Nikos Kiritsis, Dean
The engineering and computer science programs at McNeese State University are designed to give students the theoretical and practical background needed to apply scientific knowledge and meet society’s material and physical needs.
The College of Engineering has been established to provide professional training in engineering and computer science consistent with the basic purposes of the University. The curricula are designed to provide cultural awareness along with a sound technical education.
Statement of Purpose
- To offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with concentrations in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.
- To offer a Master of Engineering degree with concentrations in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management.
- To offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
- To maintain ABET accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science programs.
- To meet the educational needs of the students.
- To serve the local community, including industry, and society at large by providing cultural and educational leadership.
- To stimulate students toward maximum intellectual and professional growth while at the same time providing an atmosphere conducive to their development.
- To provide the facilities and the opportunities necessary to search for truth and the expansion of knowledge through research, design, and other forms of creative expression.
Freshmen entering McNeese go directly to the Department of General and Basic Studies. They do not enter the College of Engineering until they have completed the general conditions for exit from Basic Studies.
Transfer students from junior colleges wishing to enter the College of Engineering may be subjected to proficiency examinations to determine placement within the program of their choice. Credit for courses taken at other universities with a grade below “C” cannot be applied toward a B.S. degree in Engineering.
The Engineering Program at McNeese State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The four concentrations included in the program are: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Upon successful completion of the Engineering Program, the student receives the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree.
The Computer Science Program at McNeese State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The pathways included in the program are: General and Applied. Upon successful completion of the Computer Science Program, the student receives a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree.
CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry
Engineering and Computer Science students who meet industry established criteria are eligible to apply for these work-study positions. Co-op and intern students are selected by industry based on grades, experience, and interviews. A co-op or intern position cannot be guaranteed to any applicant. During their sophomore and junior years, successful applicants alternate semesters as full-time students at McNeese and full-time workers in industry. Successful intern applicants work summers only following their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Engineering students must be registered in either ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term).
Students enrolled in ENGR 350/450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting. Computer Science students must be registered in either CSCI 398 or CSCI 399 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term).