ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2019  
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Power Concentrations), B.S.E.

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The B.S.E. degree is a general engineering degree program with three concentrations (Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Electrical Power). Courses in the degree program are offered in Cullowhee and Biltmore Park. Graduates of the B.S.E. program will:

  1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
  3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.

The B.S.E. program provides a foundation in mathematics, sciences and engineering, augmented with engineering concentrations. The Mechanical concentration focuses on mechanics, 3D visualization and simulation, analysis of static and dynamic systems, energy, and machine design. The Electrical Power concentration focuses on electric power systems, power electronics, smart grid design, renewable and sustainable energy, electric machines and drives, and emphasizes fundamental coursework in electrical and mechanical engineering. The Manufacturing concentration focuses on 3D visualization, manufacturing processes, computer aided design and manufacturing, automated manufacturing systems, and advanced manufacturing. Students work with outstanding faculty members who bring industry and business expertise to the classroom. The program emphasizes the hands-on application of theoretical and technical concepts through project-based learning (PBL), and students work on real-world assignments with companies across Western North Carolina, and beyond, through our Center for Rapid Product Realization.

Total number of hours for the program: 126

Liberal Studies

42 semester hours Note: Four courses (12 credits) required for this program also meet Liberal Studies requirements: ENGR 199, MATH 153, CHEM 139, PHYS 230. Students must be aware that if these courses are not taken to meet Liberal Studies requirements, they will still need to be completed for the BS Engineering degree. See Liberal Studies Program Requirements for list of Liberal Studies courses.

Major Requirements

The major requires 96 hours, 12 of which also meet the Liberal Studies requirements (ENGR 199, MATH 153, CHEM 139, and PHYS 230), 31 hours from the Engineering Core, 36 hours from the Mathematics and Science Core, 3 hours from Technical Electives, and 26 hours must be from one concentration only (Mechanical or Manufacturing or Electrical Power).

Technical Elective (3 hours)

3 credits of Technical Electives are required. A list of pre-approved technical electives is as follows:

Additional Requirements

To graduate with a BS Engineering degree, all students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher for all courses in the major taken at Western Carolina University.

Additional Information

Visit the school’s website to view the 8 semester curricular guide.

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