Our unique engineering partnership program allows you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Systems from NC State University, all from our Havelock campus. We’re also the only community college with NC State faculty present on campus. The program is located in our 16,000-squaree foot STEM Center, which contains ample space and engineering labs to help you succeed.

This program enables you to take advantage of opportunities like these:

  • Receive an introduction to engineering from NC State faculty in the Craven CC course EGR 150
  • Access NC State facilities on the Havelock campus for hands-on design projects
  • Participate in enrichment opportunities such as design competitions, community outreach design projects, robot competitions, engineering club, plant tours, and technical seminars
  • Obtain all courses needed to transfer to one of the four-year engineering schools in North Carolina
  • Take sophomore-level mechanical engineering courses from NC State while still a Craven CC student
  • Work directly with some of the 900+ Department of Defense engineers at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Obtain a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering Systems from NC State without ever leaving the Craven CC Havelock campus

The MES program gives students a solid foundation in mechanical engineering principles including structural mechanics, materials, fluid mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, controls, thermal sciences, mechanical design, and thermal design. They also receive training in the formal systems engineering approach to the design and realization of integrated systems. The unique combination of systems engineering and mechanical engineering skills allows MES students to be well prepared to meet the technical and non-technical challenges of today’s engineering workplace. Upon graduating, students will be qualified to apply for any job seeking mechanical engineering applicants.

Getting Started

You can get started in our NC State engineering program by enrolling with us and speaking with an advisor to complete courses required to transfer to a four-year engineering program. Once completed, you can apply for transfer admission to NC State in Havelock, as well as NC State in Raleigh, East Carolina University, UNC-Charlotte, or NC A&T.

Degree Requirements

Additional Information

The program was evaluated under the criteria for Mechanical Engineering Programs and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Program Advisors

Craven Community College
Ben Hogwood
Havelock Campus Chair

252-444-6006

Katrina Bishop
Math, Science, & Social Science Chair
252-672-7513

NC State University
Dr. Bill Fortney
BSE Program Director
Craven CC Havelock Campus
252-514-5956

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