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Master of Engineering Education

Master of Engineering Education

Program Overview

Engineering subjects are complex to communicate, whether you are a community college instructor, a university engineering professor, a museum educator, or even in technical sales. The Master of Engineering Education degree is presented through a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the College of Education. This engineering degree provides you the skills to design and deliver curriculum that contains highly technical content, as well as content that is more nebulous, such as engineering design, engineering problem solving, and more. The degree contains 30 hours of coursework (18 hours of disciplinary engineering courses at the Masters level plus 12 hours of engineering education pedagogy and assessment courses) plus a practicum that allows each student to engage in teaching, engineering administration, or another related activity. No on-campus residency is required. The degree can be completed online.

Admission Requirements

We accept applications from undergraduate majors in engineering or computer science or other calculus-based degree that requires a minimum of 3 semesters of calculus and 2 semesters of physics. Because you will need to be successful in masters level engineering courses, if you do not have this background, you might need to take bridging courses to meet the calculus and physics requirements.

For international students, a score of at least 18 on each section of the TOEFL test or at least 6.5 on each section of the IELTS test.

The application requires:

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A personal statement;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation;

If you are an international student, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS examination if you have not received a degree from a U.S. institution or completed one year of study in the United States.

The GRE is not required.

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 30 credit hours (10 courses) of graduate level courses at the 500 or 700 level with an overall grade point average of 3.0. Eighteen of those hours (6 courses) must be in engineering or computer science disciplines, while 12 will be from engineering education courses.
  • Completion of a practicum, selected in collaboration with your advisor.
  • No thesis or on-campus residency requirement.
  • All requirements of the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course approved in the Plan of Graduate Work. You must also comply with the Graduate School regulations for continuous enrollment or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.

Course Registration

To register for an Engineering Online course, complete the registration form on the Engineering Online website.

It is preferable to seek admission to the MEED program as soon as possible to assure integration into the advising process. However, you do not have to be admitted to a degree program to enroll in an online credit course. Prior to applying to Graduate School, you may enroll in Engineering Online courses as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. The NDS classification is designed for individuals who wish to undertake academic work but who are not currently admitted to a degree program. If you are admitted to the MEED program, a maximum of twelve hours taken as a NDS student or from another institution may apply toward the 30 credit hour requirement. If you wish to take only a few courses and not pursue a degree, you do not need to apply for formal program admission to NC State University. However, if you wish to earn the MEED degree, you must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the online version of the degree.

Course Offerings

Students must take two of these courses, one of which must be EED501 or 502:

EED 501  Teaching Undergraduate Engineers

EED 502  Engineering Education Content, Assessment, and Pedagogy

EED 511   Diversity & Social Justice in Engineering Education

EED 514   Ethics and Engineering Education

EED509    Field Experiences in Engineering Education (offered as study abroad)

TED courses as advised

Course Logistics

Online courses are the same as on-campus courses in terms of content, requirements, and academic rigor. On-campus class lectures are captured, digitized, and placed on the Internet for you to access at any time and from any location. You must, however, follow the on-campus class schedule in terms of submitting homework and taking exams. Course assignments, lecture notes, and handouts are made available to you on the course website. All in-class exams must be proctored.

Contact Information

  • For more information about the registration process, course offerings, and course logistics, contact:
    Dr. Linda Krute, Director of Distance Education Programs
    College of Engineering
    Telephone: 919.515.5440
    Engineering Online website: