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SMU School of Engineering - Dallas

Contact Information:
Stephanie Dye - Associate Director, Distance Education
School of Engineering
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750335
Dallas, TX  75275-0335
Phone: 214-768-3232 or 800-601-4040
Fax: 214-768-4482
E-mail: sdye@engr.smu.edu
Web site: http://engr.smu.edu/distance/overview.html
Request Information:  http://engr.smu.edu/distance/request.html
Distance Learning Program available via DVD:
Master of Science Degrees:
Applied Science
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Science (Major in Environmental Systems Management)
Environmental Science (Major in Hazardous and Waste Materials Management)
Facilities Management
Information Engineering and Management
Manufacturing Systems Management
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research
Packaging of Electronic and Optical Devices
Software Engineering
Systems Engineering
Certificate Programs:
The programs listed below also lead to professional certificates for students who complete the required core courses but are not interested in the full degree program.

Computer Security
Manufacturing Systems Management
Mechanical Engineering
Packaging of Electronic and Optical Devices
Software Engineering
Systems Engineering
Admission Requirements:
Each distance learning program establishes its minimum criteria for admission.  All applicants, regardless of the program for which they apply, must submit the following:
  • Completed application and statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • $50 check payable to SMU for application fee
  • Resume (optional)
Tuition Costs:
The cost of tuition is $882 per semester credit hour (or $2,646 per 3-credit course). 
Learning Environment for Students:
SMU School of Engineering's Distance Learning Program offer professionals a convenient way to update their knowledge, advance in their careers, and help their employers compete successfully in the global marketplace.
SMU School of Engineering's Distance Learning Program allows working professionals to complete a Master's degree entirely at the distance with no campus requirement.  The actual live classes are recorded and DVDs of the lectures are sent to the students at their home or office.  The distance learning students are able to keep the DVDs throughout the semester so they can replay the lectures as needed.
Students stay in contacts with their professors via phone, e-mail, fax and the Internet.  Each academic department has a distance learning liaison that forwards all the course materials to the students and submits the exams to the students' proctors (site coordinators) as required.
Relevant Information on Faculty:
Virtually all the School of Engineering's faculty members have gained practical experience as engineers, applied scientists, consultants, or administrators in private industry or government service.  Their insights provide students with an invaluable link between the latest scientific theories and the reality of the high-technology marketplace.
Students also have an opportunity to learn from adjunct professors who are respected professionals in the high-technology community or government agencies.
For more than 35 years, SMU School of Engineering has been a pioneer in distance learning offering a wide variety of graduate degree programs and certificate programs to students who need the flexibility of an asynchronous learning experience. 
Southern Methodist University and all of its programs are regionally accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).