Distance Learning Diploma and Training Programs in Engineering

Students looking for distance learning programs in engineering will find diploma, certificate and degree options available at a number of schools. Keep reading for more information.

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Engineering Distance-Learning Programs and Courses

Engineering programs are offered in a wide variety of areas, including software engineering, industrial engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering. Career options are correlated to the level of study; a bachelor's or master's degree is usually required for licensing as an engineer, though entry-level technologist positions can be obtained with a lower degree or certificate. Using online course management systems, students take part in online discussions, review lectures and complete assignments. Most programs include lab requirements that may require on-campus commitments, other programs include internship or real-world experiences.

Diploma Programs

Diplomas in engineering provide training in basic, advanced and specialized engineering areas, such as agricultural engineering. Diploma programs are available to students both in and out of high school with an interest in math, science or engineering. Through distance-learning programs tailored to their interests, students study how engineering works in the present industry and speculate about the future of engineering. Graduate-level diplomas explore the same concepts in more detail and apply them to practical settings. Online courses allow students interact with teachers, experts and other students virtually. Potential real-world components vary by diploma program and school.

Associate's Degrees

Specializations at the associate's degree level include industrial engineering. Distance-learning programs incorporate labs that can be conducted at home or on campus. Students work in a virtual environment that will allow them to learn by interacting with each other and with their professors. This program is usually completed in two years. Students may take courses in the following:

  • Electronic Devices
  • Java Programming
  • Database Management

Bachelor's Degrees

Many employers require bachelor's degrees in engineering for entry-level positions. Students solve problems in fields such as software engineering by developing products and conducting research. Distance-learning programs incorporate multiple learning methods, including video lectures, chat forums and virtual experiments. Some programs require students to participate in on-campus labs, while others offer remote alternatives to fulfill these expectations. Sample courses include:

  • Logic Design
  • Welding Applications
  • Dynamics of Machines

Master's Degrees

Through distance-learning master's degrees in engineering, students can participate in courses that mirror on-campus programs and involve the same amount of work, but start more frequently and can be completed on a flexible schedule. Master's degree programs provide instruction in advanced fields of engineering and allow more room for individual research and exploration of niche interests in the engineering field. Core courses may include:

  • Digital Electronics
  • Software Engineering
  • Transportation Policy
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Online Engineering Degrees and Diploma Programs

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    • Masters degree applicants must have a Bachelors degree
    • Doctorate degree applicants must have a Masters degree

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  • Areas of study you may find at Stanford University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Engineering
      • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
      • Biomedical and Medical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      • Environmental Engineering
      • Industrial Engineering
      • Materials Engineering
      • Math
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Petroleum Engineering
      • Systems Engineering

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