Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide recently was named one of the nation’s Best Online Engineering Degree Programs for 2016 by CollegeChoice.net, an independent online service for prospective college students and their families.
Factors in determining the 2016 ranking included tuition cost, financial aid offerings, time to completion, on-campus residency and online program features and services. This information was gathered by using statistical and research websites and individual school online portals to ensure the accuracy of the data involved.
Engineering is always a growing, in-demand profession. The job prospects from the Bureau of Labor Statistics predict a 3 percent growth over the next eight years with a median wage of $76,870, which means there may not be a better time to consider an online engineering degree.
While an online engineering bachelor’s degree will still take nearly four years to complete, online students enjoy flexibility and challenging coursework as they work toward finishing a degree. With the prominence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other forms of adaptive digital learning, the gaps between these two styles of learning is narrowing. Online students can achieve connectivity to their professors and peers through collaborative assignments and video and project-based learning tools. For information on Embry-Riddle Worldwide MOOCs, go to http://worldwide.erau.edu/massive-open-online-courses).
Embry-Riddle Worldwide and Online Campus offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology to working professionals who need a flexible schedule and access to world-class faculty. The university is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For information on this degree as well as Worldwide’s other Engineering Degree Programs such as the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and the Master of Systems Engineering, go to http://worldwide.erau.edu/degrees/?field-of-study=engineering
The Engineering Technology degree, which is held to the same academic standards as programs on the university’s residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., requires 122 credit hours, virtual labs, research projects and a capstone course. This is a 100 percent online degree with no on-campus requirements. Labs are done virtually through the online learning management system, capstone courses are a team-based design project, and projects can be completed within a student’s own community. Courses are also taught asynchronously and can be downloaded to a smartphone app so a student can study wherever they are.
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College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches, and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for any student easier and more fun. In addition, College Choice also regularly creates resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.