Engineering underpins nearly everything you interact with: smartphones, computers, roads, bridges, medicines, motor vehicles and more. The College of Engineering at NC State has 9 highly ranked, accredited departments offering 18 bachelor’s, 21 master’s and 13 doctoral degrees in engineering and computer science fields and is affiliated with three engineering departments in other colleges.
NC State engineering integrates education and research, led by our world-class faculty. Our students learn from and work with these experts in state-of-the-art facilities, including Hunt Library and (soon) the Fitts-Woolard Hall. And our students have access to advanced computing resources.
That signature combination of elite academics, award-winning faculty and groundbreaking research makes NC State engineering a first-class educational experience for graduate and undergraduate students alike.
Supporting Our Students
Women and Minorities in Engineering
We do more than encourage members of underrepresented groups to consider careers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences — our Women and Minorities in Engineering programs also offer the support to build those careers. Students connect with professional and peer mentors, share living and learning villages that foster community, and tap into resources that prepare them to succeed as students and thrive in industry or graduate school.
Education With Impact
Research as Recruitment
Summer research experiences strengthen student skills, help recruit graduate students
Katie Berkowitz said she was thrilled when she learned that she was accepted to an REU in NC State’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in 2017, and she started her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at NC State in fall 2019.
As an engineering student at NC State, you’ll have myriad opportunities to bring what you learn in the classroom to life in the real world.
Our Cooperative Education Program gives students the opportunity to work for industry-leading companies, earning course credit and money at the same time. NC State students completed 1,300 co-op rotations during the 2014-15 academic year, and many of them went on to full-time, post-graduate jobs with their co-op employers.
Centennial Campus, the research campus our college calls home, also offers students access to internships with more than 70 business, industry, government and nonprofit partners. Our strong relationships with employers at Research Triangle Park and elsewhere also lead to internship opportunities, and the biannual Engineering Career Fair at NC State is a great place for our students to meet prospective employers.
First Year Engineering Design Day and senior design courses serve as bookend opportunities for undergraduate engineering students to show what they’ve learned. At the design day, first-year students compete as they work on a set of common engineering challenges: building hovercrafts, precision launchers, concrete canoes and more.
Senior design classes carry that maker spirit across a full academic year. In each department, students find and execute creative solutions to real companies’ problems. Those projects have yielded startup companies, exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of Art and research projects that live on beyond the academic year.
#12 in the U.S.
In the 2019 US News & World Report rankings of graduate engineering programs, the NC State College of Engineering ranked 12th among public engineering schools for a second straight year.Explore Our Departments
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Research is part of the educational experience here, from freshman year through commencement.
With 14 programs in eight countries, we offer ample opportunity to get international experience.