MNAE Program Overview
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The Master of Nanoengineering (MNAE) distance education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in nanoengineering. The field of nanoengineering is expected to revolutionize technology and improve quality of life, particularly as related to energy, environment, and health. Students will achieve an understanding of the fundamental advantages in nanoscale materials, devices, and systems. It is a 30 credit hour degree program that does not require a thesis, final oral exam or on-campus residency. GRE scores are recommended but not required. NC State has an existing strength in nanostructured materials and devices.
The minimum requirements for admissions to the Master of Nanoengineering graduate degree program is as follows:
BS degree in science (i.e. chemistry or physics) or engineering from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA in their major.
GRE scores should be submitted if available and should not be more than two years old.
Three letters of recommendation from persons able to comment on the applicant's qualifications for graduate study.
Completion of written statement outlining student's background, work experience and particular interest in nanoengineering.
The Graduate School requires that all international applicants take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations unless they have completed one year of study at a university in the U.S., Canada, or Great Britain. The exam must have been taken within two years for receipt of application. Standard practices for admission of international students by NCSU graduate school will be followed.
Complete the online graduate application at http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/applygrad.htm
Completion of 30 graduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.0
Coursework must include 12 credit hours in core courses, a minimum or 12 credit hours in area(s) of specialization, and 6 technical elective credit hours (e.g., in another area of specialization or in math).
A minimum of three courses are required to qualify for a concentration in one of three areas: materials science in nanoengineering, nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, and biomedical sciences in nanoengineering.
If the student is admitted to the nanoengineering program, a maximum of twelve hours taken as a NDS student from NC State or from another institution may apply toward the 30 credit hour requirement. However, courses taken from other universities must be approved.
No thesis or on-campus residency required.
After a student has been admitted and enrolls for the first time, he/she is required to maintain continuous enrollment in each fall and spring semester until completion of the degree program. A student in good academic standing may request a leave of absence for good reasons from the Director of Graduate Program in Nanoengineering. The leave may not exceed two semesters.
A six year time limit for complation is required.
It is preferable to seek admission to the degree program as soon as possible to assure integration into the advising process. However, a person does not have to be admitted to the MNAE program to enroll in a credit course. Prior to applying to Graduate School, a qualified individual may enroll in 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. Those 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, students who wish to earn the degree must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School at http://www.ncsu.edu/grad. When completing the online application, please be sure to select the “Distance Track” version of the degree if purusing the online MNAE degree.
Students register for online courses through Engineering Online. To register for an Engineering Online course, complete the registration form on the Engineering Online website by clicking on “Course Registration” at the top of the main page. Students cannot register through the University MyPack Portal system for Engineering Online courses. On campus students register in the normal manner through MyPack Portal.
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 distance students to access at any time and from any location. Students 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 distance students on the course website. All in-class exams must be proctored.
For more information about the Master of Nanoengineering (MNAE) program, contact:
- Dr. Lew Reynolds
- Director Graduate Program, Nanoengineering
- Department of Materials Science & Engineering
- Phone: 919.515.7622
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the registration process, course offering and course logistics for the online distance track of the MNAE program, contact:
- Mr. Richard Shyrock
- Associate Director of Distance Education Programs
- College of Engineering
- Phone: 919.515.3815
- Email: Richard_Shyrock@ncsu.edu