THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Western Kentucky University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) focuses on educating students to be leaders in a changing technical landscape, providing solutions to the problems facing the modern high-tech society, and providing a workforce to support the technological complexity of the industry.
Our programs are project-based, giving students opportunities to engage in real-life workforce experiences throughout the curricula to support design, development, implementation, and troubleshooting. Students in WKU's SEAS programs learn to adapt and work efficiently in the industry.
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Architectural Science is a bridge between design theory and construction practice. Graduates find employment as drafters, designers, construction planners, estimators, inspectors, technical sales representatives, and many other exciting areas.
These skills learned in this program are complemented by advanced topics in engineering design, management, finance, computer applications, and real-world civil engineering experiences. This program focuses on construction, geotechnical engineering, construction materials, structures, surveying, and hydrology.
Computer Information Technology
Careers in the CIT field frequently exceed median pay and future job outlook growth. The CIT program at WKU can help prepare students for many rewarding careers.
Within three to five years after graduation, graduates are expected to engage in continuous learning to adapt to innovation and evolving technologies; design and implement solid solutions for rapidly changing computing & information systems; be effective team participants; effectively communicate ideas in verbal and written form at the appropriate level for the audiences; be an ethical and socially responsible computer science professional.
This program involves planning, coordination, and control of projects from inception to completion. Construction Managers work out of a main or field office to perform a variety of important functions, including project planning, cost management, time management, quality management, safety management, and contract administration
This program builds a foundation of knowledge in electrical engineering by integrating a variety of project experiences at every level throughout the curriculum. It produces graduates who can immediately contribute to the profitability of their employer. Our electrical engineering curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics to prepare them for careers as engineers.
Engineering Technology Management
This 2+2 program is designed specifically for students who currently hold a certificate (with at least 24 hours of technical credit) or an associate of applied science degree from a technical school, two-year college, or four-year institution. The Engineering Technology Management program is a capstone program that provides a two-year management emphasis for those working toward a supervisory position in industry.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
This program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and advanced manufacturing technical skills in support of industrial operations. The major includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, systems integration, quality, and project management.
This program focuses on the engineering sciences as well as design and professional skills necessary for a successful career in mechanical engineering. The mechanical engineering program provides a project-based, learner-driven environment relevant to the needs of modern society.
This program is designed to provide post-graduate education for individuals seeking professional careers in computer science. Areas of emphasis are information systems, systems programming, computer networking, and algorithms.
This program develops leaders to support the needs of the modern world-wide industry. The curriculum enhances both career and personal objectives. Graduates of the program are equipped to manage organization resources, lead technological change, and strategically integrate higher level knowledge within their companies.
This minor is a 20-credit-hour program.
Systems engineering is a robust approach to the design, creation, and operation of systems. The minor requires 21 hours for CE and ME majors and 22 hours for EE majors. Students must complete 12 or 12.5 hours of required courses and choose a minimum of 9 hours from elective courses.
This certificate requires completion of at least 13 semester hours and provides students with basic knowledge and skills needed to implement and administer flood mitigation and recovery programs. Students develop familiarity with federal floodplain management regulations, the National Flood Insurance Program, hydrology, surveying, and tools such as Geographic Information Systems that are critical to administering an aggressive floodplain management program.
Undergraduate students majoring in civil engineering or post-graduate students with baccalaureate degrees in civil engineering, mining, or agricultural engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) may obtain a Certificate in Land Surveying (reference number 1700) in order to pursue licensure as a professional surveyor in the state of Kentucky.
Post-graduate students with baccalaureate degrees in majors other than civil engineering, mining or agricultural engineering may obtain a Certificate in Land Surveying in order to pursue licensure as a professional surveyor in the state of Kentucky.
This 12-hour program provides preparation for professional certification and covers concepts, principles, and skills related to Six Sigma, Lean, Theory of Constraints, and total quality management. It is applicable for students and employees seeking Black/Green Belt or Lean certification.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Living Learning Community provides a residential environment for first-year students that fosters peer networking and academic success for students who are majoring in any of the nine undergraduate programs in SEAS through the Ogden College of Science and Engineering.
Preparing students for the workforce or graduate school is an important focus for SEAS. Professional success doesn’t begin when a student wears a cap and gown; it begins the moment a student walks onto campus. This is where the LEAP program steps in. The LEAP program is built on four main principles: Leadership Skills, Industry Engagement, Career Advancement, and Professionalism. The program is designed to be an extension of the classroom and help students gain the professional skills needed to be successful in the future.