The Engineering Technology and Construction Management programs at UNC Charlotte provide multiple paths to earning the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree. Students may enroll at UNC Charlotte as freshmen, transfer into the upper division of our 2+2 program after completing their first two years of engineering technology study (earning an AAS degree) at a community college, or transfer with less than two years of college credit as a general transfer student. The Department of Engineering Technology at UNC Charlotte has offered baccalaureate degree programs in several disciplines since 1970. Prior to 1991, the department conferred the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree. The BET degrees in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical received initial accreditation from ABET in 1974. In 1991, the department began conferring the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree in those disciplines and has since added an additional major of study in fire safety and the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree. Currently, the Department offers the following disciplinary areas:
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Construction Management
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Fire and Safety Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
The Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Construction Management programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- M.S. Construction & Facilities Engineering
- M.S. Fire Protection and Safety Management
- M.S. Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems
At UNC Charlotte, our 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. Opportunities for professional internships, co-op, summer employment, and international summer study are also available to provide our students with real-world applications of theory and practice.
With a current student body of over 30,000, UNC Charlotte is experiencing rapid growth in programs and enrollment. UNC Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the Southeast. The University is located in an attractive suburban setting on a 1000-acre wooded campus in the largest city in the Carolinas. Charlotte is about a two-hour drive from the mountains and a three-hour drive from the coast.