Engineering Technology & Computer Science

Dickason Hall (south view)
Dickason Hall
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Bluefield State’s School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science equips students with a strong command of engineering principles as well as practical job-ready skills.

Faculty members shepherd students as they strive toward their goals—from lucrative careers in engineering or technology to advanced degrees at the master's or Ph.D. level.

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Through lab experience and teamwork, students gain the tangible experience they need to jump into successful careers as professional engineers.


Students work one-to-one with faculty members to gain personalized, marketable skills. The supportive and warm environment offers a close-knit community, small class sizes and a tutoring program that helps all students succeed.


The coursework and experiences of the ET & CS school can be translated into direct career gains. The school has a career placement rate of nearly 100 percent, so students enjoy a strong return on their investment.

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How to Apply

Once you’ve been accepted to Bluefield State through general admission, you can apply to the School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science. There are no special requirements to enroll in the school.

    Center for Applied Research and Technology

    The Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) is the research and development arm of the School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science. Through its applied scientific research and innovations in technology, the center elevates Bluefield State College’s reputation as a competitive player in the field of research and technology and serves to boost the overall economy in the state of West Virginia. CART hires Engineering Technology & Computer Science students and also supports their competitions (such as International Ground Vehicle Competition, Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration, and American Society of Civil Engineers competition. The center has also arranged scholarships and internships leading to employment or graduate school opportunities.