Are you ready to start a new career in the field of computer engineering? If so, there are 25 schools in North Carolina that can help you reach your goal. Twenty of these schools have Associate's degree programs, and six schools offer Bachelor's degrees. There are five schools with Master's degree and PhD programs.
As you prepare for your North Carolina engineering program, you have to decide which degree you want to pursue. An Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree may be appropriate for you if you do not have any prior engineering experience. If you already have a Bachelor's degree in engineering, you might look into pursuing a Master's degree or PhD.
On average, an Associate's degree takes two years and a Bachelor's degree takes four years. Some of the coursework required at this level includes Introduction to Data Structures, Computer Architecture, and Network Analysis.
If you attend school full-time, you may be able to complete a Master's degree in two to three years. A PhD, which requires a thesis, takes an average of seven years. Required courses at this level include Digital Communication and Embedded Systems.
Tuition rates in North Carolina vary between schools and programs, but the overall average cost is $12,400. You may be able to save money by applying for school and federal financial aid.
North Carolina scholarships can help you reduce the cost of your education. Professional Engineers of North Carolina awards specific scholarships to freshman, sophomore, and senior students. One scholarship of $2000 is awarded by the North Carolina Society of Engineers every year.
To be able to work as an engineer in North Carolina, you must earn your license from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors. You have to take the required engineering exams, which differ based on your specialty. Once you pass your exams, you can have your scores sent to the board and apply for licensure.