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North Carolina State University


Online Engineering Program

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Quick Facts

Online master's in engineering degree programs: 15


Full time tuition in-state (per credit) $352
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $726
Part time tuition in-state (per credit) $352
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit) $726


Total online enrollment: 663
78% Male / 22% Female
Average age for new entrants: 32 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 85%


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
69% accepted

Financial Aid Available

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants or scholarships) available: No

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School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: The online classes are the same as the on campus in terms of content, academic rigor and requirements. Lectures of on campus classes are captured and delivered to online students approximately 15-30 minutes after conclusion of on campus class. No residency or thesis requirements for degree programs.
Average class size: 60
Maximum class size: 84


Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 3.0 years
Percent of students who graduate within 3 years (2012-2013) 90%
New student retention rate (2012-2013): 95%
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered: 30
Same curricula for online and campus students: All
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.: Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: 2
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students: Minority
Class participation graded: No
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Students and proctors must sign academic integrity forms stating that they have followed the directions and time limit specified for exams. Specific policies related to selection of the proctor and proctor's responsibilities have been developed and closely monitored.
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes


Instructors who are elected members of National Academy of Engineering: 1%
Average online teaching experience: 10 years
Tenured or tenure-track faculty: 120
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 100% full-time
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 120 full-time
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 100% part-time
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: All

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labs, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
Required Internet connection: 256k
24-7 live tech support: No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 6 full-time
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 12 part-time

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, Mentoring, Technical supportY, Live tutoring, Writing workshops

Student Body

American Indian: 0.2%
Asian: 8.3%
Black or African American: 4.2%
Hispanic: 2.1%
Two or more races: 5.6%
International: 6.5%
Pacific Islander: N/A
Unknown: 2.1%
White: 71.0%
Students who are employed when first enrolling: 100%


Engineering-related undergraduate coursework requirement: Yes, always
Engineering-related undergraduate degree requirement: Yes, always
Engineering-related work experience requirement: No
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA: 100%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40
Entrants providing GRE scores 50%
Average GRE score: N/A, N/A
Application essay required: Yes
Letters of recommendation required: 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts required: 3
Admits applicants living abroad: Yes


Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: Yes
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: No

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