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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 179pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) is an applied engineering discipline related to chemical and process engineering. Its original purpose was to provide specialized training for chemical-type engineers in the specific science, terminology, technology, and engineering principles related to the production of pulp and paper. The paper industry is one of the largest and most successful chemical process industries in North America. The PSE program at NC State has an outstanding reputation, and graduates from the program enjoy some of the highest salaries and placement rates of all the programs at NC State.

    FRESHMAN YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    CH 101 Chemistry A Molecular Science1
    CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1
    E 101 Introduction to Engr & Prob Solv 2
    E 115 Intro to Computing Envir
    ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research2
    MA 141 Calculus I1
    Health & Exercise Studies Elective (HESF 1xx course)*
    3
    1
    1
    1
    4
    4
    1
    15
      CH 201 Chemistry, A Quant Sci 2
    CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab
    EC 205 Economics (or EC 201 or ARE 201)*
    MA 241 Calculus II1
    PY 205 Physics Engr & Scientists I1
    PY 206 Physics for Engineers & Scientists I Lab1
    PSE 201 Pulping & Papermaking Technology2
    3
    1
    3
    4
    3
    1
    3
    18
     
    SOPHOMORE YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    CH 221 Organic Chemistry I2
    CH 222 Organic Chemistr I Lab
    CHE 205 Chemical Proc Prin
    MA 242 Calculus III
    PSE 212 Paper Properties2
    3
    1
    4
    4
    4
    16
      CH 223 Organic Chemistry II
    CH 224 Organic Chemistr II Lab
    PY 208 Physics for Engr & Scientists II
    PY 209 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II Lab
    PSE 371 Pulping Process Analysis 2
    Advised Elective3
    Health & Exercise Studies  Elective*
    3
    1
    3
    1
    3
    3
    1
    15
     
    JUNIOR YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I
    Engineering Elective 4
    PSE 211 Pulp & Paper Internship5
    PSE 322 Wet End/Polymer Chemistry
    PSE 355 Pulp & Paper Unit Proc. I2
    GEP Requirment*
    3
    3
    1
    4
    3
    3
    17
      PSE 332 Wood & Pulping Chemistry
    PSE 360 Pulp & Paper Unit Proc II
    Advised Elective 3
    GEP Requirement*
    GEP Requirement*
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    15
     
    SENIOR YEAR
    Fall Semester Credit   Spring Semester Credit
    PSE 415 Paper Industry Strat. Proj. Analy.
    PSE 417 Process Design & Analy Lab
    PSE 425 Bioenergy & Biomaterials Engr.
    PSE 475 Process Control
    GEP Requirement*
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    15
      PSE 416 Project Design & Analysis
    PSE 465 Paper Physics & Product Design
    PSE 472 Paper Process Analysis
    Advised Elective 3
    GEP Requirement*
    GEP IP Requirement*
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    2-3
    17-18

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    University requirements

    Considered a more selective university, NC State accepts about half of those who apply for undergraduate admission. For the class of 2019, 21,104 applied and 10,584, or 50%, were accepted, of whom 4,210 enrolled.

    Members of the class of 2019 had average SAT verbal, math and writing scores of 610, 640 and 587, respectively, for a two-part total (verbal and math) of 1250 (1600-point scale) or a three-part total of 1836 (2400-point scale). The 4,210 students who enrolled had an average high school GPA of 4.44; 40%, or 1,677, ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes. There were 130 valedictorians and 102 salutatorians in the class.

    Transfer admission is also very competitive. The mean transfer GPA was a 3.30 fall of 2008. In the fall of 2015, 4,165 students applied to the transfer class; 1,470, or 35%, were admitted.

    NC State does not require undergraduate admission candidates to choose a preferred college of study. After determining that an applicant meets the overall university requirements, the individual college must also agree to accept the student. Because of this process, some colleges have significantly higher admission requirements than others.

    The Graduate School reviews all postgraduate education applications. For fall 2015, 14,394 prospective students applied to the Graduate School; 3,460 (24%) were admitted. Of these, 2,982 (80.3%) enrolled.


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