ABET-Accredited Degree Programs

The ABET organization accredits post-secondary education programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing engineering and engineering technology.

NC State University has 18 ABET-accredited degree programs. The links below provide information on each program's accreditation status, program educational objectives, learning outcomes and enrollment and degrees awarded.

Bell Tower in the spring

Aerospace Engineering

Bryant, Weisler and Stewart (from left to right), with a prototype of the EagleRay.

The NC State Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years after graduation, alumni of the Aerospace Engineering program will achieve the following:

  1. Contribute to solving the engineering challenges that face our society.
  2. Lead successful and productive careers in the engineering fields and/or pursue further study in engineering or other fields such as medicine, business and law.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 302
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 49
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B.S.E. with a Concentration in Mechanical Engineering Systems

NC State University/Craven Community College

The NC State Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Systems program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Graduates of the B.S.E. with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Systems program will attain the following objectives within three to five of graduating:

  1. Be engaged in the professional practice of engineering or be enrolled in graduate school.
  2. Establish themselves as problem solvers in the workplace through the practical application of engineering and systems knowledge and skills.
  3. Function effectively in a professional environment by utilizing written and oral communication, teamwork, project management and leadership skills and their ability to view their own work in a broader context.
  4. Continuously improve and expand their technical and professional skills through formal study, as well as through informal means.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 19
2014 –15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 7
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Biological Engineering

Dr. Praveen Kolar explains to doctoral student Yiying Zhu selective adsorption of p-cresol on biochar.

The NC State Biological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within the first five years following graduation, NC State’s Biological Engineering graduates will achieve the following:

  1. Excel in their careers or in graduate school by applying their knowledge of engineering principles, processes and procedures.
  2. Practice engineering professionally and ethically.
  3. Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  4. Be engaged in life-long learning and professional development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 193
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 55
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Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering

Biomedical engineering students work in Dr. Elizabeth Loboa's lab on Centennial Campus. Photo by Marc Hall, 2013

The UNC/NC State Joint Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

The educational objectives of the UNC/NC State Joint Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering program are to prepare its graduates to do the following:

  1. Pursue advanced studies in biomedical engineering or other disciplines.
  2. Meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the biomedical engineering workplace or in other professional careers.
  3. Continue to learn and to adapt to evolving technology and changing career opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 318
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 31
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Biomedical Engineering

Students work in the GAIT lab in the Rehabilition Engineering department on Centennial Campus. Photo by Marc Hall

The NC State Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

The graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program will attain the following during a few years after graduation:

  1. Pursue advanced studies in biomedical engineering or in other disciplines.
  2. Meet or exceed the expectations of their employers in the biomedical engineering workplace or in other professional careers.
  3. Continue to learn and to adapt to evolving technology and changing career opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 388
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 50
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Chemical Engineering

Students work in the lab of Dr. Michael Dickey. Photo by Marc Hall

The NC State Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

The Chemical Engineering program is preparing its graduates to do the following:

  1. Excel in engineering practices and/or entrepreneurship in various industries, including petrochemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, environmental, semi-conductor, pulp and paper, advanced materials and health care industries.
  2. Advance professionally in positions of increasing leadership responsibilities in their chosen career fields.
  3. Earn an advanced degree or certification leading to a career in academia, law, medicine or research and development.
  4. Exhibit professionalism, a habit of continual learning, interest in contemporary issues of importance to society, appreciation of the impact of engineering development in society and ethical responsibility — particularly in the context of environmental protection, process/product safety, financial accountability and community well-being.

Student Learning Outcomes

By graduation, our students are able to

  1. Apply knowledge and information in addressing basic science and engineering questions related to
    • mass and energy balance principles,
    • thermodynamics,
    • transport phenomena,
    • kinetics and reactor design,
    • control of processes and
    • engineering design of unit processes that can be used in manufacturing facilities.
  2. Utilize a full range of chemical engineering techniques
    • to design at least one manufacturing facility or
    • perform a comprehensive analysis for a scenario with significant application of chemical engineering principles within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  3. Demonstrate experimental skills to test science and engineering principles learned in the classroom, including the design of experiments.
  4. Demonstrate broader professional skills needed for professional success, including
    • ethics and professional responsibilities,
    • oral communications,
    • activities in team structures and
    • understanding of the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  5. Write clear professional documents, including technical reports, summaries and/or research papers.
  6. Demonstrate a broader knowledge in a leading-edge or emerging field or in another discipline beside chemical engineering through completion of either
    • a dual degree, a minor or a program option; or
    • one honors or graduate-level class in Chemical Engineering or another technical discipline.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 649
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 172
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Civil Engineering

Postdoctoral researcher Jason Patskoski specializes in water resources and civil infrastructure systems modeling. Here he reviews results of a water distribution system leak detection algorithm.

The NC State Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Civil Engineering Program will do the following:

  1. Function successfully in a professional environment by utilizing and enhancing their problem-solving and communication skills.
  2. Continue learning through graduate or other professional education and obtaining licensure where appropriate.
  3. Function in team-oriented, multidisciplinary open-ended engineering activities considering the societal and economic impacts of engineering decisions and the professional and ethical responsibilities of civil engineers.
  4. Promote organizational success with consideration of cost and time management while practicing and promoting ethical behavior and stewardship of a sustainable environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 545
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 116
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Computer Engineering

Dr. Alper Bozkurt does his research on Centennial Campus in EBII.

The NC State Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

The graduates of the Computer Engineering (CPE) undergraduate program will attain the following within few years after graduation:

  1. Productive and successful practice of their computer engineering background in a diverse range of careers.
  2. Continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills through formal and informal means and flexibility in adapting to the changes in economic and technological environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment, Not Including Double Majors 383
Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment, Including Double Majors 547
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 98
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Computer Science

computers

The NC State Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years after graduation, alumni of the CSC program will do the following:

  1. Apply their knowledge of computer science to problems encountered in their professional careers or in pursuit of advanced degrees.
  2. Use evolving technologies, analytical thinking and design to address contemporary issues.
  3. Communicate well orally and in writing, interact professionally and work effectively on multidisciplinary teams to achieve project objectives.
  4. Uphold high ethical standards, including concern for the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  5. Engage in lifelong learning to enhance their professional capabilities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, Computer Science students at NC State will

  1. Be competent in theoretical and mathematical foundations of computer science and be able to
    1. apply fundamental concepts of discrete mathematics such as logic, proofs, set theory, relations, functions and combinatorics to model computational problems;
    2. demonstrate the application of abstract structures such as graphs, finite state machines and recurrence relations to the solution of computer science problems;
    3. analyze and evaluate comparative performance of algorithms and data structures appropriate to solving computer science problems; and
    4. apply concepts related to data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, arrays, graphs, trees, heaps and hashing to design and create algorithms.
  2. Be proficient in one programming language and have a basic knowledge of several others and be able to
    1. write efficient solutions to specific problems using an object-oriented programming language,
    2. write programs in assembly language and
    3. write programs in a procedural programming language.
  3. Understand the hardware and software architecture of computer systems and be able to
    1. explain the function and interaction of computer processing units, memories and input/output devices;
    2. define and explain elements of operating systems such as memory management, process scheduling, synchronization and interaction and input/output devices; and
    3. distinguish computer network elements and understand issues related to computer security.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to participate in professional practices related to software engineering and be able to
    1. negotiate, clarify and document customer requirements;
    2. apply knowledge of fundamental algorithms, programming language concepts and design patterns to determine an overall design for a software system;
    3. implement a fully specified system;
    4. test a fully specified system; and
    5. plan and monitor the progress of software projects to ensure on-time delivery of a  high-quality system.
  5. Be able to communicate effectively about computer science-related topics and be able to
    1. deliver an audience-sensitive oral technical presentation,
    2. write an audience-sensitive technical document and
    3. contribute effectively on software-based system development teams.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to be responsible practitioners of computer science and understand the social and ethical implications of computing and be able to
    1. demonstrate ways in which computers pose new ethical questions or pose new versions of standards, moral problems and dilemmas; and
    2. recognize and, when appropriate, resolve ethical problems or dilemmas related to the computing profession.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 841
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 167
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Construction Engineering

Ph.D. student Gabby Haro (right) and undergraduate research assistant Luis Angel (left) examining a concrete wall section after a simulated earthquake at the Constructed Facilities Lab on Centennial Campus.

The NC State Construction Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Construction Engineering Program will do the following:

  1. Function successfully in careers emphasizing application of construction engineering and management principles with the ability to solve a broad set of engineering problems in construction.
  2. Practice construction engineering including the design and management of the construction process to achieve needed safety, quality, durability, sustainability and economic objectives.
  3. Function in team-oriented, multi-disciplinary, open-ended engineering activities considering the societal and economic impacts of construction and the professional and ethical responsibilities of the construction engineer.
  4. Engage in life-long learning through graduate study, self-study or continuing education; pursue licensure; provide mentoring to those under their supervision and influence; and provide leadership in their employment organizations, industry associations and professional societies.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 64
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 27
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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering researchers working in FREEDM lab

The NC State Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

The graduates of the Electrical Engineering (EE) program are expected to attain the following within a few years after graduation:

  1. Productive and successful practice of their electrical engineering background in  a diverse range of careers.
  2. Continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills through formal and informal means and flexibility in adapting to the changes in economic and technological environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment, Not Including Double Majors 590
Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment, Including Double Majors 750
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 170
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Environmental Engineering

Ling Wang is a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering. Here she is preparing samples for DNA sequencing to determine the microbial communities present in anaerobic reactors converting grease waste to methane.

The NC State Environmental Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Environmental Engineering program will do the following:

  1. Function successfully in a professional environment by utilizing and enhancing their problem-solving and communication skills.
  2. Continue learning through graduate or other professional education and obtaining licensure where appropriate.
  3. Promote organizational success with consideration of cost and time management and demonstrate global and societal awareness while practicing and promoting ethical behavior and stewardship of a sustainable environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 137
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 22
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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Drs. Anita Vila-Parrish (left) and Julie Ivy are among about 20 NC State faculty members and graduate students working in health systems engineering.

The NC State Industrial and Systems Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Alumni of the Industrial and Systems Engineering program will achieve careers of technical excellence and demonstrate professional leadership in the workplace and society through the following:

  1. Applying the discipline’s body of knowledge to the design and management of systems, products and processes by working effectively with multiple constraints and understanding the importance of time and cost.
  2. Contributing meaningfully to team efforts in the workplace; understanding the economic, societal and ethical impacts of their decisions; and communicating effectively with all stakeholders in these decisions.
  3. Adapting to changes in technology and our global society over the course of their professional lives by continuous learning through varied work assignments, advanced degrees, professional training programs and independent study.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 317
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 70
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Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Jay Jagdish Narayan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, works with graduate students in his lab in EBI.

The NC State Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

With the background knowledge in science, engineering, critical thinking and teamwork provided by the MSE curriculum, our alumni are expected to achieve one or more of the following within five years of graduation:

  1. Practice materials engineering in appropriate academic, industrial, government or entrepreneurial organizations.
  2. Earn an advanced degree, such as M.S., Ph.D. or M.B.A., leading to a career in academia, research and development or technical management.
  3. Be promoted into leadership roles in their chosen career.
  4. Demonstrate by their participation in technical societies, community service and professional activities a high degree of service and ethical responsibility to their professional field and the community.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 153
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 31
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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering's Bryon Spells (right) points out recent welding work to SolarPack teammates while checking on the progress of their car at Eastern Rod and Customs.

The NC State Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years after graduation, alumni of the Mechanical Engineering program will do the following:

  1. Contribute to solving the engineering challenges that face our society.
  2. Lead successful and productive careers in the engineering fields and/or pursue further study in engineering or other fields such as medicine, business and law.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 952
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 167
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Mechatronics

Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow's team's robot cars used to simulate driving in his EB2 lab. (Photo: Roger Winstead, 2010)

The UNC-Asheville/NC State Joint B.S. in Engineering, Mechatronics Concentration (JEM) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years of graduation, successful alumni of the UNC-Asheville/NC State Joint B.S. in Engineering, Mechatronics Concentration (JEM) degree should do the following:

  1. Attain productive professional careers in mechatronics engineering or related fields.
  2. Function in the workplace with appropriate professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. Make decisions with accountability for the social and environmental impact of their engineering practices.
  4. Interact effectively with a diversity of individuals while viewing their own work in the broader context of our global society.
  5. Attain technical excellence by engaging in life-long learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

C. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

D. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

E. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

G. An ability to communicate effectively.

H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

I. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

J. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

K. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 94
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 14
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Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering students work in the Nuclear reactor control room in Burlington Labs.

The NC State Nuclear Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years after graduation, alumni of the Nuclear Engineering program will attain the following:

  1. A track record of solving technical challenges facing the field of nuclear engineering through the detailed process of engineering design and the advance of nuclear engineering practice and research.
  2. A reputation of adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards in the field, holding both the societal and environmental impact of their field’s practices in the highest regard.
  3. Written and oral communication skills that are highly effective in a diverse, cross-disciplinary and global community of colleagues and stake holders.
  4. The professional responsibility of continued self-improvement and education through professional licensing, graduate and professional education and continued lifelong learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 153
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 42
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Paper Science and Engineering

Paper science and engineering student Nelessa Lewis at the Pulp and Paper lab.

The NC State Paper Science and Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years after graduation, alumni of the Paper Science and Engineering program at NC State University will be the following:

  1. Effective engineers and leaders in the paper, chemical process and related industries.
  2. Professionals who act in a safe and ethical manner.
  3. Lifelong learners who pursue opportunities to continue their education.

Student Learning Outcomes

    1. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics.
    2. An ability to apply a knowledge of science and engineering
  1. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  2. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  3. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  4. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  5. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively.
  7. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  8. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  9. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  10. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 179
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 21
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Textile Engineering

College of Textiles students work on a project in the textile engineering lab.

The NC State Textile Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Below you will find program educational objectives (PEOs), student learning outcomes and recent enrollment and graduation information.

PEOs

Within a few years after graduation, alumni from the Textile Engineering program will have attained the following:

  1. Recognized contributions in the workplace that involve creative and critical thinking in applying the discipline’s body of knowledge and for tackling contemporary issues and engineering challenges that face our global society.
  2. A reputation of problem-solving in a professional, ethical and safe manner.
  3. Established communication and teaming skills in a professional environment.
  4. Evidence of continuous learning through seeking educational and developmental opportunities and by adapting to ever-changing economic, social and technological environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Enrollment 131
2014–15 Undergraduate Degrees Awarded 26
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