Engineering Courses

Most of our engineering courses are designed specifically for people who have never taken engineering or thought about becoming and engineer. The diagram on the right shows our engineering classes and our courses are discussed briefly below.

All engineering courses satisfy the graduation requirement for the department of engineering and computer science as well as that for a STEM elective.

If you have prior experience with engineering and want to take one of our advanced courses right away, please see the placement section below. Please see the course catalog for specific course information, including prerequisites.

Note: Some course numbers are linked to generic syllabi that describe the course in more detail but which will be different from the actual syllabi based on a variety of factors including the instructor, the academic schedule, student support policies in place, and availability of resources. The course will be governed by the syllabus provided in Canvas for that course section.

CAD/Cam and the FabLab:

If you are ready to jump in and explore a specific interest area of engineering, we have a wide variety of courses to explore. These are open to all students without prerequisites. These courses take students through the main concepts underlying the various engineering disciplines and use a variety of activities and projects to reinforce learning and the engineering design process.

Residential students are welcome and encouraged to take online courses. Online students will have priority for online sections and residential students will be placed in residential versions in semesters when both are offered.

To provide a wider variety of engineering courses, some courses, to be determined, will be taught to Morganton students by faculty teaching remotely from Durham.

  • EE4000: Mechanical Engineering

  • EE4020: Electrical Engineering

  • EE4040: Architecture

  • EE4080: Biomedical Engineering

  • EE4100: Introductory Robotics

  • EE4140: Aerospace Engineering

  • EE4160: Civil Engineering

  • EE4180: Environmental Engineering

  • EE[TBD]: Digital Agriculture and Engineering

We have several advanced engineering courses that can help students prepare for a rigorous engineering curriculum in college. These courses have prerequisites and have expectations that are higher than those in our other courses.

    • EE4520: Biomedical Instrumentation - (Prerequisites: Calculus and either Biomedical or Electrical Engineering). Students learn the basic principles of electronic instrumentation with biomedical examples.

    • EE4540: Statics - (Prerequisites: Calculus and Physics) Learn how to apply the principles of Mechanics to problems of equilibrium. Topics include: vectors, moments, analysis of force systems (trusses, frames, and machines), rigid body equilibrium, center of gravity, and moment of inertia.

    • EE4560: Circuits - (Prerequisites: Calculus and Electrical Engineering) Students continue the study of electrical circuits, including DC circuit analysis and theorems, op-amps, first and second order circuits, transient analysis, AC sinusoids and phasors, sinusoidal steady-rate analysis, AC power analysis, three-phase circuits, magnetically coupled circuits, frequency response, and Laplace and Fourier transforms.

Engineering Placement Information

Biomedical Instrumentation and Circuits have electrical engineering and calculus as a prerequisites. The electrical engineering prerequisite can be satisfied by exam. Please contact Mr. Kirk to make an appointment for the exam.

Due Dates

    • To request advanced courses during the summer UniRequest period, the exam must be completed before the end of the term.

    • To request advanced courses during the drop/add periods, please make an appointment as soon as you can so it can be graded prior to the registration period.