North Carolina State University

Online Engineering Program


Online Engineering Program - Veterans

North Carolina State University is a public school located in Raleigh, N.C. The university is the fourth largest in North Carolina, with more than 100 programs to major in on-campus. The online school offers an MBA that includes the same technology focus as the on-campus MBA, as well as two residence periods during where students meet faculty and other students.

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Quick Facts

Online master's in engineering degree programs: 15


Full time tuition in-state (per credit): $385
Full time tuition out-of-state (per credit): $870
Part time tuition in-state (per credit): $385
Part time tuition out-of-state (per credit): $870
Total program graduates (2014-2015): 167
Total program cost (full-time, in-state): $11,550
Total program cost (full-time, out-of-state): $26,100
Total program cost (part-time, in-state): $11,550
Total program cost (part-time, out-of-state): $26,100


Total online enrollment: 659
83% Male / 17% Female
Average age for new entrants: 29 years
Percent of new students sponsored by employer: 90%


Application deadline (U.S. residents): June 25
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: N/A
Maximum class size: 40


Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate: 3 years
New student retention rate (2013-2014): N/A
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered: 100
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: N/A
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
Three-year graduation rate (2014-2015): 31%

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
Students review and sign an ethics statement: Yes
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: Yes


Average online teaching experience: 12 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: 123 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 labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y
ADA compliance: Individual faculty held responsible

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Broadband
24-7 live tech support: No
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
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

International students: 8%
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: 3.35
Entrants providing GRE scores: 32%
Average GRE score: 159 quantitative, 154 verbal
Application essay required: Yes
Letters of recommendation required: 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts required: 3
Admits applicants living abroad: 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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