Our Graduate Program
Graduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering provide a variety of excellent education and research opportunities for outstanding students from around the world. Our Master’s Degree Program offers a variety of options for specialization including a Master of Science in either Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Networking (available via distance learning or on-campus enrollment). Also, a strong Ph.D. program is available for students who wish to complete their education in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Electric Energy Systems provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop expertise in renewable electric energy systems and advanced electric power grid technology in addition to their major area of graduate study. The certificate also provides non-degree graduate level students the opportunity to develop expertise in Renewable Electric Energy Systems and advanced electric power grid technology.
The NSF Nano-systems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) offers a Graduate Certificate program in Nano-Systems Engineering. This multidisciplinary certificate is for students who want to develop additional expertise in the field of nano-science and technology.
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“In addition to its great reputation in industry, these programs really provides students with skills much sought-after in the job market and helped me a lot in job-hunting.”Weiyi Long, M.S. 2015
and change the world everyday.
At Home in the Tech Hub.
Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina, is home to North Carolina State University and is consistently rated one of “America’s Best Places to Live.” Located mere miles away, Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the technological hub of the East Coast; it combines the needs and resources of area industry with the teaching and research capabilities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Leading Graduate Facilities.
All graduate programs within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are operated from Engineering Building II (EB II) on NC State’s Centennial Campus, adjacent to the University’s historic Main Campus. Several corporate headquarters, research & development labs, and satellite offices are nestled among the NCSU teaching and research facilities on Centennial Campus. This extension of NC State was designed to build a strong relationship between the University and area industry, including RTP.
Your Return on Investment
Earning potential for Electrical and Computer Engineers in the twenty-first century is excellent. The average first term co-op (cooperation education) earns approximately $18.00/hour.
- New BS graduates start out earning an average of $58,000 per year.
- The new MS graduate earns an average of $71,000 per year.
- Graduates who acquire a PhD start at average earnings above $80,000 per year.
Both degrees are also excellent entry points for careers in patent law, business, management, or medicine. The opportunity to develop new technologies and improve existing ones help to make a career in ECE both challenging and exciting. Our graduates don't just work with tomorrow's technology, they create it.
The Graduate Catalog contains Graduate School requirements and pertinent information for individual graduate programs, a current list of graduate faculty, and a selection of other resources for new students.
Course Details & Specialty Areas
Find out more about the various specialty areas of research and instruction and the relevant courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Still have questions?
The staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Office is available to answer any questions you may have.