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Oklahoma State University
Engineering Distance Education
Distance education provides opportunities for students to experience quality education outside the classroom in a flexible setting. Rather than attending classes in a face-to-face setting, students utilize technology to communicate and complete their course work through various media. Credit may be obtained through the internet, cellular phone devices, tablets, and CDs.
Distance education is an option for students who wish to continue their education but are unable to physically attend classes at specific times due to employment, location, or family commitments.
Distance education works well for a changing student base – non-traditional students, who may need to advance existing skills for a better career opportunity or gain knowledge in a new field.
Oklahoma State University offers a number of graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate and graduate courses online.
Engineering Programs Offered:
M.S. Engineering and Technology Management
Oklahoma State University's degree in Engineering and Technology Management is designed specifically for today’s fast-track engineer or scientist. Effective planning, selection, implementation and management of technology are essential to the success of any business in today’s time-critical, global markets. Career paths and responsibilities of engineers and scientists often include project management, selection and supervision of people, and executive and strategic leadership. This program will help managers who must integrate rapidly changing technology and cost-effective product and process design. Applying proven evaluation concepts and implementation strategies to fast moving, technical management decisions can make the difference in both career and business success. Tomorrow’s technical professionals need more than on-the-job training. OSU’s MSETM program specifically addresses the real needs identified by industry leaders.
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
The MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering is designed for students interested in careers in industry and government service that emphasize advanced design, development, and research methods for high technology. Major areas of emphasis in both course offerings and research include communications, speech and image processing, laser applications, computer systems, digital and analog VLSI design, electronics, control theory, real-time system control, renewable energy systems, electric power economics, microwave remote sensing, expert system development, and parallel processing. Options include 24 hours of approved course work and 6 hours of thesis or 33 hours of approved coursework including at least two hours of an approved creative activity.
M.S. Industrial Engineering and Management
Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M) focuses on production systems that provide products (goods and services) for customers throughout the world. Industrial engineers define, design, build, operate and improve production processes that convert resources to products effectively (e.g., high quality), efficiently (e.g., high productivity) and safely.
People are the fundamental component of production systems; people provide the creativity and leadership essential to make things happen. Hence, industrial engineering is the most people-oriented discipline within the engineering family. Industrial engineers are trained to think in both broad and specific terms. Practicing industrial engineers understand business parameters as well as physical and social parameters within production systems.
This breadth allows industrial engineers to function effectively in a wide spectrum of activities ranging from strategic business planning to detailed task design. The wide-angle vision of industrial engineering provides career flexibility leading to high-level leadership or specialized technical responsibilities. Industrial engineers are found in manufacturing organizations (e.g., automotive, electronics, medical and food manufacturers), service enterprises (e.g., hospitals, banks, airlines and consulting groups) and governmental organizations (e.g., public service and regulatory organizations).
B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology
(a completion degree offered in cooperation with OSU-OKC). This could be the program for individuals with an interest in electrical engineering technology and who would like to earn a Bachelor’s degree without driving to Stillwater. OSU has the only ABET accredited Engineering Technology program in Oklahoma. This guarantees acceptance of courses at other institutions and certifies qualifications and competencies to employers.
Students take lower division courses at the OSU-OKC and Rose State College campuses, or other college campuses. Courses meeting the program’s requirements may be transferred from accredited colleges in Oklahoma. Upper division courses are offered on the OSU-OKC and Rose State campuses by interactive television from Oklahoma State University. General education courses which meet OSU requirements may be transferred from accredited colleges.
The Big 12 Engineering Consortium enables students enrolled at any of the Big 12 institutions to take nuclear engineering courses taught by Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Columbia, and The University of Texas at Austin. The nuclear engineering courses have been specially adapted to ensure the same quality of education as an on-campus course. These courses are set within the confines of a semester, and students are required to meet deadlines as outlined by the instructor. Students will interact with instructors and other students through email, online chats, discussion boards, and other methods. For more information and course descriptions, view the Engineering Alliance web site at http://www.universityengineeringalliance.org/.