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Online MEng: Computer Engineering Frequently Asked Questions
Enrollment & Student Experience
How many courses can I take at a time?
You can take up to two courses simultaneously. Each course will require 15–17 hours of study per week, so two courses would be considered a full-time course load.
Can I try a course before I apply or enroll in the full degree?
If you are not ready to enroll in the full degree program, Dartmouth Engineering offers several open courses in association with Coursera, such as the C Programming with Linux Specialization. These courses can help you build knowledge in the relevant subject areas and explore learning with Dartmouth Engineering and Coursera.
Do the same faculty teach online and on-campus courses?
Yes. Both the online and the on-campus programs are designed, delivered, and assessed by the same Dartmouth Engineering faculty.
Do online faculty have office hours?
Yes. Students may book one-on-one appointments with instructors during scheduled office hours.
Can I switch between online and on-campus programs?
On a case-by-case basis, students may petition to switch from online to on-campus study or vice versa. Students may not switch between these modes more than once.
Do online students have access to on-campus facilities?
As an online student, you are welcome to visit the campus if you are in the area (local health requirements and restrictions permitting). Many on-campus resources will also be made available to you in an online format.
Are online students eligible to use Dartmouth career services?
Are internships part of the program?
There are currently no plans to offer internships through the program. However, online students have access to internship and job placement resources offered through our dedicated engineering-focused Career Services.
Graduation & Accreditation
What will appear on my diploma?
The degree conferred will be for the “Master of Engineering.” Awarded by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the diplomas for online students are identical to those issued for students who completed their degree requirements on campus.
Will there be a graduation ceremony?
Yes. Online students who are nearing completion of the program will be invited to attend Investiture and Commencement ceremonies on the Dartmouth campus, pending completion of all degree requirements.
Through which group is Dartmouth Engineering accredited?