How Online Programs Work
Earn a Ph.D. in environmental 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.