Change of Majors

Changing Your Major to Engineering Technology

Current UNC Charlotte students who wish to change or declare their major to Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology must first satisfy the following requirements in order to be considered eligible for admission:

  1. Complete MATH 1103 or higher with a grade of C or better.
  2. Complete PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1101L or higher with a grade of C or better.
  3. Earn a minimum 2.20 cumulative GPA.
  4. Pass all currently attempted required courses within three attempts which includes withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.
  5. If a student is currently enrolled in a required course for a second time, s/he must wait until grades are posted before declaring an ETCM major. A student will not be admitted to the major unless the said course is passed within the three attempts.
  6. Complete at least one the following courses for their desired major:
    • Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management: ETCE 1104, ETCE 1222, ETGR 1101, or CMET 1680 (all require a grade of C or better)
    • Electrical Engineering Technology: ELET 1102 (with a grade of C or better), ELET 1211 (with a grade of C or better), or ELET 2112
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology: ETME 1111, ETME 1112, or ETGR 2101 (all require a grade of C or better)

Current UNC Charlotte students who wish to change or declare their major to Fire and Safety Engineering Technology must first satisfy the following requirements in order to be considered eligible for admission:

  1. Complete MATH 1103 or higher with a grade of C or better.
  2. Earn a minimum 2.20 cumulative GPA.
  3. Pass all currently attempted required courses within three attempts which includes withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.
  4. If a student is currently enrolled in a required course for a second time, s/he must wait until grades are posted before declaring an ETCM major. A student will not be admitted to the major unless the said course is passed within the three attempts.
  5. Complete at least one course in the FRST curriculum. This course will be decided upon by the Program Director and Academic Advisor on a case-by-case basis. 

NOTE: Completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a program.

Upon satisfying all of the above requirements, students may request admission to an ETCM program by submitting the Change of Major Form. If you wish to add or drop an ETCM concentration then you must also fill out this form. 

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Registration for ETGR1101, Introduction to Engineering Technology and Construction Management.

Non-majors cannot enroll in ETGR 1101 during the fall semester but may enroll during the spring or summer if seats are available.

UCOL majors must request entry into ETGR 1101 from their academic advisor in the University Advising Center.

Other majors must request entry to ETGR 1101 via the College of Engineering Office of Student Development and Success (Smith 228).