College of Engineering

http://www.ncat.edu/coe/index.html

Robin N. Coger, Dean
Bala Ram, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Leotis Parrish, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Amanda McIver, Assistant Dean

The College of Engineering at N.C. 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 ten (10) Bachelor of Science, eight (8) Master of Science and five (5) 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, and ranks 5th in the percentage of undergraduate degrees awarded to women. Also, the College is 1st in the nation in the number of African-American tenured and tenure-track faculty (2014 ASEE survey).

ACCREDITATION

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Architectural, Bioengineering, 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.

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
*Administered jointly with the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

MISSION

Our mission is to provide 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 (weighted). 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 Transfer Articulation will transfer credits for general education courses. However, the authority and responsibility for the final decision for approval of departmental transfer credits rests with the academic departments.

ADVISING

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

  • 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 academic program planning
  • Providing academic 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 all engineering majors as well as several introductory engineering and engineering science courses that are part of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. The EF courses in the Mathematics and Science category are listed below; other EF courses subject to the policies stated below, are included in the Curriculum Guides for each undergraduate program.

CHEM 106        MATH 131        MATH 431
CHEM 107        MATH 132        PHYS 241
GEEN 100        MATH 224        PHYS 242
MATH 123        MATH 231

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. Further, 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 grade of “C.” Please refer to the requirements for each program stated in this bulletin or in the program handbook available from the academic advisor or the department chairperson.

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 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, Biological and Bioengineering

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Mechanical Engineering