Pitt | Swanson Engineering

Why Swanson Online?

Our state of the art online technology and commitment to providing quality education to students around the globe make it possible for our online graduate students to learn identical content to our on-campus curriculum taught by the same expert faculty. Our online graduate students earn the same degree or certificate as our on-campus students from a university known for its quality, innovation, and research. Jump start your career today by adding one of the University of Pittsburgh’s online graduate engineering programs to your resume.

What to Expect?

Our Online Classroom – We combine our online and on-campus classes in order to create a collaborative learning environment of students with similar interests but diverse educational and professional backgrounds. We understand that our online students need flexibility as well, which is why our commitment is to allow students to join a lecture online, view a recorded lecture, or even attend an on-campus class when possible.

Our online students interact with classmates and professors using a variety of methods which include:

  • Assigned Faculty Advisor to guide your studies
  • Department Graduate Administrator to provide academic support
  • CourseWeb/Blackboard Web-based Course Management System
  • Adobe Connect allowing online chat feature and microphone use
  • Skype for Business
  • Discussion Boards
  • Emails via your new pitt.edu account
  • Student Production Assistant during lectures to facilitate classroom engagement and provide technical support

Course Schedule – Our online courses follow the same semester schedules as our on-campus courses (Fall, Spring, Summer). Online students can complete their programs part-time (less than 9-credits per semester). Learn more about our academic schedule here: http://www.registrar.pitt.edu/calendars.html

Length to complete program – Please visit each online program’s website for more information on the average time to complete as this varies by student and program.