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Engineering, B.S.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Key facts:

  • Engineering program is ideal for students who love math and science and willing to explore new frontiers, the program offers three concentrations: mechanical, manufacturing, and electrical power. Students apply their new-found knowledge in our Project-based Learning (PBL) approach with companies across the region, and beyond, through WCU’s Center for Rapid Product Realization. Western Carolina University is one of only three University of North Carolina system institutions to offer the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.
  • The program focuses on a foundation of math, science, and engineering courses, including Calculus, Physics, Mechanics, Circuits, and Engineering Design. Each of the three concentrations requires upper-level courses such as Design of Machine Elements (mechanical), Design of Manufacturing Systems (manufacturing), and Power Electronics (electric power). All students are required to participate in a two-semester senior capstone project for industrial sponsors under the guidance of faculty members and industry mentors.
  • Program graduates find work in advanced manufacturing, product design and development, product testing and reliability, mechanical and electric design, engineering simulation and analysis, research and development, engineering project management, and power distribution. Alternately, some graduates may choose to enroll in graduate studies to deepen their knowledge and further expand their career possibilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Bachelor of Science in Engineering curriculum include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Engineering Graphics
  • General Physics 
  • Communication
  • General Physics 
  • Probability and Statistics

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

  • Asheville, United States

    1124 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Cullowhee, United States

    900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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