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Nikos Kiritsis, Dean
The society in which we live is scientifically and technologically oriented with regard to material and physical necessities and desires. Engineering and technological skills have produced the wide variety of consumer products, which we all enjoy. Along with the enjoyment of the high standard of living made possible by technological advances have come the associated problems of pollution and urban congestion.
Engineers and technologists are going to be challenged in the future to solve these and many problems of ever-increasing complexity. By virtue of their training in problem solving, and their knowledge of scientific principles, they will be uniquely qualified to meet these challenges. The engineering and engineering technology curricula at McNeese State University are designed to give the students the theoretical and practical background needed to apply scientific knowledge to meet society’s material and physical needs.
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has been established to provide professional training 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 the Bachelor and Master degree programs in Engineering with concentrations in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.
- To maintain national accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program by ABET, Inc., formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Engineering Technology.
- To offer Associate and Bachelor degree programs in Engineering Technology with concentrations in Electronics, Instrumentation, and Process Plant Technology.
- To maintain national accreditation for the Engineering Technology programs by ABET, Inc.
- 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 Basic Studies Division. They do not enter the Engineering or Engineering Technology programs until they have completed the general conditions for exit from Basic Studies.
Students accepted by the University for admission do not automatically enter the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, even though they have indicated a desire to enter a department within the college. In any area where enrollment may exceed the facilities of the department, it may be necessary to limit the enrollment and the size of classes within that department. In such cases, the department establishes supplemental criteria for admission with the approval of the University administration.Transfer students from junior colleges wishing to enter the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology 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 nationally accredited by ABET, Inc., formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Engineering Technology (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 Engineering Technology Program at McNeese State University is nationally accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Engineering Technology. The three concentrations included in the program are: Electronics, Instrumentation, and Process Plant. Upon successful completion of the Engineering Technology Program, the student receives either the Associate of Science in Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology.
CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry
Engineering and Engineering Technology students who meet the criteria outlined in the Co-op and Summer Intern Program brochures 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 enrolled with the Registrar as full-time students, and must enroll in at least 12 hours of courses leading to the engineering degree (6 hours in summer terms) before the following industry work term begins. The 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 or ENGR 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.
Engineering Technology Majors
Engineering Technology students must be enrolled with the Registrar as full-time students, and must enroll in at least 12 hours of courses leading to the Engineering Technology degree (6 hours in summer terms) before the following work term. The students must be registered in either TECH 250 or TECH 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). The co-op program is open only to Engineering Technology majors who have completed the associate degree and are enrolled in the bachelor’s program. Students in the associate degree program are eligible for summer intern positions. They must enroll in TECH 250.
Students enrolled in TECH 250 or TECH 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. Other requirements for entry into, or continuance in the Co-op and Intern programs are listed in brochures available in the Office of the Co-op/Intern Director.
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