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Leonard C. Nelson School of Engineering

If you can dream it, we'll teach you how to make it. There's no limit to what you can do with a degree from the Leonard C. Nelson School of Engineering. We're here to teach you to discover, innovate and lead in the 21st century.

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Built on a legacy of excellence in engineering education.

About the college

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“I love civil engineering because it can be as big as you want. Every time I had a project or research topic, I always came back to something about renewable energy or how to reduce non-renewable energies.”

— Carmen Camino Falcon, Class of 2023, 2024

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School of Engineering Programs

Aerospace Engineering

WVU Tech's Aerospace Engineering program is a 2+2 in which students complete the first two years at WVU Tech and the following two years at WVU (Morgantown).

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Chemical Engineering

WVU Tech's ABET-accredited Chemical Engineering program emphasizes design through a sequence of courses and hands-on laboratory experience.

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Civil Engineering

Our ABET-accredited program is designed to meet the demands of modern industry. Small class sizes are combined with a practice-oriented curriculum. You'll learn the trade alongside professionals who work with you one-on-one throughout the process.

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Computer Engineering

Our ABET-accredited program covers the fundamentals of computer engineering, including the design of digital systems with modern devices to fulfill the needs of larger systems used in communications, controls and power systems.

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Computer Science

Our ABET-accredited Computer Science program teaches students the theory and practice of computing, the tools to design and implement complex software packages and the basics of computer networking and database management.

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Construction Management

The only four-year degree of its kind in West Virginia. Students are trained to be tomorrow’s leaders in the construction industry to be technically competent, safety-focused, quality-centered, ethical and socially and environmentally responsible.

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Electrical Engineering

Our ABET accredited Electrical Engineering program provides students a thorough understanding of the concepts of electrical engineering and important industry principals.

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Information Systems

Designed to train professionals who analyze, design and maintain information systems and use application software to develop business solutions.

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Mechanical Engineering

Our ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program is designed to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. We offer a practice-oriented education that incorporates a strong emphasis on hands-on experience.

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We're not waiting for the future. We're building it.

There are those who wait for innovation to solve their problem, and there are those who build the solutions they need. Students at the Leonard C. Nelson School of Engineering see problems as opportunities to build a better world. Our Golden Bears work with organizations like NASA, Tesla, Microsoft and dozens of other companies from around the world to apply their education in pursuit of discovery.

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