Technology is moving at breakneck speed, which means engineers must keep their knowledge and skills fresh to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. To boot, plenty of new opportunities are mushrooming as the energy industry transitions, bolstering the need for advanced engineering qualifications.
Whether you’re keen on building your knowledge with a certificate course or are looking to advance your existing skillsets with a master’s, Louisiana State University Online (LSU Online) offers engineers a variety of online courses that can help open the door to new career opportunities and help you become a global leader in your respective field.
The best part? An LSU degree earned online is the same as a diploma received by on-campus students. Here are six online engineering programs worth exploring:
Online engineering programs by LSU Online
Online Master Program in Civil Engineering
The mission of the online MS program in Civil Engineering offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University aims at building the latest knowledge and skills required for a career in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation Engineering. The program aims to graduate highly-qualified engineers, who will be able to tackle the urgent needs of the deteriorating Transportation Infrastructure in the Nation and Louisiana.
If you have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation, Structures or Geotech from an accredited institution, the highly ranked Online Master Program in Civil Engineering could help you get to the next stage of your civil engineering career.
This program is led by field-experienced experts that provide fundamental principles and techniques in a flexible learning environment. It was ranked as one of the best online programmes for a Master’s in Civil Engineering by the US News and World Report.
The curriculum was designed for Civil Engineering with special focus on Transportation Engineering. The required 36 credit hours of graduate-level courses cover pavement, traffic, geotechnical and bridge engineering. You’ll gain the tools needed to address globalization and sustainability.
Online Certificate Program in Civil Engineering
The Online Certificate program in Civil Engineering with focus in Transportation Engineering was just initiated as a post baccalaureate certificate in Civil Engineering to build on the establishment of readily available Online content and to cater to the needs of the Civil Engineering community who may not be interested in a Master’s degree.
The Certificate requires 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. It is an integral part of the scalable model for the Online MCE degree by allowing students to first obtain a graduate certificate, which can then stack into the online MCE degree. The required coursework for the graduate certificate is a subset of that required for the online MCEdegree. The first graduate certificate was initiated in the Transportation Engineering field to complement the online MCE degree currently available in CEE.
Online Master of Science in Construction Management
According to reports, the global construction industry is expected to grow over the next years. LSU’s MS in Construction Management online program will provide you with the technical and interpersonal skills needed to become a successful construction leader.
The program, accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), blends coursework in leadership with core construction subjects like sustainability, building information modeling, project delivery and decision making. Graduates leave the program confident and ready to make an impact.
Echoing this is Russell W. Milam, who said: “As an industry executive, I am focused on project execution excellence and creating shareholder value. When I was looking to return to school to pursue my graduate degree, I wanted a program that combined academic rigor, the flexibility to fit my schedule and value.
“The online MS in Construction Management from LSU checked all these boxes. The curriculum is challenging with faculty setting high expectations in personal performance in a supportive environment.”
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
If you’re ready to take on a leadership role and want to help organisations manage innovation and implement cutting-edge change initiatives needed to cut costs and improve operations, this programme is for you.
The MS in Industrial Engineering programme is designed for industrial engineers or those without an engineering degree who wish to carve themselves a new career path. It will help you develop the skills needed to tackle immediate challenges across multiple industries and provide a platform for graduates to advance professionally in academia, research, industry and government.
Attesting to this is alumni Mark Richard.
“The LSU’s online MS in Industrial Engineering fits my career goals as the coursework is a complement to my job in Integrated Logistics Support. The programme also provides a platform to connect with other students and build a strong community among other engineers,” said Richard, who works at Textron, an American conglomerate, in New Orleans.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Modern Topics in Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum engineering is an exciting field with many international career opportunities. If you already have a bachelor’s degree under your belt and would like to grow your skills and knowledge in the field, you might want to consider enrolling in this certificate program.
Beginning Spring 2022, the course offers students the unique opportunity to gain knowledge in new areas of the energy industry transitions. It’s suitable for graduates of petroleum engineering or related fields who are now working and are eager to continue their learning remotely.
There are also research opportunities and a Student Internship Program that employs LSU Petroleum Engineering students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, at the PERTT Lab.
LSU Online also offers other courses, such as the Online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics, a certificate program that’s ideal for clinicians and healthcare managers, IT professionals and those in the healthcare field or healthcare insurance professionals. This graduate certificate doesn’t require a specific Bachelor of Science degree and is taught by renowned faculty with healthcare experience.
There is also the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Systems Engineering course is designed to prepare you with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to address rising healthcare costs. It is offered in partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and is ideal for clinicians and healthcare managers, process engineers in the healthcare field, healthcare insurance professionals, as well as engineers.
LSU Online: 360° support for every student
There are many reasons to begin your engineering upskilling journey with LSU Online.
For starters, the university’s flexible formatting allows you to participate in the LSU community wherever you are. You can also expect to earn a degree that is on par with on-campus students. Best of all, there is a flat-rate tuition for all students.
If you’re ready to begin your journey toward an online engineering degree, LSU Online’s Enrollment Concierge team is on-hand to answer any questions you may have on admission requirements, courses and learning outcomes. The team can also assist you with registration, scheduling classes and financial aid. Click here to apply.
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