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Best Online Master of Engineering Degree Options

For those considering a Master of Engineering degree, numerous schools around the country offer a range of programs to consider. For students looking for a prestigious program that also offers an online degree, the University of Cincinnati has two highly popular programs: a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. While the best online M.Eng. degree for each student will depend on personal goals and interests, the University of Cincinnati programs are certainly worth considering.

Mechanical Engineering

The University of Cincinnati's M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering is a fully-online program that can be completed in as few as 18 months. The curriculum is tailored to the particular field of engineering with an industry-focused and practice-oriented approach to engineering studies. Coursework includes classes on production planning, designing for manufacturability, intelligent systems theory, principles of lean manufacturing, supply chain management and occupational safety engineering. In order to receive the master's degree, students must also complete a final capstone project, which offers the chance to focus on a particular problem in mechanical engineering and apply previous coursework toward devising an original solution.

Electrical Engineering

The other online Master of Engineering degree offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science is the M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering. Like the mechanical engineering program, this degree can be completed in as little as 18 months. The program covers current trends in electrical engineering, including embedded systems technology and advanced microsystems as well as some focus on developing management and leadership skills. Coursework also includes classes on instrumentation, and intelligent systems. At the end of their studies, students complete a capstone project, which allows them to apply their knowledge to a real-world scenario of particular interest.

While many institutions offer various forms of engineering degrees, the quality of a Master of Engineering degree program can vary widely from one school to the next. For programs that focus on either mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, the University of Cincinnati stands out as one of the nation's most notable schools. Both degrees may be completed entirely online, allowing students to enroll regardless of geography. In addition, the self-directed nature of an online degree program can help foster independent learning skills that an engineer can use throughout his or her entire career.

Learn more about the UC online Master of Engineering programs.


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