Hybrid online engineering graduate degrees offer engineers seeking advanced knowledge and technical competence the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate, master’s or doctorate degree in a convenient, low residency format. Often called ‘blended online’ programs, the appeal of a hybrid degree program is that students can boost their credentials with minimal disturbance to an ongoing engineering career and the responsibilities of a personal life.
Hybrid Online Engineering Graduate Degrees: Basics
As with other learning formats, hybrid online engineering graduate degrees are offered at many engineering colleges, technical universities and graduate schools. Most graduate programs cater to the student with an undergraduate degree, usually a Bachelor of Engineering in a specific type of engineering (E.g. civil, mechanical, aeronautical or electrical). However, whereas a Bachelor’s degree in some cases qualifies students for entry-level career options, this is not always the case. As such, there are many potential benefits to earning a graduate degree in engineering.