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Get the Most out of Your College Degree: Recap from McNeese State University’s Engineering and Computer Science Hangout

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Rachel Rollins

As international students, you deserve every opportunity to succeed in the US. You deserve to afford your education, have attentive teachers, knowledgeable advisors, and have hands-on learning experiences that will give you the tools you need to succeed after you graduate.  At McNeese State University, you will receive the most out of your US education with a personal touch! If you missed MSU’s hangout, here is a quick recap of how you can get the most our of your college degree at MSU in their Engineering and Computer Science programs!

McNeese State University offers students excellent programs with their small class sizes and knowledgeable professors. You also know that you are receiving a high quality education because each program at MSU is accredited. MSU’s national accreditation (ABET) for Engineering verifies that MSU’s professors, syllabus and labs are all up-to-date to ensure that you are receiving the most up to date information and learning from the best!

McNeese State University cares a lot about their international students and are very proud of their student’s success. Their faculty and advisors want to make sure that you have the best experience at MSU by providing you with the best possible service. From assisting with paperwork to helping you find the perfect internship, they are there to guide you all the way through the postgraduate work authorization programs. Their OPT programs allow you to stay in the US for one year after graduation, and their STEM extension program allow you to stay in the US for up to twenty-four months! That means you could possibly stay and work in the US up to three years after you graduate from MSU!

McNeese State University is also an affordable option, allowing international students to pay  the same tuition as students that live-in state, which is a significantly low price! The cost of living is also very low compared with other regions and cities across the US. There are also a variety of scholarships available at MSU, especially when pursuing an undergraduate degree. Students can expect to receive an average award amount of up to $10,000 per year!

At McNeese State University the College of Engineering and Computer Science is broken into the departments of:

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Mechanical Engineering (CCME)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science (EECS)

Students that choose to enter the College of Engineering and Computer Science must complete 128 credit hours to receive their degree. The goal of the College is for you to receive a job after graduation, so many of their programs require that you earn a minor for specialized jobs. To earn a minor is an additional 18 credit hours.

What you can expect from the College is applied learning. Students at the College learn how to operate their state-of-the-art industrial lab equipment on campus for real-life preparation. The College is geared for practical training by incorporating a real lab environment, internships, and projects that encourage students to design their own technology or research. In fact, many of their students enter national competitions for their projects at MSU! Last year, engineering students, including two international students, won the CITGO Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) Nautilus Exploration Program National Challenge!   

Learn more about McNeese State University‘s state-of-the-art lab equipment, program descriptions, scholarships and more by watching the video below! Check-out MSU’s other hangouts Science Majors with Real Career Opportunities and Info Session.

Written by Rachel Rollins

Marketing Coordinator Rachel joined EIC in 2016 after graduating from the University of North Florida. Her engagements at her campus, and community have only influenced her to continuously learn and understand her surroundings and beyond.

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