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Engineering and Computing

Students who are studying engineering or computer sciences and are interested in expanding their skills outside the classroom join this community.

At a Glance

  • Made up of engineering and computing students
  • Students live in Bates West
  • Take classes with your peers in the same field of study


What Makes This Community Different

Students in this community have access to opportunities that will improve their experience at Carolina and prepare them for their careers after graduation.

  • Participate in hands-on, collaborative learning.
  • Pursue your academic interests outside the classroom.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to interact with faculty members in your field of interest.


Take Courses With Your Peers

Engineering and Computing Community students can take classes called linked courses with the peers who live around them and share their interests.

Engineering and Computing Community Linked Courses

  • MATH 115 or MATH 141 (based on placement)

Students the community who take these courses will be in the same class sections and live on the same floor together in Engineering and Computer Community housing. 

Take Your Math Placement Test

To apply for math course placement, complete your Math Placement Test before housing applications are due. All engineering and computer science sceiences must take a Math Placement Test.

Why Linked Courses

Research shows students who take courses within their learning community are more likely to take ownership of their academic career and be more engaged with their community.


Community Types

Associated Community

These are smaller learning communities within residence halls focused on an area of study or student interest. Students in these communities will meet others who share their interests, and have unique opportunities to pursue those interests outside of the classroom.

Linked Course Community

These are academically focused communities where students live near each other and take major classes together. This helps students connect with others who have similar interests, gives them an opportunity to form relationships outside the classroom and gives them access to academic support when they need it.


Applying to Join This Community

Is this the living learning community for you?

Incoming Students: You'll apply as part of your housing application, available on Self-Service Carolina.

Returning Students: Fill out a university housing interest form (available Oct. 1 – 31).