Student Support

Commitment to Student Success

The Lee College of Engineering is committed to students' success. We believe every student who is admitted to our college can graduate. We believe students learn by doing. We believe in teamwork. We also believe in the power of mentoring. 

All of our academic programs include a practical component. Freshmen design and build projects ranging from spring-powered cars, to computer chip circuits, to balsa wood bridges. Hands-on learning continues throughout the curriculum. In the senior year, students team up to tackle real-world industrial projects such as bomb-detecting robots and high-pressure piping systems for nuclear power plants. 

          

We also offer a variety of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programming to help students succeed academically and to develop professionally. In most cases, students who participate earn higher GPAs, are more likely to graduate, and/or are highly recruited by employers.

Students who participate in the programs below benefit from the wisdom and experience of academically successful upperclass students and from practicing professionals who, collectively, provide insight, guidance, and motivation to persist. These programs are offered through the College of Engineering Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS). OSDS faculty worked as practicing engineers and engineering leaders. Many are registered Professional Engineers in one or more states. They bring real-world experience and perspective to the classroom and to all of their student interactions. They are also academic advisors, Senior Design project mentors, and directors of student support programs. Visit https://osds.uncc.edu for more information.

SUPPORT NAME TYPE OF SUPPORT SUPPORT OFFERED TO
Freshman Learning Community (FLC) Residential learning community, on-site classes and tutoring, out-of-class learning Freshmen
Engage ME! College of Engineering multicultural engineering program All students, but particularly Native American, Black, and Hispanic students
Leadership Academy Leadership training based on corporate modules Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Maximizing Academic and Professional Success (MAPS) Program Peer transition coaching, Supplemental Instruction, tutoring All students but particularly new freshmen and transfer students

Professional
Development

Information on internships, Cooperative Education (co-ops), professional  licensure, employer recruiting, job search, networking events and the annual fall picnic

All years but especially Juniors, Seniors and Alumni

Industrial Solutions Laboratory (ISL) and Senior Design Senior Design Expo, industry networking Seniors
Ninertech College of Engineering laptop information All students