With the UND's online engineering programs, you can earn your PhD without interrupting your career. To complete your engineering degree, you will take online, semester-based courses.
For students completing the program by distance delivery, a minimum of three campus visits are required, and students must provide a presentation during each visit. One of these presentations can be the oral presentation of the qualifying exam. Additionally, a Ph.D. candidate should be present for the Ph.D. dissertation defense in person.
Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.
UND's online engineering courses mirror those offered on-campus. As a distance student, you will follow the same curriculum, watch the same lectures, and have the same deadlines for completing lessons and exams as on-campus students.
With online engineering courses, you can:
complete semester-based, online courses from anywhere
view online, recorded lectures at the time of day that works best for you
access course materials and assignments using Web-based tools
The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering provides an opportunity for sustained and concentrated intellectual efforts. In both campus and distance delivery modes, the Electrical Engineering faculty advisor and advisory committee members must maintain regular interactions with the Ph.D. student. Students utilizing the distance delivery program can meet the residency requirement by demonstrating their research activities are coordinated with their advisor and advisory committee and are being performed in an environment that provides meaningful intellectual interactions on a regular basis. This may be provided through their place of employment, through interactions with a national lab or other recognized research facility/university, by interfacing with a private or public industry, hospital, or other similar venue. The student will be responsible for including the nature of their interactions as a part of their research plan for approval as meeting residency requirements.