Online Doctoral Degrees in Engineering

An online doctoral degree in engineering may equip individuals with the scientific and mathematical skills required to develop innovative machinery and hardware. In this three to five-year program, students may learn how to design artificial organs, develop processes for manufacturing firms, and build mechanical devices. Popular areas of concentration may include chemical engineering, civil engineering, and biomedical engineering.

Upon graduation, students may seek employment in their chosen area of concentration. Doctoral-level graduates may gain employment in government agencies, healthcare, post-secondary education, and research and development.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 62% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

The curriculum for doctoral-level engineering degree programs may include a set of major-specific courses alongside doctoral dissertation research classes. Students may take courses such as global quality management, systems theory, and productivity and performance improvement. Possible areas of concentration for a doctoral degree in engineering may include the following:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Engineering Management

Career Options

Doctoral-level engineering graduates may gain employment in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, post-secondary education, automotive, and aerospace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical engineering opportunities are projected to increase by 62% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Biophysicist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • University Professor
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Computer Hardware Engineer

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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