About Us

Our department dates back to 1970, when we began offering a bachelor’s of engineering technology. Our nationally ranked engineering technology programs afford students an opportunity to learn through a hands-on orientation that challenges students to think critically, communicate and work in teams to solve problems. 


We offer five bachelor’s degrees and three master’s degrees. When choosing a major, undergraduate students can study to be a technologist:

Or they can focus on the built environment:

Graduate students can earn a degree in:

The graduate certificate in applied energy can be pursued as a standalone credential or as an entry step to a master’s program.


Our department’s home is the Smith Building, located in the core of main campus. Labs and machine shops, staffed by full-time technicians and managers, give our students the chance for hands-on work with the industry’s latest applications. Upper-level engineering technology students have access to even more facilities and equipment on our west campus, including the 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art EPIC building (Energy Production and Infrastructure Center). 


Our hands-on approach challenges students to think critically and work in teams to solve problems. With opportunities for professional internships and co-op employment, our students leave the program prepared for the job market. Our undergraduates report an average starting salary of $66,000, and 84% routinely find full-time work within six months of graduation. Our graduates land at a variety of organizations, including the City of Charlotte, Duke Energy and Barrett Woodyard & Associates.