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Engineering Degree Program Highlights

The mission of the bachelor’s engineering program at McNeese is to combine interdisciplinary curriculum, scholarly development, hands-on training and professional ethics to prepare students to meet the growing demand for engineers and technicians at the local, state and national level. Fueled by partnerships with local industry and accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, McNeese’s engineering program ensures both traditional and non-traditional students graduate with the practical experience and theoretical knowledge necessary to become the next generation of industry leaders across a range of disciplines.

Four areas of concentration

McNeese offers concentrations in civil, computer end electrical engineering, as well as a separate Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. Each program offers the opportunity to participate in research projects, gain work experience through co-ops and internships, and build global competencies through study abroad experiences – all while working with experienced faculty members.

At a Glance

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Program Length: 4 years (128 credit hours)


Program overview

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McNeese’s engineering degree programs are the first choice for hundreds of undergraduate students across Southwest Louisiana, Southeast Texas and the country. Here are just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy as an engineering student at McNeese:

Industrial-grade facilities:

McNeese has over 15 state-of-the-art, professionally designed laboratories that simulate the industrial environment, including an electrical/electronics laboratory, a mechatronics laboratory, an instrumentation and controls laboratory and a fluid mechanics laboratory. Here, you’ll practice techniques using modern tools and equipment found in the field, all while in a safe, controlled environment.

Applied learning:

Each engineering degree program offers robust internships and co-op options to help connect you with opportunities that could lead to full-time job offers after graduation. From partnerships with Entergy to SASOL, the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics‘ close ties to local industry will help you gain practical experience in the field while earning your bachelor’s degree.

Financial aid and scholarships:

There are a number of industry-supported and endowed scholarships available specifically for engineering majors. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out more.

Excellence with a personal touch:

With years of professional and academic experience and close ties to local industry, program faculty are committed to providing each student with individualized attention, excellent advising and a well-rounded education both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Engineering Degree Concentrations

B.S.C.h.E. Chemical Engineering

Learn the science of synthesizing, processing, transforming and transporting chemicals and other materials in advanced lab settings with McNeese's Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.

B.S.C.h.E. Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering

In the civil engineering concentration, you'll explore various concepts related to design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, including roads, bridges, railways, homes and more.

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering

With the concentration in computer engineering, explore and combine a variety of skills to design and develop computer software and software systems, including artificial intelligence, database systems, programming languages and network security.

Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Learn about electromagnetism, electricity and electronics, and how to build electrical systems for devices ranging from tabletop robotics to supercomputers with a concentration in electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering
B.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering

Interested in learning how to understand, design, build and maintain mechanical systems? McNeese also offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

B.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering
Careers and Opportunities

What Can You Do with an Engineering Degree?

With a bachelor’s degree in engineering, you can work in a variety of careers, including engineering services, research and development and manufacturing. You could also continue your education to broaden your knowledge, gain experience, learn new technology or develop project management skills which will help you qualify for supervisory positions.

Graduate Schools or Programs

  • Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    Potential Job Titles or Employers
  • Champion Technology Services
  • Cheniere Energy
  • Citgo
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Entergy
  • Firestone Polymers
  • Flowserve Corporation
  • Halliburton
  • Honeywell
  • Levingston Group
  • LyondellBasell
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • Phillips 66
  • ReCon Management
  • Triad Electric & Controls
  • Westlake Chemical

Student Activities

McNeese hosts student chapters of a number of engineering organizations, including:

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Experiential Learning

McNeese students’ studies often take them into the field. Former students have used their engineering skills to preserve a local lighthouse, conduct atmospheric tests with the NASA LaACES balloon project and design tools to help sample volcanic formations on the sea floor.


Every year, McNeese celebrates National Engineering Week with events and activities for students of all ages, their parents and the community. Engineering majors demonstrate their knowledge, skills, research and experiments to help encourage engineering awareness and inspire a love of engineering in the next generation.

Additional Details on the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

The Engineering program at McNeese State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology. For more information, visit

Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Engineering Program seeks to:

  • Prepare graduates to practice engineering and to be successful in solving the engineering problems encountered in industry, government or private practice.
  • Provide graduates with the motivation and skills to advance into positions of increased responsibility and to pursue continuing education or graduate studies
  • Produce graduates who are not only ethical and professional as engineers but also are responsible members of their communities and the larger society.

Engineering Program Student Outcomes (SOs)

At the time of completion of the Engineering Program at McNeese State University, graduates will possess all of the following skills and abilities:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  •  function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • demonstrate understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • communicate effectively through oral presentations
  • communicate effectively through written communication
  • understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • recognize of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • knowledge of contemporary issues
  • knowledge of techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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Mitchell Morgan – Department Head