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Michigan Tech Online Learning courses are developed for the virtual classroom using the latest distance education technologies. Internet classes allow you to arrange your class attendance around your own schedule. Except for turning in assignments when they are due, your schedule is totally up to you. For more information, and the online course schedule visit our Getting Started with Online Learning website.

Graduate Degree Programs

Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

Both the master’s and certificate provide students with an advanced program in the design, calibration, and operating characteristics of electric-drive and hybrid-drive vehicles. The 30-credit MEng program is based on a distance-learning course initially developed by Michigan Tech, General Motors, and AVL, and selected by the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility for training automotive engineers. A Department of Energy grant funded the development of the full curriculum and mobile laboratory. The interdisciplinary program was designed with input from Argonne National Laboratory and the following industry partners: MAGMA, General Motors, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Woodward.

Learn more about earning an MEng in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering


MS in Electrical Engineering (Emphasis on Power Engineering)

This program enables professionals to earn course credit at their convenience. Off-campus students enroll in the same classes as on-campus students, following the same syllabi, schedules, and, with a few exceptions, course work.

Energy systems emphasize power systems, with renewable energy and power electronics as other major areas of interest. Online courses are taught by a panel of expert faculty whose interests are focused in energy systems.

Learn more about earning an MS in Electrical Engineering


MS in Mechanical Engineering

Join one of the nation’s largest ME-EM departments, and work with scholars to achieve technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Our graduate program is ranked in the nation’s top fifty by US News & World Report. Distance-learning, research-based MS and PhD degrees maintain the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education. The public defense of theses, dissertations, reports, and projects normally occurs on campus. Students in partnered programs may take up to one-third of the required course work credits from other universities, with prior approval. PhD students are admitted and conduct research with the same standards and rigor as on-campus students; thus, they should be working in a corporate, federal, or similar R&D environment. Research credit fees or a formal research contract may be required.

Learn more about earning an MS in Mechanical Engineering


PhD Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Join one of the nation’s largest ME-EM departments, and work with scholars to achieve technological, environmental, industrial, and societal sustainability. Our graduate program is ranked in the nation’s top fifty by US News & World Report. Distance-learning, research-based MS and PhD degrees maintain the high standards of Michigan Tech graduate education. The public defense of theses, dissertations, reports, and projects normally occurs on campus. Students in partnered programs may take up to one-third of the required course work credits from other universities, with prior approval. PhD students are admitted and conduct research with the same standards and rigor as on-campus students; thus, they should be working in a corporate, federal, or similar R&D environment. Research credit fees or a formal research contract may be required.

Learn more about earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


Graduate Certificate Programs

Advanced Electric Power Engineering

A shortage of engineering talent in the US electrical energy industry has created a need for highly trained staff who are qualified to handle research and development and the application of new technology. All lectures will be offered online to accommodate engineers’ work schedules.

This 15-credit program provides students with advanced knowledge of the operation and design of electric power systems. It is designed, in consultation with electric utilities, to address continuing education needs. Students must have a degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.

Learn more about earning a certificate in Advanced Electric Power Engineering


Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

Both the master’s and certificate provide students with an advanced program in the design, calibration, and operating characteristics of electric-drive and hybrid-drive vehicles. The 15-credit HEV Graduate Certificate is based on a distance-learning course initially developed by Michigan Tech, General Motors, and AVL, and selected by the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility for training automotive engineers. A Department of Energy grant funded the development of the full curriculum and mobile laboratory. The interdisciplinary program was designed with input from Argonne National Laboratory and the following industry partners: MAGMA, General Motors, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Woodward.

Learn more about earning a certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering