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Master | Engineering

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

The Master of Engineering distance education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering or a closely related field who wish to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. It is a 30-credit-hour degree program that does not require a thesis, final oral exam or on-campus residency. The Master of Engineering allows a student to put together his/her own degree plan that best meets his/her career or employment goals. Courses must be taken from at least two engineering disciplines to create a general degree program.

The Master of Engineering degree program was created to address the needs of students whose schedule or location does not allow on-campus study. Convenience and flexibility are the key advantages of the degree program that can be earned totally at a distance with no GRE, thesis, or final oral exam requirements. The Master of Engineering allows a student to put together his/her own degree plan that best meets his/her career or employment goals.

Engineering Online at NC State is responsible for delivering course content of the Master of Engineering degree program.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or related sciences. Individuals who do not have an undergraduate degree in these areas will have to complete certain prerequisites before being admitted to the program.
  • Must have completed an engineering-based calculus series including differential equations prior to applying to the program.
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • GRE scores are not required BUT are highly preferable.
  • All international applicants must take the TOEFL or IELTS exams (no more than two years old) unless they have completed one year of study in the United States, Canada or Great Britain.
  • All international applicants must provide an officially translated transcript certifying course-by-course equivalence with USA grading system and the cumulative GPA from one of the accredited foreign credential evaluation services (NACES “National Association of Credential Evaluation Services”).
  • A completed online application.
  • Official transcripts of all universities or colleges attended.
  • A personal statement.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.

PLAN OF STUDY

  • Completion of 30 credit hours of graduate level courses with an overall grade-point average of 3.0.
  • All classes must be graded, NOT audited; in other words, all 30 hours must be in graded classes.
  • Completion of 21 hours of engineering classes with at least 18 hours taken from the College of Engineering Online classes and from more than one engineering discipline or computer science.
  • The remaining 9 hours are Online classes, except approved transfer credits, in science related classes, business, math or engineering management,
  • Must take a minimum of three (3) courses from a single specialty area.
  • The subplan area will appear on the student’s transcript if five (5) courses are taken in that specialty area. No more than six (6) classes will be allowed in a single area. Splitting the POW between 2 disciplines (5+5 in each) IS NOT ALLOWED, ONLY ONE concentration area is allowed. All subplan area classes MUST be taken from the College of Engineering at NC State University, transfer classes will not count for concentration area.
  • The subplan areas available for the Master of Engineering degree are (note that there is no concentration in Civil Engineering):
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • and Engineering (undesignated).
  • Completion of the degree program within six years, and except for summer sessions, a student must remain continuously enrolled for a minimum of one course per fall and spring semesters until graduation. A leave of absence can be granted for two semesters under reasonable justification.
  • No thesis or on-campus residency requirements.
  • Completion of a graduate Plan of Work (POW) after the completion of 15 hours of NC State credit taken in the Engineering Online program and submitted to the Graduate Program Director.
To earn the Master of Engineering degree, the student must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level courses with an overall grade-point average of 3.0. Courses must be taken from at least two engineering disciplines to create a general degree program. The individually designed Program of Work must be approved by the Graduate Program Director after the completion of 15 credit hours. A minimum of 18 of the 30 credit hours must be completed with courses offered by NC State's College of Engineering.

Tuition Level: Graduate - Engineering

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $445.66
Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $13,369.80

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,041.66
Total Estimated Cost for 30 Credits Completed at NC State: $31,249.80

Approximate cost per semester: $4,010.94 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallJun 25
SpringNov 25
Summer 1Mar 25

Lori Kazura

Graduate Services Coordinator

College of Engineering

Master of Engineering Online

919.515.2622
lgdann@ncsu.edu

Robyn Fillinger

Director of Graduate Programs and Student Services

College of Engineering


rfillin@ncsu.edu

Dr. Mohamed A. Bourham

Director of Graduate Programs

College of Engineering

Master of Engineering Online

919-515-7662
bourham@ncsu.edu