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Online graduate engineering programs ranked among the nation’s best

U.S. News ranks three online engineering specialties in the top 5; ASU remains a top choice among remote learners

Above: Online graduate programs in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University have been ranked No. 12 overall by U.S. News & World Report. Three specialty areas also earned high rankings — electrical engineering (No. 2), engineering management (No. 2), and industrial engineering (No. 4). The Fulton Schools were ranked No. 9 in best online engineering graduate programs for veterans.

Students in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University are earning their degrees from one of the top online engineering programs in the country, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News & World Report.

Ranked No. 12 overall for best online engineering master’s program, the Fulton Schools of Engineering continues to offer high-quality education for remote learners around the world.

“These rankings are a testament to the quality engineering programs we provide to students around the world. We are committed to doing our part to help sustain the pace, rigor and scale of engineering and technology innovation,” says Kyle Squires, dean of the Fulton Schools of Engineering and ASU’s vice provost of engineering, computing and technology. “Keeping in mind the needs of both industry and the individual, we have created distance learning programs that prepare every student to excel in a rapidly changing society and immediately begin making an impact right in their own communities.”

Among the online engineering specialty rankings, three ASU Fulton Schools programs earned top five spots:

  • No. 2, electrical engineering. The online delivery of the electrical engineering master’s degree program remains among the country’s most highly ranked, offering students the ability to gain expertise in areas from power systems or signal processing.
  • No. 2, engineering management. Remote learners in the online engineering management master’s degree program learn the principles of engineering science and design while gaining insights into organizational management and business administration.
  • No. 4, industrial engineering. Industrial engineering online students apply their knowledge of industrial statistics and quality engineering, applied operations research, production and supply chain logistics, and enterprise information systems to explore and design efficient manufacturing and service environments.

The climb in these particular specialty areas closely aligns with the Fulton Schools’ focus on key initiatives that drive impact, innovation and economic development. ASU’s electrical engineers are at the center of a worldwide technology revolution that is advancing new energy materials and helping bring new device technologies. Meanwhile, engineering management and industrial engineering researchers are preparing students to keep pace with the rapidly changing talent needs, business practices and solutions that globalization, increased complexity, and rapid technological innovation demand.

Along with conducting use-inspired research, Fulton Schools faculty bring broad industry experience into their classrooms, offering unique value and opportunities for collaborative learning to every student they teach — whether in person or online. And because remote learners are engaged with the same award-winning faculty as in-person students, online students have the same access to instruction in ever-expanding engineering and technology fields.

“The innovative approaches adopted by our faculty in delivering programs in digitally immersed formats also benefit our campus immersion programs,” says Squires, “and in turn provide important evidence of the continuing convergence of our teaching modalities.”

U.S. News also ranked ASU as No. 9 in best online engineering programs for veterans. Veterans and active-duty military members are often equipped with a range of skills, qualities and transferable technical training that makes them a natural fit for engineering disciplines. The Fulton Schools fosters an environment that welcomes and empowers the veteran community to attain academic and personal success as they pursue careers after their military service.

“The growth and recognition of our online programs speak to the effectiveness with which we are equipping students to excel from anywhere in the world at any phase of their career,” says Jeff Goss, assistant dean and executive director of Global Outreach and Extended Education at ASU. “The vast majority of online students are working professionals who realize that we offer flexible, affordable educational access to new tech areas. Our programs are a great option for career advancement and Fulton Schools alumni and graduates are demonstrating the value of their degree as they pursue and earn advanced engineering roles.”

The Fulton Schools offers online stackable credentials that students can apply toward attaining a graduate degree, giving students the chance to explore new tech areas based on their interest or industry-specific needs. And with innovation always at its core, students can look forward to digitally enhanced learning experiences as ASU explores using augmented reality and virtual reality to enhance the remote learning experience through digitally immersive environments.

U.S. News & World Report computed its rankings from among 112 schools offering online master’s degrees in engineering. Schools were ranked across five categories, including student engagement and access to their professors and instructors, faculty credentials and training, expert opinion, student services and technology, and student excellence.

At ASU, each online student is also offered individualized guidance from their first day of studies to graduation — including an enrollment counselor, a financial aid adviser, an academic adviser, and a success coach. With career resources available beyond graduation, each remote learner is set up to reach their full potential.

See the complete list of 2022 Best Online Engineering Programs Rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website.

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