College of Engineering

Dean's Letter

robin-coger-1000.jpgWelcome to the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. We are proud of the quality of the education and research of our College; and inspired by the innovativeness, capabilities, and solutions being created by our engineering students, graduates, faculty, staff, and alumni. As we continue on our trajectory of excellence, we invite you to go beyond this brochure to learn more about us.

Our bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs are distributed across seven departments – Chemical Biological and Bio Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Industrial and Systems Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering – as well as the interdisciplinary Computational Data Science and Engineering department. We have a rich tradition of preparing strong engineers and computer scientists, where the vibrancy of our environment is key to this success. Our faculty and students conduct pioneering research focused on creating globally-relevant solutions and on providing advanced systems and products for improving quality of life.

Our students are equipped for the workforce because they have ample opportunities to put their learning to practice by doing – as student researchers, as grand challenge engineers, as competitors in regional and national challenges; through internships and co-ops, and by engaging with our strong student organizations. We are particularly proud of being the home of cutting-edge Centers (e.g., the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials; the Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences; The Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large-Scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles Center; etc. …) that expand the possibilities of what can be achieved when talented minds engage in multidisciplinary collaborative research. Together our College’s educational and research endeavors result in a College of Engineering with an enrollment of over 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students; attracting annual research dollars of more than $17.5 million (2017-18).

This is a wonderful time to be a part of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Engineering. We encourage you to learn more about us and invite you to visit our campus to see first-hand what sets us apart in academics, innovation, and research.

Aggie Pride!

Robin N. Coger, Ph.D
Dean, College of Engineering