Welcome From the Chair

Welcome to Engineering Technology & Construction Management at UNC Charlotte.

Our programs have proudly served the industry and the community since 1969—preparing industry-ready graduates, staying at the forefront of innovation, and engaging professional and societal communities in learning and technology transfer.

We transform curiosity and aspiring minds into industry-ready graduates who not only contribute value to the industry today but also lead industry evolution tomorrow. As a key indicator of student success, our graduates consistently enjoy high job-placement rates and starting salaries in a wide variety of careers in engineering, manufacturing, construction, as well as high-tech industries. We achieve this through a practical and cutting-edge curriculum, industry-recognized credentials integrated into degree plans, and hands-on learning both in and outside classrooms and labs, all delivered by faculty with great passion and extensive industry experience. Students’ learning and career marketability are also greatly enhanced through an abundance of paid internship and co-op training opportunities made available by our industry partners.

Undergraduate students can choose Bachelor of Science degree programs in Engineering Technology in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Fire & Safety, and Construction Management. For graduate students, we offer Master of Science degree programs in Construction & Facilities Engineering, Fire Protection & Safety Management, Applied Energy & Electromechanical Engineering, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Energy. All undergraduate programs hold national accreditation from ABET for high quality education.

Getting into college is the first step; completing it successfully and timely is the ultimate goal. At UNC Charlotte, we are driven to provide a comprehensive and nurturing environment to support students successfully navigating through their college journey, from academic advising, tutoring, career services, extracurricular activities, to financial aid, technology support, counseling, health and mental support.

UNC Charlotte offers a vibrant, inclusive, and engaging student life through access and affordability, exemplary education programs, innovation, and service. This is a large urban university with a small campus feel at its best. The City of Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities and best places to live in the U.S., charactered by its rich and diverse culture, strong job market, sports and recreation events, mild climate, and beautiful beaches and the Blue Ridge
Mountains, which are only a couple of hours away.

I encourage you to further explore our programs, email or call us for any inquires, and visit our beautiful campus. Education is all about being excited about something. I invite you to explore the many exciting careers ahead of you and be a part of the vibrant campus by joining our undergraduate programs or graduate programs.

With warm regards,
Lingguang Song, Ph.D.
Chair & Professor
Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management