WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is at the forefront of postgraduate learning with a brand new on line training supplying.

The colleges of Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are planning to provide low-priced on-line grasp’s applications through edX with help from Kaplan Higher Education. This is the first complete engineering postgraduate curricula provided on-line at less than $25,000 for master’s ranges. Purdue is ranked a number of the pinnacle 10 engineering applications and pinnacle 5 on line engineering graduate programs in the U.S.

“We were intrigued while edX approached us with an possibility to serve probably hundreds of recent engineering students who should never come to Purdue’s campus to earn those degrees,” said Gerry McCartney, govt vice chairman for Purdue Online. “This is a vital milestone for online schooling at Purdue University.”

“This powerful offering will offer the highest-first-rate on-line master’s ranges for running experts in engineering, at the very best price,” said Mung Chiang, Purdue’s John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering.

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will provide the first of those master’s stages beginning in January 2020. The program is now accepting applications, with a priority closing date of Nov. 1. It is the same diploma earned via college students on Purdue’s campus, but requiring only one to 1 and half years for a complete-time student to earn the diploma or up to four years for a component-time scholar. Each plan of observe can be custom designed to encompass a number of particular one-credit-hour guides in an effort to assist college students advantage the desired range inside their selected technical discipline. In all, the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering calls for 30 credit score hours of coursework.

“We are overjoyed to release superior packages through this novel partnership,” said Dimitrios (Dimitri) Peroulis, the Michael and Katherine Birck Head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and unique marketing consultant to the dean of engineering for Online Learning. “Purdue ECE international-class college has teamed up with on-line getting to know professionals to provide an intensive and bendy master’s software. By finishing their desired mixture of rigorous one- and three-credit score-hour guides, ECE online students will be able to advantage both the intensity and breadth they need to guide engineering teams global.”

As part of this on-line grasp’s degree in ECE, Purdue will provide Advanced Electronics via the edX MicroMasters® application. The program is a sequence of graduate-stage guides designed to offer deep studying in a career field. They are recognized for his or her task relevance and can be used to pursue an elevated and much less highly-priced master’s degree. Completion of Advanced Electronics inside the MicroMasters software could count number toward the degree if a student is commonplace into the overall grasp’s degree software. Additional MicroMasters packages in distinctive Electrical and Computer Engineering areas are deliberate for 2020.

The lower-priced online master’s in ECE is step one, with master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and civil engineering being deliberate for subsequent yr. “At its center, civil engineering always strives to move the arena ahead thru advancements in each study and in schooling, and we consider this partnership will do simply that for our college,” stated Rao S. Govindaraju, the Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Christopher B. And Susan S. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering. “With this new partnership, we intend to offer greater ease get admission to to better training to certified college students all over the world.”