Online Engineering Degree Programs

Graduate and undergraduate degree programs available online in engineering management, chemical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, and more.

 

What is Engineering?

Engineers apply scientific principles to solve technical problems. In construction, they ensure that buildings, bridges, and other roads are structurally sound. In manufacturing, they develop industrial robots capable of assembling factory goods such as automobiles. In science, they design devices to be used in research and medical treatments.

Getting an Engineering Education

If you are interested in an engineering career or wish to pursue an advanced engineering degree, you'll need to determine what level of engineering education is best for you. Engineering degrees are available at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and PhD degree levels.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Almost all entry-level engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree program typically involves four years of college study. During the first half of the program, students complete core liberal arts and sciences courses, building crucial analytical and communication skills. The final two years feature courses in the student's chosen field, including applied career training. While the bachelor's degree is the predominant qualification for an engineering career, the other engineering degrees fulfill particular career goals.

Associate of Science in Engineering Degree

This two-year degree qualifies graduates to work under the supervision of an engineer as a technician, performing technical tasks and other research support functions.

Master's Degrees in Engineering

These typically involve two years of graduate coursework beyond the bachelor's degree and are popular among working engineers looking to update or expand their skills. Most online engineering programs offer degrees at the master's level, since many graduate students complete their degree while working full-time.

The Engineering PhD

This advanced degree, the highest qualification in the field, is designed for students heading into college teaching and research positions.

Online Degrees in Engineering

All four college engineering degrees are available online. Master's degrees dominate online programs, since these programs typically attract students who are already employed as engineers. Online degrees are designed to accommodate working adults, with a flexible, self-paced format that suits busy lifestyles.

Major Areas of Engineering Degree Programs

The field of engineering comprises a range of disciplines and specialties. The following six areas of engineering form the core of the engineering profession:

Bachelor, Master's & Doctorate Degrees in Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Master in Civil Engineering, Associate in Civil Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Undergraduate and graduate programs in Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering, Product Development Engineering
Materials Engineering Materials Science & Engineering, Advanced Materials Design
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Technology, Automotive Engineering

Online Engineering Degree Specializations

Online engineering degree programs with specializations from accredited universities and colleges:

Master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics
Computer Engineering Graduate degrees in Computer Engineering & Computer Science and Engineering
Engineering Management Graduate degree and certificate programs in Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering Graduate programs in Environmental Engineering & Environmental Technology Management
Gas Engineering Graduate degree and certificate programs in Oil and Gas Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Master's degrees in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Systems and Operations
Software Engineering Undergraduate and graduate programs in Software Engineering

Pursue your Engineering major today…

 
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