Several West Virginia universities offer programs in engineering, including options at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels. While some schools offer general engineering programs that might include concentrations, it's more common for schools to offer programs in a specific engineering discipline, such as civil, chemical, aerospace, industrial, computer or electrical engineering. Most undergraduate programs include some basic mathematics, science and engineering coursework, while graduate programs tend to focus on advanced topics in the chosen specialization. Engineering programs often include laboratory studies and research projects.
West Virginia University
Located in Morgantown, West Virginia University's College of Engineering and Mineral Resources offers several undergraduate and graduate engineering programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Some fields of study available include chemical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering and industrial engineering.
Designed to prepare students for careers working with chemical, life-science and environmental materials, the chemical engineering bachelor's degree program offers specializations in polymers and materials, environment and safety, coal processes and biological applications. A research-oriented master's degree program in this field is also available.
The civil engineering bachelor's degree program blends the essentials of engineering with training in the contemporary modes for civil engineering design, while the aerospace engineering bachelor's degree program combines such fundamentals as mathematics and science with focused aerospace engineering classroom and laboratory experience. The industrial engineering bachelor's degree program takes a broad approach to engineering projects by combining skills in the physical and mathematical sciences with the methods and principles of engineering analysis.
Marshall University, located in Huntington, offers undergraduate and graduate engineering programs through its College of Information Technology and Engineering. These programs are in engineering in general rather than a specific engineering discipline, although concentration options are available within the programs.
The school's bachelor's degree program in engineering covers the areas like engineering practice and design, thermodynamics, physics, engineering economics, fluid mechanics and differential equations. It is also available with a civil engineering concentration option.
The master's degree program in engineering offers areas of emphasis in transportation and infrastructure engineering, engineering management and environmental engineering. All students are required to complete project management and applied statistics courses, as well as completing a comprehensive project.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School||School Type & Setting||Programs Offered||Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|West Virginia University||4-year, public; small city|| BS in Chemical Engineering,
BS in Civil Engineering,
BS in Aerospace Engineering,
BS in Industrial Engineering,
MS in Chemical Engineering
| $8,856 in-state, $24,950 out-of-state (undergraduate )*
$9,990 in-state, $25,776 out-of-state (graduate)*
|Marshall University||4-year, public; small city|| BS in Engineering,
MS in Engineering
| $8,128 in-state, $18,614 out-of-state (undergraduate)*
$8,432 in-state, $20,350 out-of-state (graduate)*
Source: *NCES College Navigator.