Are the courses self-paced or do they follow a schedule?
All courses are offered on a semester schedule (Fall and Spring – 16 weeks each; Summer – 8 weeks). Courses are NOT self-paced and typically follow a weekly schedule of lectures, assignments, readings, etc.
What is the difference between a Master of Science (MS) and a Master of Engineering (ME)?
The ME degree is considered a technical master’s degree – there is more coursework and no research. The MS degree may require less coursework, but a high content of research. One of the major differences between the two: the MS focuses more on the studies and theories, while the ME focuses on the application.
Will my transcript look different for an online program?
No. Your transcript will reflect coursework and degree conferred. There is no distinction made between degrees earned online as opposed to those earned on campus.
Are there any courses that require me to come to campus?
No, all coursework is completed entirely online. There are no on campus requirements.
Do I need special computer equipment or software?
Minimum requirements are an Internet Service Provider (ISP), a broadband internet connection (Cable/DSL/Satellite), and a personal PC or Mac computer. For suggested hardware/laptop configuration visit the EAS IT webpage. Online students have the same access to the software programs that are provided by the college to on campus students, which can be accessed remotely.