University of Arizona

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Industrial Engineering Engineering in Mineral Resources
Systems Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Management Photonic Communications Engineering
Optical Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The University of Arizona and the College of Optical Sciences is an international front-runner in optical sciences education. There is no other optics distance degree program for working engineers anywhere in the United States. Our Mining programs enjoy the same level of uniqueness. Instructors have extensive industry experience and research experience. Our systems/industrial/EMGT programs are relatively new and offer the greatest amount of flexibility with live and asynchronous versions

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Engineering Management

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 100


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 35 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
National Academy of Engineering members 0%
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 15 full-time; 10 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 20
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 No instructor preference
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


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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