FAQs - Distance Learning

When are your admission deadlines?
Early decision deadline: October 15th Final deadline: March 1st

What are the admission requirements?

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or related field, such as Computer Science, Physics, or Math
  • At least two years of professional work experience.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 1 professional writing sample
  • A combination of three letters of recommendation, professional and academic
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international students

What are the course requirements?
More information is available on the Courses page.

ENMGT 5900/Project Management and Leadership (4 credits)
ENMGT 5930/Data Analytics for Engineering Managers (4 credits)
ENMGT 5940/Economics and Finance for Engineering Managers (4 credits) ENMGT 6020/Managing a Culture of Innovation (3 credits)
ENMGT 5980/Decision Framing and Analytics (3 credits)
ENMGT 5910/Engineering Management Project
Python Refresher (1 credit)
Visualizing Data (1 credit)
Two, On-campus intensives (1 credit each)

Electives (choose 2)
Risk Analysis and Management
Consumer Choice and Product Design
Product Management
Negotiations and Contracts for Engineering Management Managing Operations

What are you looking for in the statement of purpose and the writing sample?
In your statement of purpose, explains to the review committee who you are, your academic and professional interests, and how you could add value to the program. The writing sample should be an example of technical writing for your company or in prior classes (e.g., a technical analysis, project report, written reviews of technical material, etc.).

GRE scores are optional, but do high scores strengthen an application?
The GRE is not required. We review candidates on multiple measures. The absence of a GRE score does not negatively affect a candidate but a strong GRE score can boost an application.

I have less than two years of work experience, can I apply?
We are currently only accepting applicants with at least two years of professional work experience. Our on campus program does not require work experience.

How much is tuition?
Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis for distance learning students and is $2,356 per credit for the 2019-20 academic year.

Is financial aid available?
Several fellowships are available. Please visit the tuition and financial aid page for more information.

What is the fastest that I could complete the degree online?
2 years

Can I transfer credits into the distance learning program?
Up to 9 that have not been used towards any other degree can be transferred in upon approval from the Director of the EM program.

Is there a final project or thesis required for the degree?
The program requires a project only, no thesis is required.

Do I have to attend the two residential sessions?
Yes, all students in the distance learning degree must attend both sessions.

How the classes are delivered?
Courses are both online and asynchronous to allow students to continue working full time. Students engage with the curriculum using innovative technology, real-world case studies, projects, and active learning techniques. In addition to course videos, instruction may include practice activities, cohort discussions, expert opinion videos, a group project, and downloadable tools.

What is the difference between your on-campus degree and the online degree?
All students need 30 credits to graduate with an M.Eng. (Master of Engineering) degree. Content is exactly the same for both groups (except for the two on campus modules), it’s only the delivery that is different.

How many students are in a class?
Our goal for the first cohort is 35 with the possibility of up to 60.