Online Master’s Degrees in Engineering

An online master’s degree in engineering may prepare students for a leadership role in their chosen field of engineering. In this one to two-year program, students may learn how to develop building plans, utilize software to design transportation systems, and ensure projects comply with federal regulations. Popular areas of concentration may include civil engineering, electronic engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or pursue an engineering doctoral degree. Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in state, local, and federal government as well as private manufacturing and construction firms.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 19% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

The curriculum for an engineering master’s degree may consist of a set of core classes and electives specific to the student’s chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses such as computer systems architecture, classic dynamics, and product definition. Possible areas of concentration for an engineering master’s degree may include the following:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering

Career Options

Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in state and local governments, federal government, construction, manufacturing, and the oil and gas industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineering employment is projected to increase by 19% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online engineering master’s degree program may wish to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. An engineering doctoral degree may prepare students for a career in post-secondary education, educating future engineers. Employers may require a bachelor’s degree at minimum for entry-level engineering employment.

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

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