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Major Information

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.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science has two undergraduate degree programs. This link will take you to the most recent catalog of the programs below!

Construction Management

Engineering

Technology Systems

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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Check your PirateID and Passphrase

Make sure your Pirate ID and passphrase are working so you can access your different 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 at https://pirateid.ecu.edu/.

Tuition and Fees

Students currently admitted and registered for classes will receive a Cashiers Billing Statement, fall and spring semesters, approximately thirty 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:

  • Access One-Stop at https://onestop.ecu.edu/onestop/ - You will need your student passphrase and pirate ID to enter OneStop
  • Click on "Tools" tab
  • Select "Tuition Statements and Payments" located in the "Courses" box. 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, 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.

Info on additional methods of payment: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/financial_serv/cashier/Payment_Methods.cfm and FAQ's: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/financial_serv/cashier/Payment-Method-FAQ.cfm.

Financial Aid

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. Their website is www.ecu.edu/financial and it contains information about the ECU financial aid programs, the application process, deadlines and timelines, and links to other resources.

Immunizations

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. For additional information you can visit their website at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/studenthealth/.

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. Directions on how to waive out of health insurance plan: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/studenthealth/payment_info/student-health-insurance.cfm.

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. You can declare into the following majors at any point in your ECU career: IDIS or Computer Science.

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. This ensures that you are on the correct track to graduate.

The Construction Management department requires a 2.0 minimum G.P.A. 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. If you are selecting a Construction Management minor, contact the advisor for assistance.

Engineering requires a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1065 (College Algebra) and MATH 1083 or MATH 1085 (PreCalculus), along with at least a 2.5 GPA to apply for admission to the engineering major. You will be an "intended" Engineering student until you meet those qualifications.

Advisor Note: If you 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.

Advisee Responsibilities

Students

The Advising Center for the College of Engineering and Technology is here to serve the following student groups:

  • Current ECU students in TECS
  • ECU students planning to enter TECS
  • 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 Advising Center – Following admission to ECU, contact the Advising 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 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.

Advising Syllabus

Online Programs

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 coursers typically at a community college in their area.

The College of Engineering and Technology offers two undergraduate degree completion programs online:

  • BS in Industrial Technology (BSIT) AAS Transfer Program
  • BS in Industrial Distribution and Logistics

BS in Industrial Technology (BSIT) is a degree completion curriculum designed for students who hold a qualifying associate in applied science (AAS) in an industrial or technology-related field. Courses in this program are semester-based but delivered to allow students flexibility with regard to time and place (typically weekly assignments).

Many questions and answers regarding your enrollment in the BSIT program can be found in the

Concentrations available online are:

The online option of the BS in Industrial Distribution and Logistics does require completion of 30hrs of transferable credits to qualify for this program. Individuals currently working in distribution, logistics, supply chain, or transportation, and those in the military succeed in this type of program.

For additional details and contact information for the online Industrial Distribution and Logistics program, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cet/techsystems/idis.cfm

Graduation Information

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

Undergraduate Catalog information about degree distinction.

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.