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Course Logistics

Many Engineering Online policies and procedures are unique to this department.  All students enrolled in an online engineering or computer science course must familiarize themselves with these policies.  Review the information below to learn more about:

Enrollment for On-Campus Students
Course Registration
Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)   
Withdrawal from the University
Auditing a Course
Academic Advising
Examination Procedures
Academic Integrity

Once you have reviewed this information, please contact the Engineering Online office for any additional questions you may have.   

Enrollment for On-Campus Students
Students who are already enrolled in a degree program on NC State University’s campus may not enroll in an online engineering or computer science course without the permission of either their academic advisor or the Director of Graduate Programs for their academic department. 

Course Registration
Use Engineering Online’s registration form to enroll in online engineering and computer science courses.  Engineering Online students cannot register through the MyPack portal. 

Schedule Revision (Drop/Add)
Students requesting a change in their class schedule should contact Dr. Linda Krute, at 919-515-5440. Courses may be added during the first two weeks of the semester with the permission of both the instructor and the Director of the Engineering Online program.  Students hoping to drop a course must be aware of the schedule revision deadlines listed in Engineering Online’s academic calendar and plan accordingly.  Students dropping all courses must follow the procedures for withdrawing from the University. To drop a course, follow the Drop Procedure.

Withdrawal from the University
Students hoping to drop all the courses for which they are enrolled must officially withdraw from the University for the applicable term, unless they cancel their registration prior to the first day of classes.  The withdrawal request must be submitted by the dates indicated in Engineering Online’s academic calendar, except in cases of documented hardship. To officially withdraw from the University, please view the Withdrawal Procedure.

*Degree-seeking students who withdraw may be in violation of the University’s continuous enrollment policy for graduate students and can jeopardize their graduate student status.  Contact the Director of Graduate Programs for your department to request an official leave of absence if you are not able to participate in the current semester.   

Auditing a Course
Students are typically not permitted to audit Engineering Online courses. If you believe that some special consideration should be made in your case, please contact the Associate Director, Richard Shryock at 919-513-3815, for assistance.

Academic Advising
All Engineering Online students are assigned an academic advisor.  Non-degree students seeking guidance on academic issues can contact Engineering Online’s Associate Director.  Degree-seeking students have an assigned advisor within their academic department.  If you do not know who your advisor is, contact your academic department or Engineering Online staff for guidance. 

Proctor Selection Procedures
All examinations must be supervised unless they are take-home exams.  Engineering Online students MUST submit the name of an individual to serve as proctor to the Engineering Online office within the first two weeks of the semester. Students must use the Engineering Online Student Center to identify what proctor they will use EACH SEMESTER that they are registered. A proctor must be approved by Engineering Online staff to administer quizzes and exams. The proctor is responsible for adhering to all NC State University, Engineering Online, and instructor policies regarding exam administration.  No exams will be made available to students who do not have an approved proctor.

In some instances, online students may be able to take an exam with the on-campus class or in a specially scheduled examination on campus.  Because this option may not always be available, students hoping to attend seated examinations must still have an approved proctor on file with the Engineering Online office.  Online students planning to attend a seated exam must notify the Engineering Online office of their choice prior to the examination.   

Anyone serving as proctor must be able to fulfill that role objectively.  For this reason, Engineering Online prohibits potential conflicts of interest between a proctor’s personal or professional relationship to a student, and the proctor’s role as an NC State University testing official.  Review the information below before selecting your proctor.     

The following individuals or organizations may serve as proctors:

  • NC State University’s Distance Education Testing Service - (Note: Even though there are 2 local testing centers at NCSU, only the Centennial Campus testing center is available to EOL students)
  • Another university, college or private testing center
  • Military training or education officer
  • Manager or supervisor
  • School principal, vice principal, librarian, teacher, or school counselor
  • Human resources manager or training officer
  • College professor or administrative official
  • Others in a position of authority with a  demonstrably impartial relationship to the student

The following individuals are not acceptable proctors:

  • Relatives, neighbors, and friends
  • Co-workers and subordinate employees
  • Receptionists and security guards
  • Tutors
  • Fellow students
  • Online proctors (such as ProctorU)
  • Anyone with a perceived or real conflict of interest

Academic Integrity
Engineering Online is committed to protecting the quality and integrity of its distance education programs.  It is essential that all students, whether they are on NC State University’s campus or halfway around the globe, have a fair and equal chance to demonstrate their mastery of course material.  For this reason, Engineering Online strictly enforces NC State University’s academic integrity policies.  Cheating, plagiarism, and failure to follow appropriate procedures for homework, quizzes, and examinations can all result in a failing grade for the assignment, and may be grounds for dismissal from the University.  Review NC State University’s academic integrity policies and contact Engineering Online staff if you have questions about a specific situation. 


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