Iowa State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering Master of Engineering in Information Assurance
Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering and Management
Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Courses are taught by regular engineering faculty; online students pay in-state tuition; student flexibility in completing course requirements; same instructor/syllabus/course as the face-to-face students.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 9
Concentrations offered
Civil Industrial/Manufacturing
Computer Engineering Mechanical
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Other
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 169


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 153 full-time; 8 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 136
Average experience teaching online courses 6 years
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 8 full-time; 12 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size N/A

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 Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
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


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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