Transforming Engineers into Leaders


The Education Journey

The Education Journey

Engineering students may be able to complete their program in as few as four quarters; each quarter is 11 weeks. However, all online engineering programs at the University of California, Riverside operate on a carousel model. Once you begin your coursework, if you need to take a break, you’ll have to wait until the carousel cycles back around to where you left off. Student support specialists are always available to help you stay on track, or if it becomes necessary to take a break, get you back into the program as soon as possible.

You will take a minimum of one Core Engineering Course and one Specialization Course per quarter. Typically, students will be registered in nine credits per quarter under this model. Your quarter schedule will be provided to you by your student support specialist during each registration period.

Master of Science in Engineering Core Courses

(All students take the four courses below)

This course addresses the adaptive challenges facing engineers in a global environment. Its elements cover relevant business dynamics, national and international requirements, as well as less formal elements beyond the realm of core technical competence. An expanded understanding of how companies make outsourcing decisions is relevant whether one is participating or is impacted in other ways.

Virtual technologies enable professionals to communicate more effectively in a multinational environment assisted by workflow software, videoconferencing and other virtual technologies. These tools enable project design to be executed in real-time across continents at all hours. They can also facilitate active collaboration with contractors and clients through implementation phases.

Compliance with applicable regulatory requirements can minimize costly delays. Enhanced awareness of these added elements is essential whether a project is operating domestically or internationally. Global engineers must also apply what may be referred to as “soft skills.” Each nation has unique business protocols. Arriving late to a meeting in one country may instantly damage a professional relationship, while bypassing informal conversation in some cultures could be considered comparably offensive. There may also be essential protocols when interacting with personnel on-site in an unfamiliar national context. The topics below are designed to widen the engineering practice framework to incorporate necessary added skills to succeed in an increasingly global environment.

MSE Online Specialization Courses

BIEN 223 Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems 4 credits
BIEN 224 Cellular and Molecular Engineering 4 credits
BIEN 249 Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology 4 credits
BIEN 264 Biotransport Phenomena 4 credits
BIEN 270 Transport with Reactions in Biological Systems 4 credits