Five NC State Engineering Online programs secured top spots in this year’s online master’s degree rankings published by Best College Reviews.
The university’s online master’s degree programs in nuclear engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, and industrial and manufacturing engineering were named the best in the nation.
Rankings from Best College Reviews were compiled using data from College Navigator regarding tuition, as well as program information gleaned directly from each institution’s official website. The methodology used to determine the rankings is based on tuition, customization options within the degree program (both in content and format) and an overall “wow” factor, which highlights each program’s unique offerings.
See why they earned top marks:
#1 in Nuclear Engineering
“Our choice for the best online master’s in nuclear engineering program, North Carolina State University’s option is a 30-credit hour offering designed for students who already hold an undergraduate degree in engineering. The curriculum includes courses such as Radiation and Reactor Fundamentals, Radiation Safety and Shielding, and Nuclear Materials. A master’s supervised research project is also required and is conducted under faculty mentorship. NC State’s nuclear reactor program is the first of its kind in the nation, solidifying this program’s place as the best of the best nuclear engineering masters programs online.”
— Best College Reviews, 10 Best Master’s in Nuclear Engineering Programs Online for 2018.
#1 in Chemical Engineering
“Our choice for the best online master’s in chemical engineering degree, North Carolina State University’s program is offered through the school’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This 30-credit hour offering is available entirely online with no campus residency required, and coursework is delivered asynchronously. Specific course titles include Chemical Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Chemical Engineering Process Modeling and Thermodynamics I. NC State distance education students can complete their master’s programs in chemical engineering online within 3-5 years of part-time study.”
— Best College Reviews, 10 Best Master’s in Chemical Engineering Programs Online for 2018.
#1 in Environmental Engineering
“Leading our ranking of the very best master’s degrees in environmental engineering online, North Carolina State University’s option is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering. It features seven concentrations, including air pollution engineering, coastal engineering and water resources engineering. The program does not require a thesis or any visits to campus. Students have up to six years to complete their degree, but most are able to complete in less time. This online master’s in environmental engineering program is accommodating to students who work full-time, but students with full-time jobs are only allowed to enroll in two courses per semester.”
— Best College Reviews, 15 Best Master’s in Environmental Engineering Programs Online for 2018.
#1 in Electrical Engineering
“Topping our list of best master’s in electrical engineering online offerings, the online MS degree offered at North Carolina State University features seven different areas of specialization, including circuits, nanoelectronics and photonics, and communications. It also includes both thesis and non-thesis options. The coursework is delivered primarily asynchronously. Online students are given access to recordings of the on-campus lectures, as well as the same assignments that their on-campus counterparts receive. Students typically only take one or two courses at a time and no on-campus residency is required, so it is convenient for students who work full-time to complete their electrical engineering MS degrees online without neglecting their jobs or home responsibilities.”
— Best College Reviews, 30 Best Master’s in Eletrical Engineering Programs Online for 2018.
#1 in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
“North Carolina State University’s Engineering Online program offers several master’s programs in engineering, including aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, integrated manufacturing systems engineering and nanoengineering. If none of NC State’s many distance engineering programs fit a student’s specific needs, they may also take the general Master’s in Engineering program and create a customized plan of study that better prepares them for their career goals. Most tracks do not require a thesis or on-campus residency. Many also do not require GRE scores or waive the GRE requirement for some online students.”
— Best College Reviews, 25 Best Master’s in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering Programs Online for 2018.
In addition to five list-topping programs, NC State Engineering Online also nabbed the following rankings:
- #2 Best College for Master’s Degree Programs Online
- #2 Online Master’s in Civil Engineering
- #2 Online Master’s in Computer Science
- #9 Online Master’s in Aerospace Engineering
- #10 Online Master’s in Engineering (Engineering Management concentration)
- #13 Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering
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