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About the College

The College of Engineering at NC State is one of the world's finest engineering and computer science schools dedicated to creating an environment in which our faculty and students can excel.

Commitment to Excellence

Ever-changing technologies make this an exciting time for a career in engineering, and our highly ranked College knows how to prepare students for those careers. With more than 9,100 undergraduate and graduate students, the College is the largest of any college at NC State, offering 18 bachelor’s, 21 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs.

In academic departments, state-of-the-art laboratories and research centers, faculty and students—both undergraduates and graduates—engage in vital areas of research and technology transfer, pursuing some of the most important education initiatives and engineering research of our time in energy, health care, computer systems, nanotechnology and other important and emerging fields. Our extension and outreach programs share the fruits of many of those initiatives and research with the community.

The College's commitment to excellence is evidenced by the success of our faculty and students. Each year, faculty members receive numerous professional awards for their teaching and technological achievements, and our graduates find top-notch careers in research and development, design, production and management. Many of our 53,000 alumni hold leadership positions in organizations around the world.

Students who choose the College of Engineering at NC State for their education choose success.

Centennial Campus

Sunrise on Centennial Campus (Photo: Roger Winstead)

Much of the College's academic, research and entrepreneurial activities happen in an innovative setting, Centennial Campus, that's become a model for university campuses everywhere. Located on a 1,334-acre site adjacent to NC State's main campus, Centennial is home to more than 130 companies, government agencies, NC State research and academic units and the state-of the-art James B. Hunt Jr. Library. More than 2,200 corporate and government employees work at the campus alongside more than 3,400 faculty, staff and students.

Engineering has a large footprint on the campus, including three dedicated buildings housing six departments, the Monteith Engineering Research Center, the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, the Constructed Facilities Laboratory, and the FREEDM System Center, which is in the Keystone Science Center. Centennial Campus puts academic buildings in close proximity to companies such as ABB and Juniper Networks, providing an environment where students and faculty collaborate with industry and government agencies.