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Through the Center for Rapid Product Realization (the Rapid Center), the Kimmel School offers the services of a university-based, product development center for inventors, entrepreneurs, project sponsors and business partners throughout the Southeast and beyond. The Rapid Center has been designated a university center and is partially funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) , an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Aligned with the institution's 20/20 Strategic Plan, the Kimmel School is dedicated to serve its students, faculty and staff, institution, community, and the region. A copy of the Kimmel School Strategic Plan can be found at the link below.
Departments & Centers
- The Department of Engineering & Technology Announces the National Science Foundation Funded SPIRIT: Scholarship Program!
- Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Graduates & outstanding students that made the
Dean's List! Please view our students academic accomplishments!
- The Kimmel School plans to offer the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree program at Biltmore Park beginning in the Fall 2014 Semester!
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) Brochure (PDF)
- The Kimmel School is offering the Master of Science in Technology (MST) degree program at Biltmore Park! For more information about the program, please see the links below.
Learn by Doing: Project-Based Learning
Project-based learning is an integral part of the curriculum. Our students will get a strong foundation in academic studies and hands-on experience by working on real projects. Our students graduate with the technical skills they will need in their careers; and the ability to work as members of a team, to set priorities and achieve goals and to solve problems that require a multidisciplinary approach.
Our industry-experienced faculty members are with you, in classrooms and labs, on campus or online, offering instruction, academic advising and extra assistance when you need it. You will have access to a full range of facilities and equipment as you work on your assignments and projects, often with a team of students and project sponsors or business partners to support your progress.
Our offices are located in the Belk Building, which, along with the Center for Applied Technology, houses classrooms and laboratories. These include the Optoelectronics Lab, Automations Lab, Construction Estimating and Surveying Lab and the Engineering Design Lab, among others.
Visit the School
Come visit the Kimmel School at WCU to learn more about what the school is doing as a leader in higher education and as a partner in technology-led economic development throughout the region.