How Online Programs Work
Earn your Ph.D. in electrical engineering online from UND.
You can earn your doctoral degree in engineering from the University of North Dakota while you continue to live and work in your own community. Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional on-campus courses.
You’ll receive the convenience of online learning with the personal contact and connection of being with faculty and classmates through online tools.
For students completing the program by online delivery, a minimum of three campus visits are required and you'll need to make a presentation during each visit. One of these presentations can be the oral presentation for the qualifying exam. Additionally, a Ph.D. candidate should be present for the Ph.D. dissertation defense.
Online Engineering Courses
UND’s online engineering courses mirror those offered on campus. As an online doctoral student, you’ll follow the same curriculum, watch the same lectures and have the same deadlines for completing lessons and exams as a student on campus. Depending on the professor you may:
- Access course materials, assignments and recorded lectures.
- Communicate with engineering faculty and classmates.
- Use UND’s student support services such as online tutoring, digital library, tech support and advising services.
- Take supervised (proctored) exams using ProctorU.
Online Ph.D. Program in Electrical Engineering
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.
Online students 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.
Leaders in Online Education
UND began educating at a distance in 1911 with correspondence by mail courses. Today, we serve thousands of students across the globe and are recognized as a national leader in online education.
You’ll take courses from UND professors and earn a degree that’s fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Your transcript and diploma are exactly the same as our on-campus students.
At UND, online student support is all-encompassing. You’ll encounter:
- Tutors to help you get through tough classes.
- Advisors to ensure you are staying on track.
- Library services to help you find learning resources.
- Career service staff who can help you apply your skills and find a job.