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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.S. Aerospace Engineering
M.S. Ocean Engineering
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering offers a unique blend of two disciplines to take advantage of commonalities in the analysis and design of aerospace and ocean vehicles. Students can complete their graduate degree completely online.

School type Public
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in engineering degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical
Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses N/A

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 4 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 4
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
National Academy of Engineering members N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size 10
Maximum class size 100

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
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 4.5+ years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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