East Carolina University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: East Carolina University
Mailing Address: East Fifth Street
City: Greenville
State: NC
Postal Code: 27858
Country: United States
Phone 252-328-6131
Fax: 252-737-1041
Website: http://www.ecu.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

O. Hayden Griffin
Professor and Chair
Department of Engineering
East Carolina University
214 Slay Building, MS 117
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-737-2712
Fax: 252-737-1041
GRIFFINO@ECU.EDU

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Karen De Urquidi
Teaching Instructor
Department of Engineering
East Carolina University
212 Slay Building, MS 117
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-737-1033
Fax: 252-737-1041
deurquik@ecu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution:
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Raleigh, NC
This city's population (approx.): 538,066
Distance from Main Campus: 77

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 23,039
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,250
Total Professional and other enrollment: 727

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Dentistry, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Medicine, Natural sciences, Nursing, Health and Human Performance

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

1. Official certificate of graduation (or its equivalent) from an accredited secondary school and a satisfactory scholastic record.

2. Fifteen acceptable units of secondary school credit, including in English, four course units emphasizing grammar, composition, and literature; in mathematics, four course units including algebra I, algebra II, geometry and a higher level mathematics course for which algebra II is a prerequisite (fourth unit of mathematics is required of students graduating high school in 2006 and later); in science, three course units, including at least one unit in a life or biological science (for example, biology), at least one unit in a physical science (for example, physical science, chemistry, physics), and at least one other laboratory science course; in foreign language, two course units in same language (two units in foreign language are required of students graduating high school in 2004 and later); and in social studies, two course units, including one unit in US history.

3. Satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (www.collegeboard.com) or American College Test (www.act.org). Registration forms for either of these examinations are available online and at individual high schools. Official scores must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, East Carolina University prior to admission.

4. A nondeductible, nonrefundable application fee of $70.

Recommendations

East Carolina University recommends that prospective students complete at least one course unit in the arts. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to individual programs; individual program admission requirements are described in the specific academic sections.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

David White
Dean
College of Engineering & Technology
East Carolina University
100 Science & Technology Building
ECU
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-328-9604
whited@ecu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Engineering Both O. Hayden Griffin Engineering (General)
Note: MS is in Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Sustainability Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL Tarek Abdel-Salam

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Engineering Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Engineering Master of Science Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Engineering
  1. biomedical engineering
  2. bioprocess engineering
  3. industrial engineering
  4. mechanical engineering
  5. electronic data gathering and control
  6. electrical engineering
  7. systems engineering
  8. environmental engineering
  9. energy monitoring
  10. sustainability

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. of Heating, Refrig. and Air Condit. Eng.
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Inst. of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. for Automotive Engineering
  • Soc. of Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

Other Student Support Programs

Engineering Learning Community
Professional Engineers of North Carolina
Pirate Academic Success Center

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Capstone projects sponsored by industry

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Engineering program is accomplished in the Department of Engineering, which is housed in the College of Engineering and Technology. The Department of Engineering was started in 2004 and had its first graduates in 2008, and was accredited by the EAC of ABET in 2009. The Department offers a BS in Engineering with concentrations in Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The department offers an MS in Biomedical Engineering.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Engineering 4 6 9 19
Totals: 4 6 9 19

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Engineering 7 3 10 2.00
Totals: 7 3 10 2.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 7 2
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 7 2

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to Engineering is based on admission to East Carolina University. Students admitted to ECU and desiring admission to Engineering are required to either have completed or be qualified to take math at the level of pre-calculus. An essay describing the interest of the prospective student to study engineering is required. Admission to Engineering is considered by a committee of faculty.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students must be admitted to ECU, have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA, and have completed Calculus I with a minimum grade of C.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 38
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 43

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $6,946 $22,904
Room & Board: $9,400 $9,400
Books & Supplies: $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses: $5,000 $5,000
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16 16
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 411
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 229
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 81
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 78%
Note: Data not compiled

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 648 580
Reading Range: 598 550
Writing Range:
Combined Range: 1260 1103
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering (B.S.) 104 108 143 220 575 0
Totals: 104 108 143 220 575 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 63 0 5 0 78 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 26 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 1 0 84 0 5 0 104 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 67 0 3 0 90 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 15 0 11 0 67 0 3 0 108 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 4 0 7 0 2 0 4 0 9 0 0 0 92 0 2 0 121 0
Women 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 1 0 22 0
Totals: 1 0 5 0 10 0 2 0 4 0 13 0 0 0 105 0 3 0 143 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 14 0 2 0 7 0 12 0 1 0 129 0 7 0 173 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 47 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 17 0 3 0 9 0 19 0 1 0 163 0 7 0 220 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering (B.S.) 0 4 4 0 13 10 0 99 1 131 106 25
Totals: 0 4 4 0 13 10 0 99 1 131 106 25

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 5 8 8 2 0 0 84 15 1 0 131
Totals: 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 5 8 8 2 0 0 84 15 1 0 131

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Both Optional

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Fall admission only
Admission documents required include: Completed application, application fee, official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, GRE scores, Statement of Purpose, 2 letters of recommendation.

Specific admission requirements
Applicants for study in biomedical engineering are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minimum 3.0/4.0 grade point average in the last two years of undergraduate study. The following preparatory courses are recommended:
• Biology - one semester
• Chemistry - one semester
• Engineering - one course in basic electrical engineering
• Engineering - an introductory course in three of the following five areas: biomaterials or materials science, instrumentation, mechanics or fluid mechanics, systems physiology, transport or heat and/or mass transfer
• Engineering research or design experience
• Mathematics - calculus through differential equations, probability and statistics
• Physics - two semesters

Applicants may be granted conditional admission if they do not qualify for regular admission. Students entering from disciplines other than engineering may require preparatory undergraduate and/or graduate level courses that serve as prerequisites.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

TOEFL scores

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $7,237 $20,128
Room & Board: $9,400 $9,400
Books & Supplies: $1,000 $1,000
Other Expenses: $5,000 $5,000
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 12
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 11
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 8

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Master of Science
Men 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 7 4
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 2
Totals: 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 4 1 0 11 6

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Master of Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Master of Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Master of Science 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Sustainability
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Aerospace workforce development
  • Biomedical engineering workforce development
  • Bioprocess engineering education
  • Engineering Education

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Engineering
Appointments: 0 0 0 0 0
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 0 0 0 0 0