Online Programs

At the University of Delaware, online graduate engineering students take the same courses that full-time, campus 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.

To learn more about our online engineering graduate programs, contact our Professional Engineering Outreach office by calling 302-831-8302 or emailing

Our 2017-2018 online, graduate engineering tuition rates make graduate education affordable.


Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics 
For working professionals who wish to gain knowledge and practical experience in bioinformatics. Students will gain core competency in bioinformatics for real-world applications in rapidly growing fields like genomic medicine, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, agriculture and data analytics, learning in an interactive, experiential and multidisciplinary team environment from nationally and internationally renowned researchers and practitioners in the field. No previous programming or database experience is required, but a familiarity with molecular biology concepts is recommended.

Civil Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Railroad Engineering
The Graduate Certificate in Railroad Engineering prepares participants to enter or advance in the growing, high-paying careers of the railroad industry. This three (3) course certificate program utilizes online civil engineering graduate courses that specialize in the field of railroad engineering.  These same courses can be used as “dual credit” electives in the Master of Civil Engineering (Transportation) described below.

Masters of Civil Engineering
Students develop their engineering skills and obtain a state-of-the-art background within one of seven areas of concentration. The degree can be earned with ten (10) courses (30 graduate credits), and no thesis is required.


Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity consists of three (3) graduate courses for a total of 9 graduate credits.  These courses can be used as “dual credit” electives toward the Master of Science in Cybersecurity or as electives in the Masters in Electrical Engineering.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Protect your organization from malware and infiltration with an NSA and DHD designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.  In this 10 course (30 credit) masters degree you will learn to design, execute and evaluate secure systems and software.

Electrical Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
This masters degree focuses on skill building across signal processing, data analytics, communication and cybersecurity to prepare students to lead solution development in data and communications.   This 10 course (30 credit) graduate program follows a “lock step” progression.

Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Certificate Program in Composite Materials
The Graduate Certificate in Composite Materials consists of three (3) graduate courses for a total of 9 graduate credits.  This program of study utilizes online mechanical engineering graduate courses that specialize in the field of composite engineering.  The certificate is ideal for those who are either new to the field of composite materials or wish to expand their knowledge in this dynamic.  The courses can also be used as “dual credit” electives in the Master degree options described below.

Master of Engineering: Mechanical
This masters degree program consists of ten (10) courses (30 graduate credits) which can be completed online, and are taught by the same internationally awarded faculty who also teach our full-time, on campus students.  Unique areas of focus are available, including the option of a “dual credit” Graduate Certificate in Composite Materials.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
This masters degree program has the option of substituting a six (6) credit thesis as part of the ten (10) courses (or 30 graduate credits).  A thesis is not required for this degree, however. In addition, a mathematics or numerical methods course is required.  Otherwise, this masters degree follows all the same options and features of the Master of Engineering: Mechanical described above.