Degrees & Certificates

At the University of Delaware, part-time graduate engineering students take the same courses that full-time engineering students take, enabling great synergy among the students and with our top-notch faculty!  Our industry-aligned faculty includes 33 named professors, six National Academy of Engineering members, 51 NSF and DOD faculty career and young investigator award winners, and 17 University teaching award recipients.

Our Graduate courses follow various delivery methods; on campus, on-site and online.  There are several paths toward academic achievement…

Our online courses have new tuition rates to go alongside our longstanding, lowered rates for Military and Federal employees.

Graduate Courses
By starting in this unique, graduate, non-degree status you will strengthen your graduate application.  Also, the courses you take in this status will automatically apply to your graduate program if/when you apply/are admitted. You may take as many courses as desired as a non-degree student through Professional Engineering Outreach. However, a maximum of three courses (9 credits) taken as a non-degree student and in which you earned at least a B may be applied to a relevant degree program.

Graduate Certificates
Our Graduate Certificate programs bundle courses into a focused academic credential showing specialized knowledge on your resume and can be earned with only 3 or 4 graduate courses.

Graduate Degrees
The College of Engineering offers several graduate degree programs and many of our programs offer courses at “professionally convenient” times on campus and/or in various distance formats.

Participation in Professional Engineering Outreach does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. However, the advisement provided through PEO can enhance the probability of admission. Degree program applicants must follow the admission process administered by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. For some programs, this may include submission of GRE scores, with minimums for combined quantitative and verbal scores set by each engineering department. Please refer to the desired department’s web page for further information.

Interested? We encourage you to begin your journey by contacting our office at  We will discuss your area of interest and help devise a path that helps you achieve your educational goals.