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Cornell SE...We're No. 3!

  • Source: BestColleges.com

In only its fifth year of existence, the M.Eng in Systems Engineering at Cornell has been named the third best such program in the nation by BestColleges.com. Cornell Engineering’s only fully-online master’s degree program, the M.Eng in Systems Engineering gives working engineers around the world access to world class faculty doing groundbreaking research.

More and more, major companies are discovering the value of hiring Systems Engineers. Systems Engineering master’s students at Cornell learn to “think big” about large, complex projects. They are the ones who have the entire project in mind. They are the ones who figure out the technical specifications required to do the job right. They are the ones who coordinate the work of lower-level engineers focused on specific aspects of a project.

The distance learning students enrolled in the Systems Engineering M.Eng. program at Cornell are generally professionals currently working in industry. With the exception of two one-week courses taught on-campus, this degree can be earned online, making it perfect for busy professionals who want to earn a master’s from a high-quality Ivy League program with an international reputation for excellence.

The citation from BestColleges reads, in part, “Cornell’s prestigious Systems Engineering Department was founded in 1999, and it has built extensive relationships with a number of noteworthy professional organizations, including Intel, the FBI, Google and Boeing.”

Systems engineering is a valuable discipline for master's level study because many engineers from various undergraduate disciplines find that they are deeply involved in designing and implementing complex systems. Master's level study in this area can support their career goals and give them tools for continued improvement of professional skills.

To read more about BestColleges.com and to learn more about their rankings, go to http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-masters-engineering-programs/.

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