and Class Rank (if Applicable)
  • Competitive Sat I or Act Scores
  • Background Checks
  • Academic Program Requirements
  • Computer Requirement
Required Actions and Records
  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • High School Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • College Transcripts
  • Credit Examinations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5492 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    10984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5492 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3492 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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