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Engineering education close to home

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The College of Engineering’s teaching programs extend beyond just NC State’s campus in Raleigh.

Students from the Mountains to the Piedmont to the Coast can start their undergraduate degree at a different North Carolina college or university and complete it in Raleigh through a 2+2 or 3+2 program (either two or three years of coursework on a different campus before transferring to NC State for the final two years — in a 3+2, the student earns a bachelor’s degree in another subject from the home institution and an engineering degree from NC State). Or they can complete their entire coursework closer to home in a site-based program.

And with Engineering Online, students can earn their master’s degree in engineering or computer science from anywhere in the world.


While many North Carolina community college students transfer into the College of Engineering, the Craven Community College in Havelock offers the only 2+2 engineering program at a community college. The program also benefits from oversight by College of Engineering employees.


Students in the 3+2 program will finish with an NC State engineering bachelor’s degree and a bachelor’s degree from Elon University in areas including engineering physics, engineering mathematics, environmental science / environmental engineering, bio-physics / biomedical engineering, chemistry / chemical engineering or computer science / engineering.


Students in the 3+2 program earn a B.S. in chemistry, computer science or mathematics at Fayetteville State University and a B.S. in chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering or civil engineering from NC State.


Students in the MES program earn a B.S. with a concentration in mechanical engineering systems at Craven Community College in Havelock. Courses are taught remotely by College faculty members in Raleigh and in-person by faculty members on site.


3+2 students at this women’s college in Raleigh can earn a B.S. from Meredith College in chemistry, mathematics or computer science and an engineering degree a mile down Hillsborough Street at NC State.


Students at UNC Asheville work remotely (in real time) with NC State faculty members in Raleigh to earn a joint B.S. in engineering degree with a mechatronics concentration, which blends mechanical, electrical and computer engineering for the precision control of electromechanical systems. A 2+2 program is also offered.


In the Physics+Electrical Engineering or Math+Computer Science 3+2 programs, students start in the North Carolina Central University Department of Mathematics and Physics in Durham and finish in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State.


This 3+2 program allows students to finish with a degree from UNC Pembroke in physics and a degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering from NC State, or a degree in geo-environmental studies from UNC Pembroke and a degree in either civil or environmental engineering from NC State.


This 2+2 program starts at UNC Wilmington and finishes in Raleigh,
with students earning a B.S. degree in the engineering discipline of their choice from NC State working remotely in real time with College of Engineering faculty members.

Return to contents or download the Spring / Summer 2021 NC State Engineering magazine (PDF, 52.0 MB).

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