The Department prepares students to become active partners with the engineers and to be team members of the total technological enterprise that extends from design, planning and production to construction and/or services.
Students who have chosen a specific academic program will be able to apply appropriate level of scientific, mathematical and basic engineering knowledge and methods, combined with technical skills, in support of engineering activities. In general, four-year planned course of study includes science, mathematics, computer graphics, communications and mechanics, along with laboratory courses in the technical specialization.
Students may attend the University full or part-time. Courses offered in the late afternoon or evening allow part-time students to maintain full-time employment. Full-time students may complete their program in four years. A Co-op experience is suggested for all students. For Mechanical Engineering students 400 hour industrial internship is required for graduation. Students of senior standing within an accredited program are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination as the first step towards obtaining their Professional Engineer (PE) licensure. Application materials may be requested from the Department of Consumer Protection, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106-1630; phone: (860) 713-6145. Additional information about the examination may be obtained from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Website at http://www.ncees.org. To find international education opportunities please visit Study Abroad Advising Sheet.
Additional Admission Criteria for:Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs
In addition to CCSU admissions standards, the undergraduate Civil Engineering (CE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs have the following coursework requirements:
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For more information about general CCSU admissions standards please visit CCSU Admissions webpage at www.ccsu.edu/admissions
The Civil Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET) (11 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 410/347-7700).
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET) (11 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 410/347-7700).