Engineering School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#20 in Chemical Engineering
#26 in Civil Engineering
#27 in Computer Engineering
#20 in Materials Engineering
#35 in Mechanical Engineering
#5 in Nuclear Engineering
Engineering School Overview
The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University--Raleigh has an application deadline of June 25. The application fee is $65 for U.S. residents and $75 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $6,883 per year (in-state); full-time: $18,931 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $5,162 per year (in-state); and part-time: $14,198 per year (out-of-state). The 2012 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 2.6:1. The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University--Raleigh has 328 full-time faculty on staff.
Graduate students at North Carolina State University’s School of Engineering can partner with faculty and outside researchers to explore topics ranging from textile engineering to renewable energy at one of nearly 30 research centers, laboratories, and institutes housed at the school’s Raleigh campus. Among the research centers at NC State’s engineering school is the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, which conducts research programs in cognitive and evolutionary robotics, medical robotics and biorobotics, and intelligent sensing and control.
The diverse range of research opportunities complements the degree offerings at NC State’s School of Engineering. Graduate students can earn a master’s degrees in more than 15 different areas, including biomedical engineering, civil engineering, and aerospace engineering. The school also offers more than a dozen different online master’s degree programs, and many of the engineering departments have Ph.D. tracks for students attending classes in person.
In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at NC State can participate in student groups such as the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program, or Engineering Place, an outreach program to educate students from grade school to undergrad on the possibilities of the engineering field. The school also has special interest groups that include minority engineering programs and Women in Engineering. Several professional societies also have student chapters at NC State.
Notable alumni from NC State’s School of Engineering include Gayle Lanier, vice president and general manager of Nortel Knowledge Services, and Charles Manning, former head of the materials engineering group for NASA’s Langley Advanced Materials Research Program.
|Application deadline (U.S. residents)||June 25|
|Application fee (U.S. residents)||$65|
|Application deadline (international students)||March 1|
|Application fee (international students)||$75|
|Ph.D. student/faculty ratio||2.6:1|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
Full-time: $6,883 per year (in-state)
|Required fees||$2,185 per year|
* Engineering School Overview details based on 2012 data