Columbia University (Fu Foundation)

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics Master of Science in Operations Research: Methods in Finance
Master of Science in Applied Physics Master of Science in Operations Research
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering Master of Science in Engineering Management Systems: Concentration in Risk and Revenue Management
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Master of Science in Engineering Management Systems: Concentration in Logistics and Supply Chain Optimization
Master of Science in Civil Engineering Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Concentration in Construction Engineering and Management Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Computer Science Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Engineering Master of Science in Industrial Engineering: Systems Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The distance learning program from Columbia University's engineering school offers an education with a faculty whose research endeavors are focused on expanding the knowledge base of engineering and creating technological solutions that serve society. Columbia students, faculty, and alumni strive to improve the human condition locally, nationally, and globally with their enthusiasm to learn, to question, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing current and future challenges.

School type Private
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 17
Concentrations offered
Bioengineering/Biomedical Environmental/Environmental Health
Chemical Industrial/Manufacturing
Civil Materials
Computer Science Mechanical
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Mining
Engineering Management Other
Engineering Science and Engineering Physics

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 143

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 72 full-time; 33 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 68
Average experience teaching online courses 8 years
National Academy of Engineering members 11%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 5 full-time; 10 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 5
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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