A Best Value Proposition

At NC State, you’ll be part of a university that is nationally and internationally ranked for its academic programs and research opportunities.

> Our Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the largest in North Carolina and one of the largest in the nation.
> MAE education is hands-on. We have new facilities and labs on Centennial Campus, and extensive industry partnerships.
> Our faculty are all active in research. 100% of them are in the classroom to bring their discoveries to you first.
> Nearly 1700 students are enrolled in our challenging and highly ranked undergraduate and graduate programs.

NC State is consistently ranked one of the top values in higher education. Value is where quality and affordability meet.

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor of Science degrees)

We are proud of our high-quality undergraduate programs. We invite the best and the brightest to apply, and we mentor each student individually through graduation. Our students have many opportunities for professional growth, including undergraduate research, co-op work experience, study abroad, and membership in professional societies.

Application for admission to NC State is handled at the university level.  Once admitted and enrolled, students apply to join the MAE department by meeting the College of Engineering’s Change of Degree Application (CODA) requirements- see the CODA Statistics here.

Graduate Programs (Master’s and Ph.D. degrees)

Our graduate programs offer research degrees at the master’s and Ph.D. levels, with the opportunity to specialize in a wide range of topics in mechanical and aerospace engineering. We also offer non-thesis master’s degrees both on campus and online. Students can earn a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering or a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree without ever setting foot on campus.

Application to NC State is handled at the university level by The Graduate School. In addition, please follow the department’s MAE Graduate Admission procedures to be considered for admission into one of its master’s or Ph.D. programs. MAE admission resources can be found below and on the MAE Graduate Admissions page.


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Future Undergraduates

The College of Engineering provides information for future engineering students and invites you to visit the college or take a campus tour.

Future Graduate Students

You can find answers to application, admission, and program questions on our graduate program page. Visit us in Engineering Building III on Centennial Campus or contact the graduate office with your questions. If you’re interested in online programs, contact Engineering Online.

International Students

Consult the Office of International Services, international undergraduate admissions, or The Graduate School’s Community of International Scholars.

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