What is Industrial and Systems Engineering?

  • Industrial engineering is the “people person’s” engineering.
  • It combines the physical and social sciences together with the principles of engineering to optimize processes and systems.
  • It’s simple. Industrial engineers figure out how to do things better. They improve quality and productivity and they cut waste like time, materials, money and energy.
  • Discover more by going to our What is Industrial Engineering? Page.

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  • Industrial engineering is expected to have continued employment growth over the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Over 95 percent of our students have a job at graduation. Many of them having found one BEFORE the start of their final semester.
  • At our College of Engineering Career Fair, over one-third of the 300+ companies are looking for industrial engineers.
  • Discover more by going to our Careers in Industrial Engineering Page.

  • Industrial engineers are employed in a wide variety of industries including:
    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Banking
    • Communications
    • Consulting
    • Health Care
    • Insurance
    • Petroleum
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Transportation
    • And much more
  • Industrial engineers are pushing the boundaries into new fields every day. These include nanomanufacturing, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing and biomedical manufacturing. It also covers service industries, entertainment industries, shipping and logistics businesses, and healthcare organizations.
  • Industrial engineers have the luxury not to specialize. They can keep their options open. This makes them immune to the ups and downs of any individual industry.
  • Discover more by going to our What is Industrial Engineering? Page.

Can’t find your answer? Please contact Dr. Kanton Reynolds (undergraduate) | ktreyno2@ncsu.edu | 919.515.0605 or Cecilia Chen (graduate) | isegradinfo@ncsu.edu | 919.515.6410.

Admissions (Undergraduate)

  • It is your responsibility to request your official transcripts be sent to NC State. Through The Common Application, you notify your high school counselor to issue a transcript to NC State. Transfer applicants need to contact all previous colleges to have official transcripts mailed or sent electronically to NC State.
  • NC State is unable to accept transcripts via fax or email.
  • NC State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Campus Box 7103
    Raleigh, NC 27695

  • Submit your complete application by the deadline in order to receive a decision on the corresponding notification date. Decisions for international applicants are posted as applications are completed and reviewed.
  • Application Dates and Deadlines

  • The application fee for undergraduate admission is $80 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $100 for international students. It must be paid online though The Common Application website. You can use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and online check payment.

  • Update your mailing address: Update your mailing address by:
    • Logging into your wolfPAW account
    • Clicking on "My Profile"”
    • Then clicking on "Change Contact Info" and follow the instructions.
  • Update your email address: Your email address is tied to your username in wolfPAW. Please contact the office at undergraduate-admissions@ncsu.edu to request email address updates.
  • Applying for another semester or year: So you have already received an admission decision. But now, you want to be reconsidered for a later semester in the same calendar year. That’s okay, just submit a new application through the Common App. Updating or changing other information on your application must be submitted in writing to undergraduate-admissions@ncsu.edu. Remember to reference your full name and date of birth so they can match your request with the correct application.
  • Changing other information: Requests for changes to other information on an application must be submitted in writing, either by email to undergraduate-admissions@ncsu.edu or by regular mail to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    NC State University
    Campus Box 7103
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7103

For the answers to more admissions questions, go to NC State’s Student Services Knowledge Base.

Can’t find your answer? Please contact Dr. Kanton Reynolds (undergraduate) | ktreyno2@ncsu.edu | 919.515.0605 or Cecilia Chen (graduate) | isegradinfo@ncsu.edu | 919.515.6410.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • The Net Price Calculator on NC State’s website can help you estimate your financial aid and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • If additional information is required, you will receive a letter from this office. Follow up requests are done by email.
  • You may also check online by logging into MyPack Portal and navigating to your financial aid page.

  • You are notified by email sent to your NC State email address. Awards may also be viewed on MyPack Portal in the My Financial Aid section.
  • So you have submitted the FAFSA and other requested documentation by March 1. Then you should expect to receive an award decision the first week of April.

  • The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid award scholarships. Each of the ten colleges within NC State University award them as well.
  • All students who apply for admission by November 1 will automatically be considered for merit scholarships.
  • To learn about specific scholarship programs and college based awards, please go to NC State’s Scholarships page.

  • The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid award scholarships. Each of the ten colleges within NC State University award them as well.
  • To be considered for need-based scholarships, you must apply for admission by November 1 and financial aid by March 1. For financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • To learn about specific scholarship programs and college based awards, please go to NC State’s Scholarships page.

For answers to more financial aid and scholarships questions, go to NC State’s Student Services Knowledge Base.

Can’t find your answer? Please contact Dr. Kanton Reynolds (undergraduate) | ktreyno2@ncsu.edu | 919.515.0605 or Cecilia Chen (graduate) | isegradinfo@ncsu.edu | 919.515.6410.

Parents & Families

  • The Office of Parents & Families Services has a wide range of programs and services available to parents.
  • Please visit NC State’s parents’ website for year-round programs and services for NC State families.

  • The Cashier’s Office sends billing notifications to every student’s university email address.
  • Please have your student check his/her university email account as often as possible to keep up with any notification.
  • Also, you may want to have your student grant you parental access to view his/her financial records through the MyPack Portal.

  • In compliance with FERPA, students must initiate and assign Parent/Guardian Access through MyPack Portal,the online student services system.
  • This access gives the parent/guardian the ability to view student information online, which includes transcript and billing information.
  • Instructions for the student to grant parental access in MyPack Portal:
    • Login with your Unity ID and password
    • Go to Student Self Service > Student Center > Parent Access
    • Click the “Add Relationship” button. Then enter the name, email address, and relationship of the person you want to grant access to your records.
    • Click “Create Parent Access” button, then read and accept the Informed Consent information.
    • Indicate which records should be released.
    • Select from “Student Account” (billing, payment), “Academic Info” (grades, schedule) and “Directory Info.”
    • Enter and re-enter parent/guardian e-mail address
    • Create a PIN for phone inquiry access and hint for this code
    • Grant your consent by clicking on the Submit button
  • To access information over the phone: Access transcript information by calling Registration and Records at 919.515.2572.
  • Financial information is available by calling the University Cashier’s Office 919.515.2986, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 919.515.2421, and Communication Technologies 919.515.7099 option 1

  • There is no centralized office on campus to look for part-time employment.
  • You can contact departments/offices across campus to find out if they are hiring.
  • If you have financial aid, have you visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid website or check with your Financial Aid counselor.

For the answers to more parents and families questions, go to NC State’s Student Services Knowledge Base.

Can’t find your answer? Please contact Dr. Kanton Reynolds (undergraduate) | ktreyno2@ncsu.edu | 919.515.0605 or Cecilia Chen (graduate) | isegradinfo@ncsu.edu | 919.515.6410.

Student Life

  • To apply for parking permits, log into MyPack Portal and click on “Parking Permit”. It is located in the Student Self Service under the Enrollment menu.
  • You can also access parking permit information from the Transportation website.

Can’t find your answer? Please contact Dr. Kanton Reynolds (undergraduate) | ktreyno2@ncsu.edu | 919.515.0605 or Cecilia Chen (graduate) | isegradinfo@ncsu.edu | 919.515.6410.