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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is my Engineering Online degree program accredited?

All degrees programs offered through Engineering Online at UT Arlington are fully accredited through ABET and/or SACS. Learn more about our accreditation.

Is my Engineering Online degree the same as an on-campus degree?

Yes, students taking online courses receive the same lectures, do the same homework, and take the same tests as students attending class.

How far away can I live to enroll in Engineering Online at UT Arlington?

Any individual who meets enrollment requirements and has a reliable, high-speed internet connection can enroll. There is no physical distance limitation.

What equipment/software must I have?

A computer capable of receiving streamed lectures. All lectures can be viewed in your web browser.

How do I purchase textbooks?

There are numerous online sources for textbooks. Contact us for assistance.

Is there a difference between online and on campus courses?

No, students taking online courses receive the same lectures as students attending class. We do not use "canned" courses.

Can I switch between online and on-campus classes?

Online students are welcome to attend class on-campus without losing access to the online material.

How do I get my assignments to my instructor or take tests?

Assignments are typically submitted by email or fax. Tests are taking under the supervision of a local proctor.

Will I be required to attend any on-campus class meetings?

Attendance at on-campus meetings is typically not mandatory. Your first on-campus visit may be to attend your own graduation - but that is voluntary too.

Who do I contact when I am stuck or confused about my course or program?

Contact your instructor for class related questions or contact the engineering online office for administrative issues.