WVU launches new undergraduate degree program in engineering technology
Students interested in careers in engineering will now have new degree options to consider at West Virginia University. The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has launched a new undergraduate degree program in engineering technology.
Story by Brittany Furbee, Communications Specialist
Photos by Paige Nesbit, Director of Marketing
This new integrative, multi-disciplinary degree will train students in modern technologies and equip them with the practical skills and hands-on experience necessary to thrive in advanced technological industries.
The engineering technology program is highly customizable, allowing students to choose from different areas of emphasis, including mechanical engineering technology, industrial engineering technology, engineering management and entrepreneurship, energy technology and multi-disciplinary engineering technology.
The curriculum has a strong hands-on component, and it was strategically designed to allow students to participate in practical class projects, lab experiences and extensive industry engagement opportunities that best fit their individual career goals.
“The engineering technology program is an exciting initiative that will allow the Statler College to create a direct pipeline of talent to fill the abundance of engineering jobs that exist in West Virginia and throughout the country,” said Robin Hissam, associate dean of academics and student performance. “Students will receive hands-on training that will allow them to go directly into these high-demand roles following the completion of the program.”
The engineering technology program will take advantage of the Lane Innovation Hub, a state-of-the-art facility in the Statler College, where students will gain real-world experience by learning how to operate the wide variety of machinery and equipment found in the space.
The new major will be the 14th engineering undergraduate degree offered by WVU. Other engineering programs include aerospace, biomedical, biometric systems, chemical, civil, computer, computer science, cybersecurity, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mining and petroleum and natural gas.
The inaugural class in the engineering technology program will begin in the fall of 2023. For more information, visit the Statler College website.
Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
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