“The distance education option for people who are working full time with families is the difference between the possibility of an advanced degree and not.The stature of CU engineering coupled with online is tremendously powerful.”
-EMP distance student
Distance or Campus Comparison
The Engineering Management graduate degree program provides an excellent curriculum that offers both schedule and geographic flexibility, which is ideal for the working student. Since its inception, we have offered cost-effective educational options both on-campus and through distance learning.
The Engineering Management Program has been offering a state-of-the-art distance learning experience since its inception in 1987. Live classes with on-campus students are recorded in our professional studios and offered to distance students. In addition, an Internet-based class management tool is used to facilitate the interaction between on-campus students, distance students and the professor. You get the benefit of the classroom experience and relationships with flexibility to study when it’s most convenient for you.
For an example of the distance learning experience, please click on the video below. Note: This video uses the Tegrity system, which may attempt to install a plug-in for your browser. Follow the on-screen instructions and a pop-up window will appear.
The Program uses a two-pronged method of course delivery for distance students, both of which can be accessed anywhere in the world via the Internet and a web browser:
- Online courses are delivered by the Center for Advanced Engineering and Technology Education (CAETE), the distance education and professional studies arm of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. CAETE is a service provider, giving technical professionals convenient and flexible access to selected, live, on-campus classes and degree programs. CAETE provides convenient and flexible graduate education from the College of Engineering via online delivery (streaming and downloading from the Internet) and CD-ROM. Courses taken can be applied toward master’s degree requirements or toward a graduate certificate, or simply used for professional development. Refer to CAETE for course listings, registration instructions, and helpful information for distance students.
- In addition to recorded classroom sessions, an online service called eCollege is used for all Engineering Management courses. This is a password-protected site that enables on-campus and distance students to interact with each other through e-mail, chat rooms, document sharing, threaded discussion, and more. Professors use this to post class readings, distribute and collect homework, post grades, create class announcements and create shared work space for class project teams. eCollege is the primary vehicle facilitating interaction between distance students and their instructors.
Students may attend classes at the College of Engineering and Applied Science main building at the University of Colorado’s scenic Boulder campus. Here you’ll have the opportunity to interact directly with members of our faculty and technical professionals from other leading technology organizations. See the campus map for the exact location.
In addition to classes, students will use the online service called eCollege. This Internet-based course management tool is used for all Engineering Management courses. Professors use this to post class readings, distribute and collect homework, post grades, create class announcements and create shared work space for class project teams.