Graduate Degrees & Certificates
The fully online graduate and certificate programs from the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston have been designed specifically for working engineers and developed by the same award-winning faculty as our on-campus programs. With curriculum devised to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems and engineered to help you stand out in today’s competitive job market, our innovative, online programs are offered in areas ranging from data science to subsea engineering. Our mission is to provide meaningful learning experiences to advance the state of knowledge with pioneering research and scholarly work while helping students develop skills to assume leadership positions.
Select from the following graduate degree and certificate programs.
Online MS in Biomedical Engineering
Designed to develop leadership in academia, government, and industry nationally and globally, our biomedical engineering graduate program focuses on neural, cognitive and rehabilitation engineering. Learn from distinguished faculty who share a passion for teaching and mentoring students. Our program is designed to meet the demands of the dynamic and ever-changing global healthcare economy with opportunities for multi-institutional collaboration and research.
Online Master of Chemical Engineering
Learn to develop techniques and processes that convert chemicals and raw materials into everyday products such as, plastics, food and pharmaceuticals. Our program focuses on the link between chemistry and engineering in order to create products and substances that improve lives. Develop the knowledge, technical skills, and job market relevance to succeed in the high-demand field of chemical engineering.
Online MS in Civil Engineering
Learn to produce the facilities upon which modern life depends, such as roads, bridges, airports and the infrastructure required for access to clean water. Develop a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals with curriculum that is focused on design, construction, management and operation, and taught online by the same faculty that teaches on-campus.
Online Master of Computer and Systems Engineering
Learn to design state-of-the-art hardware and software systems that include computing, communications and networking, control functions, sensing, and signal processing. Students will learn and work with award-winning faculty to conduct cutting-edge research and collaborate with industry to solve real-world challenges.
Online MS in Electrical Engineering
Learn through advanced instruction, the technical and business expertise needed to meet the increased industry demand for highly skilled professionals in power and energy systems. Designed with a focus on market applications and the global industrial workplace, our program was developed at the request of industry. Gain a solid foundation on economic profit, safety, health and environmental advancements with curriculum on topics including industrial power system engineering, design criteria, material procurement, manufacturing and management.
Online MS in Engineering Data Science - Coming Soon!
Encompassing predictive modeling and data driven design of engineering systems, engineering data science is a broad field with applications ranging from cybersecurity to environmental, health and materials sciences. Develop the knowledge, technical skills, and job market relevance to succeed in the high-demand field of data science.
Online MS in Engineering Management
Gain a solid foundation of engineering and management theories, concepts, tools, practices and procedures required to be successful in leading and managing across industries. The MS in Engineering Management was created to bridge the gap between engineering and technological problem-solving abilities of engineers with administrative skills for leading the operations of today\’s complex systems. Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to manage functions across manufacturing, service and technology organizations.
Online MS in Industrial Engineering
Learn and collaborate with award-winning faculty to engineer systems that integrate humans, machines, and technologies to enhance products, services, quality, and efficiency. Our program focuses on medicine, health, energy, security, operations, and supply chains to produce students that are equipped to face future global challenges.
Online Master of Mechanical Engineering
Learn from industry-leading faculty and gain an educational experience grounded in the engineering sciences. Our program focuses on producing professionals capable of systemically applying engineering sciences to solve real-world problems. The Master of Mechanical Engineering is a non-thesis degree program which provides students with a depth of knowledge in select areas of mechanical engineering along with broader knowledge in other engineering fields, science, business or law topics. This program was designed for working professionals seeking to expand technical skills and advance employment opportunities.
Online MS in Mechanical Engineering
Learn from industry-leading faculty and gain an educational experience grounded in the engineering sciences. Our program focuses on producing professionals capable of systemically applying engineering sciences to solve real-world problems. The MS in Mechanical Engineering program encompasses advanced study and research in the areas of applied mechanics, control of dynamical systems, materials science, thermal and fluid sciences and biomedical engineering.
Online MS in Petroleum Engineering
With an emphasis on curriculum that bridges the gap between online learning and real-world applications, our program prepares students to address the challenges of the world's energy needs. Learn from award-winning faculty through innovative learning experiences, research opportunities and professional development.
Online MS in Subsea Engineering
Learn to apply financial principles and methodologies while exploring the world of financial systems with real-world learning experiences and curriculum developed by our award-winning faculty. With this designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, you will have access to careers in corporate finance, investments and portfolio management, wealth management, energy finance and real estate finance. Develop the knowledge, technical skills, and job market relevance to succeed in the lucrative, dynamic and challenging world of finance.
Graduate Certificate Programs
Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering
Extend your career and gain a better understanding of petroleum engineering with this innovative certificate program. Our program is designed for professionals currently working in other engineering specializations and seeking a basic understanding of petroleum and reservoir engineering.
Online Certificate in Global Climate, Energy and Environment
Gain the scientific tools to analyze climate patterns based on data and the most up-to-date research from world-renowned industry experts and award-winning faculty. Our program is designed for practicing engineers in energy, environment and government sectors to formulate plans and implementation strategies to address real-world challenges.
Online Certificate in Process Safety Engineering
Learn the skills required for engineers to understand and implement safety techniques in process and energy related industries with our three-course certificate program. Gain the expertise needed to meet the increased industry demand for highly skilled professionals in safety engineering.
Online Certificate in Subsea Engineering
Develop the knowledge, technical skills, and job market relevance to succeed in the dynamic and challenging world of the offshore oil and gas industries with our three-course certificate program. Gain expertise in flow assurance and subsea systems to expand your job market relevance.
Online Certificate in Advanced Subsea Engineering
Building upon our certificate in subsea engineering, take a deeper dive into subsea controls and systems engineering for students who are interested in becoming leaders in the field of subsea engineering. The three-course certificate in advanced subsea engineering will increase your understanding of industry best practices, including state and federal regulations.
Online Certificate Unconventional Energy Sources
Designed for working engineers, our program is a specialized certification to meet the current demands of the oil industry. Gain a better understanding of the exploitation and performance of unconventional resources, online and on your time.