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. Prior to 1991, the department conferred the Bachelor of Enginering 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 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 & Safety Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- M.S. Applied Energy and Electromechanical Engineering
- M.S. Construction & Facilities Engineering
- M.S. Fire Protection & Safety
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Energy
The Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Construction Management programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET; http://www.abet.org.
About UNC Charlotte
With a current student body of over 29,000, 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.