North Carolina State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Nanoengineering Master of Computer Science
Master of Engineering Master of Civil Engineering
MS in Aerospace Engineering Master of Environmental Engineering
MS in Chemical Engineering Master of Mechanical Science & Engineering
MS in Computer Engineeing Master of Nuclear Engineering
MS in Computer Networks Master of Industrial Engineering
MS in Electrical Engineering Master of Integrated Manufacturing Engineering
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

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.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 15
Concentrations offered
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Environmental/Environmental Health
Chemical Industrial/Manufacturing
Civil Materials
Computer Engineering Mechanical
Computer Science Nuclear
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 30


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 120 full-time; 6 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 120
Average experience teaching online courses 10 years
National Academy of Engineering members 1%
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 6 full-time; 12 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 60
Maximum class size 84

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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