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The College of Engineering and Technology offers a wide variety of undergraduate degrees in each of the four departments including numerous concentrations for a student to pursue.
The Department of Computer Science has two undergraduate degree programs. This link will take you to the most recent catalog of the programs below!
The Department of Technology Systems has 5 undergraduate degree programs. This link will take you to the most recent catalog of each of the programs below!
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Make sure your PirateID and passphrase are working so you can access your ECU accounts: OneStop, Pirate mail (ECU email), Blackboard, Banner Self Service, etc. If you are having problems your Pirate ID and passphrase or want to reset your passphrase, please check the Pirate ID maintenance site.
Tuition and Fees
Students currently admitted and registered for classes will receive a Cashiers Billing Statement, fall and spring semesters, approximately 30 days prior to the published date for classes to begin. Summer billing statements will be received approximately three weeks prior to the first day of classes. Fall and spring payment of tuition and fees will be subject to a late payment charge, if not paid by a published deadline, which usually precedes registration day by about two weeks.
If paying online:
- Pirate-Port – You will need your student passphrase and PirateID to enter.
- Select Tuition Statements. This will log users directly into the e-Billing web portal where users can make payments online, view eBills, and view current account activity.
- To avoid having class schedules canceled, tuition, fees, and room and board (if applicable) must be paid no later than the cashier’s drop date (contact advisor for date or view applicable online academic calendar). If you have not received a bill, you should contact the Cashiers office at (252) 328-6886.
The office of student financial Aid at East Carolina University is responsible for administering and processing all Federal Title IV aid for students enrolled at ECU. The staff of this office provides guidance to all students and their parents. Please visit the ECU Financial website for information about the ECU financial aid programs, the application process, deadlines and timelines, and links to other resources.
If you are living on campus please be sure to get your Medical History Form and proof of immunizations in as soon as possible. Failure to complete this requirement may result in cancellation of your classes and official withdrawal from the University. For information about these requirements, or if you are an online/distance learner and need to request to waive this requirement, please call the Student Health Center (252) 328-6841.
Health Insurance – Waive Out or You’re In!
The University requires that all eligible students have active health insurance coverage. This mandate applies to all undergraduate students who have six or more credit hour courses on Main Campus. ECU offers a high quality 12-month coverage health plan for its students that cover them on- and off-campus. Students who wish to not pay for the ECU Student Health Insurance Plan must simply prove that they have existing health coverage from a legitimate provider and the charge will be removed from their bill.
ECU 1 Card
The ECU 1 card is more than just an official identification card for all of East Carolina University. It offers the safety and convenience of not having to carry cash on campus, and it allows students, staff, faculty, and dependents to access campus activities and events.
How to Declare
When can I declare my major? This depends on them major for which you are seeking entrance.
Declaration into the BS in Computer Science requires that freshmen are eligible for MATH 1065 per the standards set by the department of mathematics, 2.5 cumulative ECU GPA and eligibility for MATH 2121 or 2171 for change of majors, 2.5 cumulative ECU GPA and eligibility for MATH 2121 or 2171 for transfer and second degree students.
The BS in Software Engineering requires that freshmen are eligible for MATH 1065 per the standards set by the department of mathematics, 2.5 cumulative ECU GPA and eligibility for MATH 2119 or 2171 for change of majors, 2.5 cumulative ECU GPA and eligibility for MATH 2119 or 2171 for transfer and second degree students.
Although you may take IET, ICT, IET, or Design courses without being declared, it is highly recommended that you declare as soon as you have a 2.0 GPA, or during your first semester at ECU as a transfer student or freshman. This ensures that you are on the correct track to graduate.
The Construction Management department requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA and eligibility for MATH 1065 to declare for the major. This means that until you are officially declared as a CMGT major, then you will be unable to take any CMGT courses except CMGT 2200 which is open to all majors. If you are selecting a Construction Management minor, contact your primary advisor for assistance.
Engineering must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have completed the equivalent of MATH 2171 (Calculus 1) with a C or higher, ENGL 1100 and 2201, and CHEM 1150/1151 to apply for admission to the engineering major.This application can be found at: https://cet.ecu.edu/engineering/apply/
Advisor Note: If you meet the declaration requirements and wish to change your major to any of the programs offered within the College of Engineering and Technology, please set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at 2 Rawl Annex or by calling (252) 328-9301. If you do not meet the declaration requirements, please consult with your current advisor.
The Student Success Center for the College of Engineering and Technology is here to serve the following student groups:
- Current ECU students in CET
- ECU students planning to enter CET
- Transfer students from another ECU College or a different university
Current Student Responsibilities
- Records – Maintain and document your own records and academic progress. Review your Degree Works audit during each semester and after registration.
- Appointments – Be on time for all scheduled appointments.
- Announcements – Look for catalog and course announcements.
- E-mail – Check your ECU Pirate Mail account daily as advisors will contact you regularly regarding appointments, important dates, and upcoming events.
- Degree Works Plan – Update your Degree Works Plan before each advising meeting and let your advisor know of any changes made.
- Be Prepared – Have your list of desired courses and questions prepared for meetings with advisors.
Transfer Student Responsibilities
- Admissions – Complete an East Carolina University admissions application and submit an official transcript (sealed) to the ECU Admissions Office.
- Contact Student Success Center – Following admission to ECU, contact the Student Success Center and set up an appointment to meet with an advisor (please provide your intended major at this time).
- AAS Degree – If you are transferring from another university or college with an associate’s degree, please indicate your degree status when making an appointment.
- Be Prepared – Come to your appointment prepared with any information that may assist in the advising. Be sure to update your Degree Works Plan before meeting with advising.
East Carolina University offers online distance education degree programs that allow students to access their coursework 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via the internet. At ECU, online courses are taught by the same faculty as our campus classes, and the readings, assignments, and exams mirror on-campus courses. These programs include structured, well-designed courses and special instructional techniques to help you succeed as an online student.
The distance education undergraduate degree programs at ECU are online degree completion programs. Students complete the first two years of college courses typically at a community college in their area. Within the College of Engineering and Technology, the two available online programs are: Industrial Distribution and Logistics, and Industrial Technology (certain concentrations only.) All other programs are campus programs.
Graduating with Honors
Based on work attempted, three degrees with distinction are granted to graduating undergraduate students as follows:
- Summa Cum Laude” for a cumulative average of 3.90
- “Magna Cum Laude” for a cumulative average of 3.60
- “Cum Laude” for a cumulative average of 3.50
Degrees with distinction are granted to transfer students under the following conditions:
- The student must complete at East Carolina University at least one-half the minimum number of hours required for the degree.
- The student must have the required average on all work taken at this university.
- The student must have a cumulative average that meets the requirements for the appropriate degree with distinction on all work attempted (all ECU and Transfer work, including courses where the grade replacement policy has been applied). If transfer work includes grades of D or F, those grades will be included in the calculation for degrees of distinction.
Second undergraduate degrees with distinction are awarded under the following conditions:
- The student must complete a minimum of 30 s.h. at East Carolina University.
- The student must have a GPA of 3.5 on course work on the second degree and a cumulative average on all course work attempted for the first degree as well as for the second degree which meets the requirement for the degree with distinction. The level of distinction on the second degree can be no higher than that allowed by the GPA on the work toward the second degree. The student must meet all other scholastic requirements for a second degree as listed in this catalog.
**Please note: The student must have a cumulative average that meets the requirements for the appropriate degree with distinction on all work attempted (all ECU and transfer work, including courses where the grade replacement policy has been applied). If transfer work includes grades of D or F, those grades will be included in the calculation for degrees of distinction.