Graduate students drive research in the College of Engineering at NC State. The College is known nationally for innovative graduate degree offerings, a world-renowned faculty and groundbreaking collaborative research initiatives. More than 3,000 students are enrolled in our 13 doctoral and 21 master’s degree programs. The College also offers 16 distance education master's degrees and two graduate certificates through Engineering Online.
Graduate Students in the College of Engineering
Graduate students in the College of Engineering play key roles in the important work that takes place in our departments and more than 20 centers, institutes and labs, including two active National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — ASSIST and FREEDM.
They closely interact with our award-winning faculty members who stand among the best in the nation — 3 National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients, 18 National Academy of Engineering members and 2 Directors of National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers.
They work and study in the state-of-the-art James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus; gain valuable experience through teaching assistantships; and connect with future employers at the NC State Engineering Career Fair, one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. After graduation, our students go on to top-notch positions in industry, academia and research laboratories.
Virtual and Augmented Realty Lab | Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. Karen Boru Chen’s work in the field of human factors engineering explores how people interact with different types of systems — and how to make those systems safer and more efficient.
The 2020 US News & World Report ranks NC State’s Engineering Online seventh nationally on the list of Best Online Engineering Programs and 15th on the list of Best Computer Information Technology Programs.