Distance Learning Program – Overview

Boston University’s Engineering Masters (MEng) degree track is identical whether students are taking classes on-campus or through our distance learning technology. MEng requirements can be found on the department website for both the Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering degrees. Classes available by distance learning are indicated there as well as on our courses page.

Students within commuting distance of campus may use on-campus courses to meet some degree requirements as well. Students who have completed engineering graduate courses at other accredited engineering schools, which have not been used toward other degrees, may, by petition, transfer up to 8 credits of appropriate work toward the MEng degree.

Most courses are taught by full-time faculty who are research active in the areas in which they are teaching. For links to instructor profiles and a schedule of distance learning scheduled course offerings visit our courses page.

Students may take up to three courses prior to being admitted as a degree candidate. It is expected that all students admitted as degree candidates will have a BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school with an academic average of B or better. The GRE graduate admission test is also required as part of the graduate admission process. All students enrolling in their first course will be asked to supply a copy of their undergraduate transcripts. For further information on these academic matters, the registration process, or tuition and fees, please contact our Distance Learning Office.