College of Engineering

http://www.ncat.edu/academics/schools-colleges1/coe/index.html

Robin N. Coger, Dean
Bala Ram, Interim Associate Dean
Leotis Parrish, Assistant Dean Student Development
Amanda McIver, Assistant Dean

The College of Engineering at NC A&T State University is proud of our rich legacy of academic and research excellence and civic engagement. The College consists of the Departments of Chemical, Biological, and Bio Engineering; Civil, Architectural, and  Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Industrial & Systems Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering; and the interdisciplinary Computational Science & Engineering program. These departments together offer eleven (11) Bachelor of Science, eight (8) Master of Science and four (4) Doctor of Philosophy degree programs.

The College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University is the nation’s leading producer of African American engineers at the undergraduate level. Also, the College is 2nd in the nation in the number of African-American tenured and tenure-track faculty (2011 ASEE survey).

ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Architectural, Biological, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial & Systems, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. We have recently added the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering program.

DEGREES OFFERED

Architectural Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Bioengineering – Bachelor of Science
Biological Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Chemical Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Computer Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Computer Science – Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Industrial and Systems Engineering – Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering – Bachelor of Science

MISSION

Our mission is to cultivate College of Engineering graduates with a command of engineering and computer science fundamentals, skilled in applying systems and diverse perspectives, and able to lead in the creation of innovative and collaborative solutions for the complex global challenges of society.

ADMISSION

Admission into the college of engineering is coordinated through the University’s Office of Admissions. Admission decisions are based on SAT or ACT scores, and High School GPA. For admission to all undergraduate programs in the college of engineering, the applicant must present the following minimum units of high school credit:

  1. English – 4 units emphasizing grammar, composition and literature
  2. Science – 3 units (including at least one unit in a biological or life science, one unit in a physical science, and one unit in Chemistry. At least one unit should have a laboratory component.)
  3. Mathematics – 4 units (including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and an additional unit beyond Algebra II - e.g., Trigonometry, Math Analysis, etc.). Students entering with a deficiency in mathematics must begin with Pre-Engineering Mathematics, which is not counted towards the required semester hours for graduation. In this case the normal mathematics sequence is shifted one semester.
  4. Social Sciences – 2 units (including at least one unit in United States History)
  5. Foreign Language – 2 units are recommended in one foreign language.
  6. Electives – 3 units (no more than 2 units in vocational subjects and 2 units in the disciplines of Music and Physical Education)

Transfer students are accepted into the college of engineering if the applicant has a minimum 2.5 GPA.

TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION

Students are advised to receive prior approval from their academic advisor and department chairperson for courses to be considered for transfer credit from other colleges and universities. The Office of Admissions may recommend a preliminary award of transfer credits. However, the authority and responsibility for the final decision for approval of transfer credits rests with the academic departments.

ADVISING

All students will be assigned an academic advisor. Students are expected to meet their advisor for help with the following issues:

  • Interpreting university, college and department regulations
  • Providing general information, advice, and academic recommendations
  • Planning course selections. Students must consult their advisor before registering for courses.
  • Ensuring that students take electives that satisfy degree requirements
  • Helping students to understand the degree to which they must assume responsibility for their program planning
  • Providing vocational and career guidance
  • Referring students to appropriate individuals and offices when further assistance is needed.

MATHEMATICS AND CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT

Admitted students must demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and chemistry before being permitted to take freshman Mathematics and Chemistry courses. Mathematics proficiency can be demonstrated through acceptable scores on SAT or ACT Math, AP Calculus, or Math Placement test. Likewise, Chemistry proficiency can be demonstrated through acceptable scores on High School Chemistry, AP Chemistry, or Chemistry Placement Test.

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION POLICIES

The following policies apply to all engineering programs in the college of engineering and specifically refer to courses designated as Engineering Fundamentals (EF) courses. EF courses include Mathematics and Science courses required of each engineering major as well as several introductory engineering and engineering science courses that are part of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination and include the following courses:

  • CAEE 100

  • GEEN 100

  • MEEN 241

  • CAEE 231
  • INEN 360
  • MEEN 260
  • CAEE 232
  • INEN 361
  • MEEN 313
  • CAEE 334
  • INEN 370
  • MEEN 335
  • CAEE 362
  • MATH 123
  • MEEN 336
  • CHEM 106
  • MATH 131
  • MEEN 337
  • CHEM 107
  • MATH 132
  • MEEN 360
  • CHEN 300
  • MATH 224
  • MEEN 416
  • CHEN 310
  • MATH 231
  • PHYS 241
  • ECEN 200
  • MATH 431
  • PHYS 242
  • ECEN 340

Minimum C Grade Policy

When an engineering program requires students to take any of the listed EF courses, students will be required to obtain a minimum grade of “C” in each such course to meet graduation requirements. Furthermore, a minimum grade of “C” on any such course will be required to satisfy prerequisite requirements of subsequent courses. This applies both to courses that are explicitly required and those that are recommended as elective courses. Individual programs may have additional courses (identified as Gateway courses or otherwise) that also require a minimum C grade. Please refer to the requirements of each program stated in this bulletin or in the program handbook available from the academic advisor or the department chairperson.

Attendance Policy

The college of engineering abides by the university’s policy on attendance that is explained elsewhere in this Bulletin. The University is committed to the principle that regular and punctual class attendance is essential to the students’ optimum scholastic achievement. An absence, excused or unexcused, does not relieve the student of any course requirement. Attendance is required and punctuality is expected! A student is responsible for all the work, including tests and written work, of all class meetings.

PREREQUISITES

Students are advised to follow their prescribed curriculum, especially noting the prerequisite requirements. It should be noted that prerequisites are subject to change and will normally be effective immediately. It is the responsibility of the student to understand and follow prerequisite requirements. The department chairperson reserves the right to drop a student from an engineering course if the proper prerequisites are not satisfied. Any prerequisite waivers must be formally approved by the student’s advisor and department chairperson.

LICENSURE AS A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors is charged with the responsibility of issuing a certificate of licensure to those determined to be properly qualified. In order to be licensed to practice engineering in North Carolina, an individual, in addition to paying the required fees, must be of good character and reputation, must satisfactorily pass the examinations administered by the Board, and must submit evidence of education, and a specific record of progressive engineering work of a nature and level acceptable to the Board.

To prepare for engineering licensure, all engineering majors are encouraged to prepare for and take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination during their Senior Year. An FE review course is offered to all seniors in the college of engineering.  After successful completion of the Fundamentals Examination, and upon completion of a minimum of four (4) years of progressive engineering experience, applicants are eligible to apply for the Engineering Principles and Practice Examination. Upon successful completion of the requirements for licensure, the Board will approve the applicant for licensure. For more information, visit the website www.ncbels.org.

Departments in the College of Engineering

Chemical and Bioengineering

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering