NC State University is committed to providing all students with the systems access and academic resources they need to be successful in their coursework. Use the links to below to find more information about the NC State University networks and academic resources critical to your success as an Engineering Online student, as well as the administrative offices you may need to contact during your time as an Engineering Online student.
Once you have reviewed this information, please contact the Engineering Online office for any additional questions you may have.
While distance education students may never need an NC State University ID card, you may wish to get one. This card makes it easier to access on-campus library services and entitles you to student discounts for campus activities and at some local business.
Campus ID Number
Your campus ID number is a nine-digit number created when you applied to NC State University. This unique number, beginning with “00,” is primarily used by NC State University administrators to identify you and retrieve your student records.
NC State University Student E-Mail
All students are assigned an NC State University email account that is used for official University communications. If you choose not to use this account, you must log into it and change your settings to forward your University messages to the e-mail account you prefer to use.
Engineering Online students should contact the EOL office if technical questions arise with a course website or one of our learning technologies. Only contact NC State University’s Help Desk with questions about your Unity ID or your student e-mail account.
Your Unity ID and password is critical for accessing your course lectures, student e-mail account, library services, and your eBill, among other things. Nearly every program on NC State University’s campus that requires a login uses the Unity ID. If you do not know your Unity ID and password, visit the Office of Information Technology’s website for more information on this important access code.
DELTA Testing Services Center
The distance education Testing Services Center on NC State University’s Centennial Campus can serve as proctor for students living near North Carolina’s Research Triangle area. Students hoping to use the testing center as a proctor must complete the proctor form and submit it to the Engineering Online office so that examination arrangements can be made. (Note: Even though there are 2 local testing centers at NCSU, only the Centennial Campus testing center is available to EOL students)
NC State University’s libraries are committed to helping all students access the information they need to be successful at NC State. Distance education students have full access to all library services. Please utilize library resources to:
Learn How the Library Can Assist Distance Education Students
Request a Book or Article
MATLAB is a scientific computing package used to store and manipulate the numerical data used in computer science analyses. Used in both academic and professional settings, MATLAB is an important resource for computing professionals. For help with MATLAB, view the MATLAB tutorials provided by the Department of Computer Science. Access the tutorials using your NC State Unity ID and password.
NC State University Bookstores
NC State University’s Bookstores offer online ordering services and home delivery of the textbooks and course packs needed for your online courses. Visit the university bookstore's website to learn how NC State University Bookstore can help you acquire the materials you need.
Virtual Computing Lab
The Virtual Computing Lab is an access service that allows you to reserve a University computer with a desired set of applications, and remotely access it over the internet. Through the VCL, you can access the critical software you need as an Engineering Online student without purchasing the software yourself, and without necessarily having a computer system with the specifications required by the software.