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Get your master’s degree from Engineering Online

CCEE at NC State University offers a wide selection of courses in multiple areas allowing you to pursue an accredited master’s degree, identical to the on-campus degree, in your chosen area of concentration. The degree programs are comprised of 30 credits of coursework with no thesis or research component required. We offer online sections of approximately 15 courses each semester. Pursuing your degree online allows you the flexibility to study and learn in the place and time that works for you while allowing you support from faculty within the Department. You are encouraged to develop a rapport with the faculty even though you are not on campus.

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Are you ready to engineer your career?

You can earn a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) or a Master of Environmental Engineering (MENE) online through CCEE’s highly-ranked program. Think about how that could enhance your career. Hear from our professors, students, and administrators about how it works.

What does it take to earn a Master’s Degree online?

Listen to real stories from our online graduates about how they balanced work and family life while watching the lectures and completing the coursework in a way that worked for them.

Customize your online degree to support your interest

We have one of the most comprehensive online programs in the nation. Choosing the right Degree, the right Concentration and the right Coursework allows you to customize your plan of study to support your Career!

MCE and MENE Online Degrees

Master of Civil Engineering

The Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) degree can be completed through Engineering Online. It is intended for graduate students who are interested in studies to prepare for professional careers in civil engineering.

Master of Environmental Engineering

The Master of Environmental Engineering (MENE) degree can be taken through Engineering Online. It is intended for graduate students who are interested in studies to prepare for professional careers in environmental engineering.

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  • Engineering Online at NC State ranked 6th nationally in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report
  • #3 of Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs 2015 by

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites for admission to the MCE/MENE degree include an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an accredited institution or its equivalent with an overall GPA of 3.0. The TOEFL or IELTS scores (no more than two years old) are required for international applicants unless they have completed one year of full-time study at a U.S. university. Enrollment in Engineering Online courses is contingent upon establishing and maintaining proper testing and proctoring mechanisms for each course. You must apply for admission to the MCE/MENE program online. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the “Distance Track” version of the degree.