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Admissions

Last Updated: 07/25/2022 and all information on this page is accurate and up-to-date

Admission Requirements

To be considered for full graduate admission and qualify for financial support, the following should be applicable:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering or related discipline. The discipline does not have to be engineering, but it must have a strong engineering/mathematical curriculum.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution.
  • GRE is required at this time.
  • Satisfactory recommendations and acceptable GRE, TOEFL, IELTS and Duolingo scores.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (no more than two years old) for international applicants unless you have completed one year of study at a university in the United States.
  • You should know computer programming, calculus and general manufacturing processes.

Transferring to IMSE

If you are currently enrolled in another program at NC State University, it may be possible to transfer to IMSE. If you think you might want to transfer to our program, please contact the Director of IMSE as soon as possible so that it can be determined if you are eligible to transfer. Transferring to IMSE requires the approval of the Director of Graduate Programs of your current home department and the Director of IMSE.

The IMSE master’s degree has limited capacity due to staffing resources to support student projects. Admission and transfer decisions may be based on several factors such as GPA, ensuring diverse perspectives in the degree program, availability of industry internships, existing program capacity, existing demand, etc. Admission or transfer may also be denied for past honor code violations, and/or by the existing degree program that has made resource decisions regarding admitted students. It is highly recommended that interested students wait for confirmation of acceptance of admission or transfer before taking actions with financial or other consequences.

Course Registration

It is preferable for you to seek admission to the MIMSE 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, a 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 MIMSE program, a maximum of twelve hours taken as a NDS student or from another institution may apply toward the 33 credit hour requirement. You register for online courses through Engineering Online. Those of you who wish to take only a few courses and not pursue a degree do not need to apply for formal program admission to NC State University. However, if you wish to earn the MIMSE degree, you must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the “Distance Track” version of the degree.

To register for an Engineering Online course, complete the registration form on the Engineering Online website. You cannot register through the University MyPack Portal system for Engineering Online courses.

Online Course Offerings

A list of distance education courses available for each semester can be found on the Engineering Online website. If you are employed full-time, then you may only enroll in two online courses per semester. It is highly recommended that you enroll in only one course during your first semester.

For a list of distance education courses approved for the fall, spring or summer semester, visit the Engineering Online website.

Admission Procedures

Application Procedures

Read through the NC State Graduate Catalog for important Graduate School information such as:

Program Costs

The following are the estimated cost breakdowns for our on-campus and online programs per semester.

IMSEI PRO TIP: If you are enrolled in the College of Engineering, you will be charged a COE Program Enhancement Fee. Graduates will be charged $83.33 per credit hour ($750.00 for full time 9+ hours).

IMSEI PRO TIP: If you are enrolled in the College of Engineering, you will be charged a COE Program Enhancement Fee. Graduates will be charged $83.33 per credit hour ($750.00 for full time 9+ hours).

IMSEI PRO TIP: If you are enrolled in the College of Engineering, you will be charged a COE Program Enhancement Fee. Graduates will be charged $83.33 per credit hour ($750.00 for full time 9+ hours).

IMSEI PRO TIP: If you are enrolled in the College of Engineering, you will be charged a COE Program Enhancement Fee. Graduates will be charged $83.33 per credit hour ($750.00 for full time 9+ hours).

How to Help Pay for Your MIMSE Degree

There are many other viable pathways for funding your NC State MIMSE education. We have compiled the following options you may wish to explore to assist you in your research.

Financial Aid

NC State offers you a broad range of financial assistance options that help with tuition and living expenses while you pursue your advanced degrees. For complete details, visit NC State Financial Support.

Loans

There are several different types of loans available to you, the student, including federal, Direct PLUS, private and short-term loans. For complete details, see NC State Loans.

Work On-Campus

While enrolled in the program, you can work in a variety of places, such as campus libraries and various departments within NC State University. For complete details, go to NC State Student Employment.

Payment Plan.

NC State University allows you to pay education expenses monthly instead of being due all at once. For complete details, see NC State Payment Plans.