Why Online from Vanderbilt?

Benefit from an Unmatched Student Experience

Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering online programs deliver students the highest quality online learning features, benefits such as access to WeWork, and personalized technical and student support services.

Collaborate with a Creative Tech Community

WeWork and LinkedIn Benefits

Receive Personalized Support

The Online Campus

Through immersive online experiences, you will learn, research topics of interest and build solutions to problems while forming a close community with fellow motivated tech professionals and Vanderbilt faculty.

You’ll meet in weekly, HD-streaming live classes for group work and discussions. Classes are small, maintaining a 15:1 student-to-professor ratio to ensure engagement and personalized learning. Outside of class, you can meet with faculty in online office hours.

Classroom Features

The online classroom includes learning tools designed to enhance Engineering@Vanderbilt’s technical and hands-on curricula, including:

  • Small-group break-out rooms
  • Video and document sharing
  • Live chats, surveys and polls
  • Collaborative content annotation
  • Screen-sharing capabilities
  • Full class recordings

See how students collaborate with these learning tools in our online classroom video.

The entire suite of classroom features and functions are fully accessible from any desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Course Content

You will complete self-paced course content on your own time anywhere you are. You’ll watch video lectures that feature interactive components such as question-and-answer sessions, case studies and group assignments. You may also complete course work while in offline mode on the program’s mobile app.

Nashville In-Person Experiences

In addition to online learning, you will be able to attend events on campus, such as career-building workshops and the Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference. If you live near or choose to visit Nashville, you may participate in workshops and projects at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completing the program, you can attend the on-campus graduation ceremony. At the ceremony, you’ll walk with on-campus students to receive the same Vanderbilt diploma.

WeWork and LinkedIn Benefits

WeWork Membership

To ensure a beneficial program experience, every Engineering@Vanderbilt student will receive a complimentary Global Access membership to WeWork. This membership allows you to use WeWork’s coworking spaces for dedicated study or collaboration in hundreds of locations around the world.

You will have access to:

  • Reliable Wi-Fi
  • Coffee, refreshments and snacks
  • Open-layout work areas
  • Private conference rooms
  • Printing and copying
  • On-site support staff

WeWork locations serve as inspiring study spaces and networking hubs. You’ll be able to access these spaces when you are traveling for work, need a quiet space to learn or attend class, or want to meet with classmates and other professionals in your region.

LinkedIn Premium Career Membership

As an Engineering@Vanderbilt student, you will receive a LinkedIn Premium Career membership. LinkedIn Premium Career gives you the tools to showcase new skills, boost your professional growth, and feel more confident in job searches.

You will gain access to a suite of career-enhancing benefits, including interactive interview preparation, insights on salary and earning potential, a library of videos to sharpen your skills, and the ability to directly contact recruiters and hiring managers using InMail.

Personalized Student Services

Admissions Support

As you apply to your program, you will work one-on-one with an admissions counselor who will guide you through the admissions process, answer any questions you have and give you the tools you need to submit your strongest application.

Technical and Academic Support

Once you are admitted and enrolled in a program, our Student Success Team will help you get oriented to the online campus and offer you technical assistance. Your dedicated Student Success Advisor will help you plan your courses and give you access to helpful student resources throughout your program experience.

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