Welcome From the Chair

The strength of our Department is our people, so on behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management, I extend our warm welcome to you!

The Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management at UNC Charlotte has offered baccalaureate degree programs in several disciplines since 1970. Our programs provide a wide variety of career options in Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Fire Protection and Facilities Management. Currently, we offer B.S. in Engineering Technology programs with majors in Civil, Electrical, Fire Safety, and Mechanical Engineering Technology and the B.S. in Construction Management. The Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Construction Management programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  

Junior and senior years of our Electrical and Fire Safety programs are delivered in distance education mode to accommodate place-bound or working adults who cannot attend classes at our Charlotte campus. 

In addition, graduate study is available in the Department in four programs: the Master of Science in Construction & Facilities Management (MSCFM), the Master of Fire Protection & Administration (MFPA), the Master of Science in Applied Energy & Electromechanical Systems (MS-ENER) and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Energy & Electromechanical Systems.  Details for these graduate programs can be found on our website.

The Department faculty consists of individuals with years of professional experience in industry, government, consulting and business – and they bring that experience to the classroom every day. The value of those “real-world” experiences is immeasurable and our students benefit as this experience is intertwined with the lessons of each day. Our professional staff is courteous and eager to serve our students and our faculty. Students receive timely answers, useful advice, and career guidance from our faculty and staff.

Our students are a motivated and hard-working group of aspiring young scholars. They are dedicated to learning their disciplinary craft, curious about the world, and eager to contribute to society. Our programs provide the academic preparation and real-world skills necessary for their success. Our graduates are sought after for successful careers in industry, government, consulting, and education.

At UNC Charlotte, our Engineering Technology, Construction and Facility Management, Fire Protection and Applied Energy programs afford students an opportunity to learn through a hands-on orientation that challenges students to think critically, communicate, and work in teams to solve problems. Opportunities for professional internships, co-op, summer employment, and international summer study are also available to provide our students with real-world applications of theory and practice. In summary, the Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management at UNC Charlotte provides practical knowledge along with technical skills for high demand careers.

Please browse our web pages to find out more about our Department and our programs. Should you have questions and/or desire additional information, please contact us via email or telephone. In addition, we will be more than happy to have you visit our Department and our beautiful campus consisting of 1000 acres in the suburbs of Charlotte. We’re conveniently located only about 2 1/2 hours from the beaches of North and South Carolina and 2 hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to seeing you in Charlotte very soon.

Sincerely yours,

Anthony L. Brizendine, Ph.D., PE, PS
Chair & Professor, Department of Engineering Technology & Construction Management
University of North Carolina at Charlotte